HomeRegisterLog in

Share | 
 

 Let's Keep This Simple: Favorite Song Off Death Magnetic

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
Go to page : Previous  1, 2

Let's Keep This Simple: Favorite Song Off Death Magnetic
That Was Just Your Life
0%
 0% [ 0 ]
The End Of The Line
27%
 27% [ 7 ]
Broken, Beat, & Scarred
12%
 12% [ 3 ]
The Day That Never Comes
12%
 12% [ 3 ]
All Nightmare Long
19%
 19% [ 5 ]
Cyanide
8%
 8% [ 2 ]
The Unforgiven III
4%
 4% [ 1 ]
The Judas Kiss
12%
 12% [ 3 ]
Suicide & Redemtion
8%
 8% [ 2 ]
My Apocalypse
0%
 0% [ 0 ]
Total Votes : 26
 

AuthorMessage
Guest
Guest



PostSubject: Re: Let's Keep This Simple: Favorite Song Off Death Magnetic   Tue Sep 30, 2008 10:54 pm

Compare it to Metallica's other instrumentals and I think it's clear. Maybe they did write it as a song, but I tend to think the band writes in segments now and then later starts patching them together in ProTools to see what will fit. If you watched the Fly-on-the-Wall clips they were releasing you can see them doing that very thing—moving solos, extending riffs, moving bridges, etc. It's not too hard to make that small leap and see a group of guys coming in with a bunch of riffs, listening to them, and trying to figure out which would match up best with what.

Not saying a song can't be written this way, it's very unnatural. And I think it shows. Most of the songs transition abruptly. There's hardly any natural shifts, two pieces that just meld together seemlessly. The worst example is "Broken, Beat & Scarred," at about the 1:00. Kick ass riff, but what a weird transition.
Back to top Go down
GUEST
R.I.P.
R.I.P.


Number of posts : 22086

PostSubject: Re: Let's Keep This Simple: Favorite Song Off Death Magnetic   Tue Sep 30, 2008 11:15 pm

The only really "great" Metallica instrumental is Orion. The others all have their moments but most of them contain a few good ideas padded out to extreme lengths.

Of course my views on this have changed over the years, I've spent the past decade listening to 90% instrumental music so I've become rather snobbish in that area.
Back to top Go down
TheGooch
nOOb master
avatar

Number of posts : 4429
Age : 28

PostSubject: Re: Let's Keep This Simple: Favorite Song Off Death Magnetic   Tue Sep 30, 2008 11:30 pm

i would argue that To Live is to Die is a very good song
Back to top Go down
GUEST
R.I.P.
R.I.P.


Number of posts : 22086

PostSubject: Re: Let's Keep This Simple: Favorite Song Off Death Magnetic   Tue Sep 30, 2008 11:39 pm

TheGooch wrote:
i would argue that To Live is to Die is a very good song

...and it's about 4 minutes too long.
Back to top Go down
Guest
Guest



PostSubject: Re: Let's Keep This Simple: Favorite Song Off Death Magnetic   Tue Sep 30, 2008 11:54 pm

Eyesore wrote:
Compare it to Metallica's other instrumentals and I think it's clear. Maybe they did write it as a song, but I tend to think the band writes in segments now and then later starts patching them together in ProTools to see what will fit. If you watched the Fly-on-the-Wall clips they were releasing you can see them doing that very thing—moving solos, extending riffs, moving bridges, etc. It's not too hard to make that small leap and see a group of guys coming in with a bunch of riffs, listening to them, and trying to figure out which would match up best with what.

Not saying a song can't be written this way, it's very unnatural. And I think it shows. Most of the songs transition abruptly. There's hardly any natural shifts, two pieces that just meld together seemlessly. The worst example is "Broken, Beat & Scarred," at about the 1:00. Kick ass riff, but what a weird transition.

