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.