All the bootlegs we could find, even if they do have 10 camera angles, didn't really give us as good of an idea of what the new Metallica track sounds like as much as a studio-recorded track would, and thankfully Metallica have helped us out with that one by releasing a full stream of their "Lords of Summer" track. Check it out:
I know I initially said it has a Kill 'Em All vibe, but now that I hear the official, recorded demo, it sounds much more like a continuation of Death Magnetic as they have said in interviews. In fact, in a recent Rolling Stone interview, Lars had this to say about the track:
It is fairly representative of where our creative headspace is at right now. It's one of those things that's like, 'Here, we're writing and we're creating.
Keep in mind this is not going to be the final version of the track. The band is trying to work out the kinks of the song live. As Lars explained:
“We did the same thing when we went out and played a bunch of dates in 2006. We were writing and played two different new songs over the course of that summer, and none of them made the record. One was called ‘New Song 1′ – going out on a creative limb, here – and the other was called ‘New Song 2.’ That’s how deep we went. There was a couple of pieces in ‘New Song 1,’ some of the middle bit ended up in ‘All Nightmare Long,’ and the intro bit ended up in ‘The End Of The Line.’ That’s how we work; stuff just gets changed around, moved over and this goes over there and the rest of that gets sacked and that ends up in the intro in song five.” [Laughs]
“So who knows what’s going to happen with this stuff. But we are off and running and have been creating away in the studio and now we’re going to go out and play and sweat and share and we’ve got some new music that we want to throw everybody’s way. And maybe by the time we get to Europe, there will be a different song or different thing or different arrangement. Who knows? We’ll sort of take it one step at a time.”
So what do you think?