I see what your saying.. but i dont think it sounds bad at all, honestly i was scared to buy the album in the first place, then they played the entire thing on monday night metal. the reason i bought it was because of suicide and redemption, i guess because it felt like they did something more like theyre "core albums" Ride the Lightning-MOP-AJ4all. it may not be comparable to those albums as far as quality and heart, but a valiant effort none the less.
i know what you mean about the unnatural part though it does show...in DM..
Back to top Go down
Guest
Guest



PostSubject: Re: Let's Keep This Simple: Favorite Song Off Death Magnetic   Tue Sep 30, 2008 11:58 pm

what are some other good instrumentals? from other bands? i dig that more than sh&^% lyrics F%&^$%^ up awesome music>!
Back to top Go down
GUEST
R.I.P.
R.I.P.


Number of posts : 22086

PostSubject: Re: Let's Keep This Simple: Favorite Song Off Death Magnetic   Wed Oct 01, 2008 12:05 am

metal revived wrote:
what are some other good instrumentals? from other bands? i dig that more than sh&^% lyrics F%&^$%^ up awesome music>!

http://www.heartofmetal.net/heart-of-metal-f1/favorite-instrumental-songs-t3642.htm?highlight=metal+instrumental
Back to top Go down
Rex
Heart of Metal
Heart of Metal
avatar

Number of posts : 2055
Age : 41

PostSubject: Re: Let's Keep This Simple: Favorite Song Off Death Magnetic   Wed Oct 01, 2008 10:06 am

Just saw the new video and pretty good. The shots of the band playing silhouetted in the desert sky look awesome IMO.
Back to top Go down
the sentinel
Metal is Forever
avatar

Number of posts : 6841
Age : 43

PostSubject: Re: Let's Keep This Simple: Favorite Song Off Death Magnetic   Wed Oct 01, 2008 11:14 am

metal revived wrote:
what are some other good instrumentals? from other bands? i dig that more than sh&^% lyrics F%&^$%^ up awesome music>!

One of my favorites has always been, Merciless Onslaught, by Metal Church off of their S/T album. Peace.
Back to top Go down
the sentinel
Metal is Forever
avatar

Number of posts : 6841
Age : 43

PostSubject: Re: Let's Keep This Simple: Favorite Song Off Death Magnetic   Wed Oct 01, 2008 11:21 am

Eyesore wrote:
Compare it to Metallica's other instrumentals and I think it's clear. Maybe they did write it as a song, but I tend to think the band writes in segments now and then later starts patching them together in ProTools to see what will fit. If you watched the Fly-on-the-Wall clips they were releasing you can see them doing that very thing—moving solos, extending riffs, moving bridges, etc. It's not too hard to make that small leap and see a group of guys coming in with a bunch of riffs, listening to them, and trying to figure out which would match up best with what.

Not saying a song can't be written this way, it's very unnatural. And I think it shows. Most of the songs transition abruptly. There's hardly any natural shifts, two pieces that just meld together seemlessly. The worst example is "Broken, Beat & Scarred," at about the 1:00. Kick ass riff, but what a weird transition.

Good point. There seems to be a lot of staccato or unnatural changes and transitions on this album (as well as on their previous effort) and does have that "cut and paste" feel to it. It doesn't sound bad to me, and I am not trying to come off as slamming the DM cuz I really like it, but, I guess I have just accepted this to be Metallica's new style.
They did say, in some pre release interviews, that they had all contributed on this album and brought stuff in with them instead of making it up as they went along like on St. Anger. That's what I have heard/read, so it I don't know if it's entirely true. Peace.
Back to top Go down
Guest
Guest



PostSubject: Re: Let's Keep This Simple: Favorite Song Off Death Magnetic   Wed Oct 01, 2008 11:38 am

Maybe people are expecting too much? This is a band that just came from the edge of the suckiness precipice and managed to turn it around. Give 'em at least another album to get back to their fighting weight.
Back to top Go down
Guest
Guest



PostSubject: Re: Let's Keep This Simple: Favorite Song Off Death Magnetic   Wed Oct 01, 2008 11:42 am

Welcome to the board, metal revived
Back to top Go down
Guest
Guest



PostSubject: Re: Let's Keep This Simple: Favorite Song Off Death Magnetic   Wed Oct 01, 2008 11:04 pm

Thanks for the suggestions ima try to find that stuff this weekend.

