Tuesday, September 28, 2010

What I've been listening to lately

... among other things.

The Pistolero told me I should check it Death Magnetic, so I did. (Sorry, I haven't gotten around to The Warning, yet.) And my first few listens have left me pleased. Of course, I've already heard "Cyanide" on the radio, but so far I'm really digging "Broken, Beat & Scarred," "All Nightmare Long," "My Apocalypse" (some really good thrash, there), and "Suicide & Redemption."

The last in that list of tracks is an instrumental song, and it's a shame that metal acts don't do more of them. Iron Maiden had some really good instrumentals on their earlier albums, and Metallica has done a good job with the wordless tracks on their albums. But I just wish there were more.

Overall, I'm looking forward to listening to this some more.


the pistolero said...

Eh, I'd probably have gone for the newer music first myself. ;-) I really liked "Suicide & Redemption" as well.

"Losfer Words (Big 'Orra)" from Powerslave was great. I really, really liked the lead melody as well as the rhythm track.

Albatross said...

Yes, "Losfer Words" is a fine piece of music. But, then again, everything off Powerslave is.