Title: “Atlas, Rise!”
Label: Blackened Recordings
Release Date: 10/31/2016
Genre: Heavy Metal
Just the other day on Halloween, Metallica treated their fans to a third track from their upcoming album “Hardwired…To Self-Destruct” which comes out in full on November 18th. I took a listen to it and have to say that the third time is the charm when it comes to new Metallica offerings. I’ve been a fan of the band for decades now myself but I cannot remember the last time that I said that I was enjoying each and every revealed track when it came to their new releases. I sure didn’t feel this way about “St. Anger”, “Load” or “Lulu” but feel that we fans are in for something special with the brand new release.
The track is a slower one and chugs along much differently from the others which shows that the band is not afraid to showcase their skills at playing Metal at different tempos. There is a catchy mid-section that I feel the audience will key into and the overall riff is still nice and heavy and will prompt head-banging and fist-pumping. I figure I will end the narrative nice and quick for this one because otherwise I will not have much to say when the full album is here on the 18th. I liked it and that makes three okays for me. Congrats in advance Metallica. So far so damned good. Oh yeah, this track is a long one and almost seven minutes in length.
I don’t think we shall see a fourth tune being released in advance of the full album because that full length will come in just under two weeks at the time of this writing. See you then.
1. Atlas, Rise!
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