As for DM i have listned to it at work...many a time since radio completly blows... im still sticking with all nightmare long... the energy there is... kick a** at work..

Work can deal with Metallica but they all hide when SlaYer comes out!:bangyerhead:
Back to top Go down
the sentinel
Metal is Forever
avatar

Number of posts : 6841
Age : 43

PostSubject: Re: Let's Keep This Simple: Favorite Song Off Death Magnetic   Wed Oct 01, 2008 11:10 pm

metal revived wrote:
Thanks for the suggestions ima try to find that stuff this weekend.

As for DM i have listned to it at work...many a time since radio completly blows... im still sticking with all nightmare long... the energy there is... kick a** at work..

Work can deal with Metallica but they all hide when SlaYer comes out!:bangyerhead:

Most people, unless they are metalheads, run for the hills when Slayer is on. Very Happy
Back to top Go down
Guest
Guest



PostSubject: Re: Let's Keep This Simple: Favorite Song Off Death Magnetic   Wed Oct 01, 2008 11:46 pm

spectrefate wrote:
Maybe people are expecting too much? This is a band that just came from the edge of the suckiness precipice and managed to turn it around. Give 'em at least another album to get back to their fighting weight.
I don't know that expecting a band with so many classics to put something together properly is too much. I think expecting something akin to those early classics is. But a cohesive album that feels like a band being honest isn't too much to ask. Nor is expecting something that has better than shoddy, mediocre production. These guys have been around for so long it's almost hard to expect less. Even after the St. Anger debacle.

But hey, I like the album a lot. It's grown on me quite a bit. I'd still rank it as their second worse, but it's light years away from St. Anger. It's still quite a good album.
Back to top Go down
Guest
Guest



PostSubject: Re: Let's Keep This Simple: Favorite Song Off Death Magnetic   Thu Oct 02, 2008 1:53 am

DenimAndLeather wrote:
Welcome to the board, metal revived
thanks for the welcome man, new to the whole forum thing...
Back to top Go down
Guest
Guest



PostSubject: Re: Let's Keep This Simple: Favorite Song Off Death Magnetic   Thu Oct 02, 2008 2:06 am

metal revived wrote:
DenimAndLeather wrote:
Welcome to the board, metal revived
thanks for the welcome man, new to the whole forum thing...

When eyesore gets lippy, just tell him to shut up, and you'll be fine.
Back to top Go down
TheGooch
nOOb master
avatar

Number of posts : 4429
Age : 28

PostSubject: Re: Let's Keep This Simple: Favorite Song Off Death Magnetic   Thu Oct 02, 2008 6:29 am

DenimAndLeather wrote:
metal revived wrote:
DenimAndLeather wrote:
Welcome to the board, metal revived
thanks for the welcome man, new to the whole forum thing...

When eyesore gets lippy, just tell him to shut up, and you'll be fine.

very true angry
Back to top Go down
sam
Metal is in my blood
Metal is in my blood
avatar

Number of posts : 3012
Age : 28

PostSubject: Re: Let's Keep This Simple: Favorite Song Off Death Magnetic   Thu Oct 02, 2008 11:00 pm

the end of the line, catchiest song for me. I love listening to the first 3 songs, best off the album
Back to top Go down
http://www.myspace.com/samthebrutal
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: Let's Keep This Simple: Favorite Song Off Death Magnetic   

Back to top Go down
 
Let's Keep This Simple: Favorite Song Off Death Magnetic
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 2 of 2Go to page : Previous  1, 2
 Similar topics
-
» Iron Maiden:Favorite song off of all 15 studio albums?
» Favorite song from Petra-Jekyll and Hyde (2003)
» Favorite song from Petra-On Fire! (1988)
» Favorite song from Petra-Back to the Rock (2010)
» Favorite song from Petra-Beat the System (1984)

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Heart Of Metal :: General Forums :: Fun and Games-
Jump to: