Metallica’s New Song: Not Something I Hate

Band debuts “Lords of Summer” in Bogota

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Maybe my judgement’s cloudy, because I’m sick as fuck, but this new Metallica song isn’t something I’m totally opposed to.

Is it great? No. Does it harken back to Metallica of old? No. But is it better than anything on Death Magnetic? To the best of my recollections, yes.

The song — called “The Lords of Summer” — debuted over the weekend, and, while rough, the following fan-filmed video shows the band’s performance.

Surprisingly, I don’t hate the song.

Not like I’ve instantly hated half of what this band has released since the 1990s. I mean, It’s not bad.

I dig the riff at the very beginning. The vocals sound good. I’m digging the bass.

I guess I’ll have to wait to hear the studio version before saying I love it, but then again, I doubt I could ever love a new Metallica song.

At this point, there’s no replicating the magic of the past.

Metallica debuted the track at their South American tour opener in Bogota, Colombia.

In a chat with Rolling Stone, Lars Ulrich, mediocre drummer, said the tune is “fairly representative of where our creative headspace is at right now. It’s one of those things that’s like, ‘Here, we’re writing and we’re creating.’”

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