★From “Black Metallica”-“Enter Sandman“ is best for me
When I think about Metallica, their “Metallica“ album is the first that comes to mind as their best for me. How about for you? People call this album “Black Metallica” in Japan. The best song for me from this album is “Enter Sandman“. I think Metallica is the one-and-only band that can play this song like this, in such a cool way, don’t you think so? When the music starts from the intro, I immediately feel a dark atmosphere. I could explain it as being like a black nebula growing in outer space or like black smoke crawling on the ground towards me. I think this song has the iconic metal “heaviness”. All I have to say is that this song should be listened to with the volume LOUD!!!
★James Hetfield’s voice and Metallica’s guitar riffs
Metallica’s lead singer James Hetfield’s voice gives me a mysterious impression, because his low and dark voice sometimes seems to contain a higher tone and bright quality at the same time. Because of this, I think that among mental vocalists his voice is so cool. I also Metallica’s guitar riffs. They are so heavy and sharp that I feel I’m seeing a silver blade waving in the dark. There’s no logical explanation for this, but anyway, I like them!
★The image from the jacket of the album “Black Metallica”
For me, Metallica’s sound has the image of a pitch-dark black color. It’s like the kind of dark sunglasses where you can’t recognize the person’s eyes from the outside. Maybe I get this strong image from the jacket of the album “Black Metallica”.
★The ballad “Nothing Else Matters”
The ballad “Nothing Else Matters” sinks into my mind deeply and slowly. With its perfectly balanced arrangement, it’s just way too cool. Although the beginning of it is a little bluesy, later on past the chorus he shouts perfectly well, which I like.
★Metallica have released a lot of nice albums
But I think the albums released during this period really sound like Metallica, and to me they’re the best. I listened to these songs so much around the same time I was listening to Megadeth a lot too. During a certain period of my life I remember that I wondered which album I wanted to listen to at the end of the day, and more often than not I listened to Black Metallica before bed. I fell asleep while listening to the songs and being impressed by how great they were. What a lucky person I was!
★The personality of Metallica, “Until It Sleeps”
I think the chorus of the song “Until It Sleeps” reflects the personality of Metallica so much. It’s like dragging something heavy. His singing style matches the guitar riffs. I respect them because I think it’s hard to express the dark atmosphere deeply in these kind of middle-tempo songs.