New Metallica – “Cyanide”

A live version of “Cyanide”, from the Metallica’s upcoming album Death Magnetic, was uploaded to YouTube yesterday.  It’s from the band’s recent performance at OzzFest in Dallas.  To my ears it sounds like the Black Album era, with a bit more complexity in the songwriting.  The short clip of another song at the beginning actually sounds pretty cool.  Check it out:

Sounds like it could be a good sign for the rest of the album, but I don’t yet by into the band hype about its all-consuming awesomeness.  In any case, the Rick Rubin-produced Death Magnetic, unfortunate cover and all, comes out September 12.

4 Comments

  • Jerrod

    that intro could have packed more punch, but someone needs to steal and destroy EVERY wah pedal on earth. I thought they already took kirk’s wah pedal from him. damn.

    i do admit being intrigued, knowing rick rubin is at the helm. his work with johnny cash is the stuff of legends, and he managed to make neil diamond one of my more favored songwriters. I am looking forward to the full album release. black and white coffin artwork and all.

  • Jerrod

    that intro could have packed more punch, but someone needs to steal and destroy EVERY wah pedal on earth. I thought they already took kirk’s wah pedal from him. damn.

    i do admit being intrigued, knowing rick rubin is at the helm. his work with johnny cash is the stuff of legends, and he managed to make neil diamond one of my more favored songwriters. I am looking forward to the full album release. black and white coffin artwork and all.

  • Rishi Gajria

    Hmm, nice intro. Sounds like a cross between the old and the new. The Black album meets …And Justice. Not a bad song.

  • Rishi Gajria

    Hmm, nice intro. Sounds like a cross between the old and the new. The Black album meets …And Justice. Not a bad song.

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