Thursday, February 16, 2006

Metallica + Rick Rubin = ?

Metal up your ass!Famed producer Rick Rubin (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Johnny Cash, Slayer, etc.) is slated to produce Metallica’s upcoming album. The surprising thing here is Bob Rock, the band’s producer for the last six albums or so, isn’t behind the knobs on this one, much to the elation of his nay-sayers. The last album saw the return of relatively complex riffing despite the use of a drop D style tuning (common amongst rock and metal bands due to easier power chord play, usually leading to rather uninteresting instrumental). Maybe this new CD will mark the return of solos? I kind of missed them in St. Anger.
♪…SMASHING THROUGH THE BOUNDARIES, LUNACY HAS FOUND ME
CANNOT STOP THE BATTERY
POUNDING OUT AGGRESSION TURNS INTO OBSESSION
CANNOT KILL THE BATTERY
CANNOT KILL THE FAMILY, BATTERY IS FOUND IN ME…♪
Song of the Moment: “Battery” by Metallica

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