The Nine Circles Audio Thing: Metallica’s “…And Justice for All” turns 30!

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On Saturday, Metallica‘s landmark album, …And Justice for All, will celebrate its 30th anniversary. Originally released in 1988, the album is notable for many things: for the band’s exploration of its progressive side; for their foray into music video-making, with “One”; and of course, for the near-complete lack of low-end through the entirety of the record. (#justiceforjason #woke #replacementbassistsneedlovetoo)

It is also notable for being an enormously successful and influential album, and a tremendous cap for the band’s unimpeachable early-era. So, naturally, we wanted to talk about it.

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CANTO: Nergal, Opeth, Lars, and the biggest Nightwish fan ever

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“In blood red skies, tears run dry (the sky is falling). There is no space between us.”

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– Corey

CANTO: Skeletonwitch and Metallica news, Louder Than Life lineup, and more

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“A perfect body, a twisted mind. Starvation and loathing, we fuck ’til it bleeds. Scratch claw and scream,’til it feels like I’m almost alive… These are the words to justify… All against all.”

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– Corey

CANTO: Metallica updates, Slaves’ demise, and Rammstein’s battle against Germany

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“In a world of haunting mirrors, your eyes should of been closed. Instead you lost your shadow, to become, like them, a ghost.”

Such a good song.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– Corey

CANTO: Updates from Carnifex, Death Angel, and a new project called Oracles

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“Who would pray to anything but the mountain, and wish for anything but lightening to split the night? Who would praise anything but the sun above, that brings each dawn and our radiant day?”

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– Corey