Friday, September 26, 2008

i'm sorry, i just couldn't help myself.

honestly, other than the mellow morning CD's i play for the kids during our morning routine, i have been listening to nothing else all week. it has produced the strangest reaction in me. pure and utter excitement. for some reason, i want to drive down the street, album blaring, honking my horn and shouting, "they're back! they're really back! kill the fattened calf, our prodigals have returned home!"

i know metallica has been making albums slowly for the past 20 years, but none of them has even come close to measuring up to why i LOVED this band when i was in junior high and high school. they were the first genuine metal band(i.e. NOT "hair metal") that i heard and i fell in love instantly. their album ...and justice for all is one of my top 10 of all time. it came out in 1988. i have been waiting for a follow-up since then. it is finally here. and so i just had to share something. anything. so i thought i'd go with this one as i'm sure more than a couple of you out there could relate.

believe it or not, this is the second shortest song on the album.



BROKEN, BEAT, AND SCARRED





You Rise You Fall
You're Down Then You Rise Again
What Don’t Kill You Will Make You More Strong
You Rise You Fall
You're Down Then You Rise Again
What Don’t Kill You Will Make You More Strong
Rise Fall Down Rise Again
What Don’t Kill You Will Make You More Strong
Rise Fall Down Rise Again
What Don’t Kill You Will Make You More Strong
Through Black Days
Through Black Nights
Through Pitch Black Insides

Breaking Your Teeth On The Hard Life Coming
Show Your Scars
Cutting Your Feet On the Hard Earth Running
Show Your Scars
Breaking Your Life
Broken, Beat & Scarred
We Die Hard

The Dawn The Death
The Fight to the Final Breath
What Don’t Kill You Will Make You More Strong
The Dawn The Death
The Fight to the Final Breath
What Don’t Kill You Will Make You More Strong
Dawn Death Fight Final Breath
What Don’t Kill You Will Make You More Strong
Dawn Death Fight Final Breath
What Don’t Kill You Will Make You More Strong
They Scratched Me
They Scraped Me
They Cut and Rape Me

Breaking Your Teeth On The Hard Life Coming
Show Your Scars
Cutting Your Feet On the Hard Earth Running
Show Your Scars
Breaking Your Life
Broken, Beat & Scarred
We Die Hard

Breaking Your Teeth On The Hard Life Coming
Show Your Scars
Cutting Your Feet On the Hard Earth Running
Show Your Scars
Bleeding Your Life In A Hard Luck Story
Show Your Scars
Spilling Your Blood In the Hot Sun's Glory
Show Your Scars

Breaking Your Life
Broken, Beat & Scarred
We Die Hard

4 comments:

Mike said...

My son was sitting in my lap totally rocking out. I guess it meets with his approval! It most definitely meets with mine

Mike aka MonolithTMA said...

Ok, I've gotta give this a good listen again. The first time through it just made me want to listen to their old stuff.

jON said...

we have a rare thing here gentleman. not only are both commenters in here male, but they are both named mike. and, i am guessing, old metallica fans.

as much as listening to this album HAS made me hunger to hear the old stuff. (i haven't heard master of puppets since it was stolen 15 years ago) but this album, in its own right, is completely amazing. the playing is, in my opinion, tighter, the arrangements more complex, and the production value is better than the olden days. (you can hear the bass!) i can't believe the breakneck speeds these guys are playing sometimes, not to mention, the ridiculous tempo and melody changes they are routinely playing.

the one i thought exemplifies this the best is a real shredder of a last track reminiscent of former shredding last tracks like "damage inc." or "dyer's eve." it is the shortest track on the album at just over 5 minutes, but i don't see how you could keep it up for much longer than that. i didn't share it because the lyrics are standard metal lyrics about melting flesh and whatnot, so i went for something a little more meaningful in print.

but if you haven't already heeded my accolades, take a quick listen to my apocaplypse and then run out for your own copy. because these youtube versions, really do not do the sound any justice at all.

Sue said...

I must admit, like Mike(2), halfway through this song I flitted off and listened to 'One' on YouTube :)

I watched Some Kind of Monster a few months ago. It was an interesting voyeuristic view, very honest (they didn't cut out any of the stuff that made them at times look like a bunch of self-important tossbags).

I know that album got panned, so glad to hear that this one is doing it for you, Jon :)