October 18th was one of the best nights of my life. I saw Metallica for the second time. They're my favorite band of all time (if you haven't guessed yet) and they've been a huge part of my life. James and Kirk are the reason I wanted to pick up a guitar when I was a kid. The band as a whole is responsible for making music a huge part of who I am.
I screamed almost every word to almost every song at the top of my lungs and destroyed my throat (yelling at the pep rally and homecoming game yesterday was a horrible idea). I headbanged so hard and so fast, especially during Whiplash, that my neck was absolutely killing me the next day. I finally got to shout DIE during Creeping Death and do the whole whoa-oh-oh-oh whoa-oh-oh thing during The Memory Remains. I almost cried twice during One and Nothing Else Matters.
Seeing these guys sell out arenas and play shows with so much energy like it's no problem after almost 40 years is insane. Seeing my favorite band play songs that have been my favorites since I was a kid was absolutely incredible. Thank you Metallica for being in my life @metallica @papa_het_ @larsulrich @kirkhammett @robtrujillo #metinpittsburgh
Oli Herbert of All That Remains passed away today. He is responsible for creating songs that have been some of my favorites since I was about 8. All That Remains introduced me to heavier music (compared to other bands I listened to) and I'm definitely thankful for that. He was an incredibly talented guitarist and will definitely be missed. Rest in peace.
August Burns Red's Phantom Anthem turns 1 year today! It's one of my favorite albums that has been released in the last couple of years. It's heavy, complex, and melodic. Every song stands out. I absolutely love the lyrics of every song and the overall message the album has.
I listened to this almost every day last October during AP study because I loved it so much. I've been listening to the whole thing in car on the way to school for the past week and a half (sorry to everyone in the A lot for having to hear loud double bass and screaming from outside my car). Every song on it is amazing, but if I had to pick a few favorites, they would be Invisible Enemy, The Frost, Dangerous, and Generations. If you haven't heard this album I highly recommend listening to it.
Who else is sick and tired of seeing a cover of this solo on nearly every guitar feature page in existence? I did this by ear so it might not be 100% correct. I don't know how to play the rest of it and I don't really care all that much because it's so overdone at this point. I like the song and really enjoy the solo, but it's been beaten to death in my opinion.
Cliff Burton was killed in a bus accident 32 years ago today. He has inspired and influenced many musicians over several decades and has contributed a lot to the world of metal in Metallica's first three albums. He was an immensely talented bassist who died way too young. Rest in peace.
This was my best attempt (in my opinion) of The God That Failed from yesterday. I messed up one note but actually hammered on and pulled off correctly, unlike the video I put on my story, so I personally think it's a bit better. It's still not perfect and I need to work on it though. @metallica
Death Magnetic turns 10 today! I was highly anticipating this album when it came out and listened to it nonstop for a month or two. This came out just a few months after I picked up the guitar and I remember goofing around and trying to figure out The Day That Never Comes a lot, even though I had almost no idea what I was doing. I think this album is underrated in my opinion. That Was Just Your Life's main riff is one of my all-time favorites of Metallica and The Day That Never Comes has one of my favorite solos. I give this record a 39/10.
...And Justice for All turns 30 today! This album is my second favorite one from Metallica and it's definitely their heaviest in my opinion. Favorite songs off the album include Blackened, ...And Justice for All, Eye of the Beholder, One, The Shortest Straw, Harvester of Sorrow, The Frayed Ends of Sanity, To Live Is to Die, and Dyers Eve.