Saturday, February 07, 2009

Yep, this'll get the blood flowing early in the morning... the Boneyard, Sirius Ch. 19: "Steamroller action crushing all...victim is your name and you shall faaaaallll, blood will fol-low bloooood....dy-ing time is heeeere, Damage Incorporated...."
The closing track from 1986's Master of Puppets, "Damage Inc." was a great example of Metallica at its balls-to-the-wall best. Hell, that whole album was. Absolutely flawless, in every single aspect. I know a lot of people accused Metallica of selling out to the mainstream with the self-titled 'black' album five years later, and it was only after hearing those earlier albums that I really understood why. I still like the Black Album a lot even after hearing the guys' earlier stuff, but the thrash/speed metal of their earlier years is definitely my preference rather than the blues- and country- influenced stuff that came after the Black Album. I was very, very glad to see them get back to that on their latest record.