.With Death Magnetic's release around the corner, Metallica have put out their first video for "The Day That Never Comes". The song is a "grower" to me, meaning I like it a little more each time I hear it. It does owe a debt to previous songs, but at this point that's OK with me. I remember when Metallica was getting all artistic and Lars Ulrich said something to the effect that he didn't want to be a band where every album is the same and just the cover art changes. I thought, "Yes, making everything the same is exactly what I want you to do!" I listen to Metallica to rock, not think about art or save the world (leave that to U2, they're great at it). So now that they're finally returning to what made them awesome to me (the songs I've heard so far are in line with 80's Metallica) I'm not going to complain.
About the music that is. The video was OK (not much of the band in the video) but left me a little confused. Back when "One" was a hit, Metallica got the reputation for being a band of peace loving headbangers. The group didn't feel that tag fit them, so they made "Don't Tread on Me" to say they're not pacifist hippies and like kicking ass. This video seems to fall in between the two sides of war and peace, so now I really don't know what they stand for. Oh well, that's the video still like the song.
Metallica "The Day That Never Comes"