CANTO: Tribulation, Wilderun, I Prevail, and More

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People are stupid.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Tool, Diamond Head, Blut Aus Nord, and More

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I had no time for this yesterday. I also had no time for other things, but you don’t care.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

CANTO: Deicide, Psycho Las Vegas, Whitechapel, and More

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I think there’s a basketball game on or something.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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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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Throwback Thursday: Happy 55th, James Hetfield!

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I think my new goal for these pieces is date-matching to Thursday, plus or minus a day or two. It’s just too damn hard lining stuff up exactly. Why am I telling you this? Oh yeah, because Metallica frontman James Hetfield turns 55 tomorrow, but we’re gonna discuss it today. Sound good? Good. Let’s jump in. Continue reading