Thursday, June 25, 2020

Fans choose favorite Metallica song in online vote

Metallica fans have chosen their favorite song by the band in a month-long online vote.

Launched last month, the Some Kinda Bracket tournament pitted 64 tunes against each other in daily matchups as fans whittled the catalog down to two songs: the title track to 1986’s “Master Of Puppets” and their 1988 single, “One.”

“The people have spoken and one single song stands alone above the rest,” says Metallica. “Your champion is ~ drum roll please ~ ‘MASTER OF PUPPETS!’

“Along the way it defeated "Dyers Eve," "Atlas, Rise!," "Ride The Lightning," "Sad But True," "Fade To Black," and "One" in head to head match-ups... no wonder that thing is in the Library of Congress! Thanks for playing along with us! #ObeyYourMaster #SomeKindOfBracket”

The group’s major label debut, “Master Of Puppets” became thrash metal's first platinum album on its way to US sales of more than 6 million copies.

The project was among 25 sound recordings selected for induction into the US Library Of Congress National Recording Registry in 2016.

“The title track starts unsurprisingly enough with a crisp power chord and catchy riff,” highlights the National Recording Registry entry, “but halfway through, the tempo slows and a clean arpeggiated progression, accompanied by cello-like tones, introduces James Hetfield's mid-tempo lead which eschews tapping, sweep picking and, other metal guitar techniques.

“Black Sabbath bassist and lyricist Geezer Butler has commented that Metallica's 1980s output brought the music "‘back to the spirit of [Black] Sabbath’ and, he further emphasizes, ’If we started it, then [Metallica] reinvented it.’”

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