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    Fri, 11 Jul 2014 13:15:46

    Top Summer 2014 Metal Songs: Metallica – #1 - By ARTISTdirect.com editor in chief Rick Florino...

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    The title probably says it all. However, "Lords of Summer" even in its "First Pass Version", feels like an immortal heavy metal summer anthem already.

    Metallica craft a tightly woven tapestry of impenetrable riffs, thunderous drums, throbbing bass, and thrilling vocals over the course of this eight-minute-plus opus. This isn't merely a throwback to Master of Puppets or Death Magnetic. It's simply proof that the greatest metal band of all-time continue to push the envelope, break ground, and reinvent themselves. The guitars thrash and gnash in succinct off-kilter and off-time rhythms, making for a fascinating soundscape. Meanwhile, the chorus feels downright immortal as James Hetfield proclaims, "Lords of summer bring the sun". Lars Ulrich blasts out a beat like his life depends on it, while Trujillo grooves as powerfully as ever. Kirk Hammett and Hetfield unite on the stunning six-string work, and we've got another gem on our hands. This is everything Metallica fans yearn for and even more. It's also an indication that whatever lies ahead will rules.

    Would you expect anything less?

    This is our number one metal song of summer 2014!





    Rick Florino
    07.11.14


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