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Appropriately named, it feels like leftovers, one track stronger than the others
on June 29, 2014
Before I get into the rating of this album, here is a disclaimer. I am a huge Metallica fan. I've seen them in concert more times than I can count, dating back to the mid 90's. This album is appropriately named. It does feel like it was parts left over from Death Magnetic that they didn't know what to do with when the album was released. I think 3 of the 4 songs are enjoyable but won't frequent my playlists regularly. "Just a Bullet Away" however exceeds those other 3 songs, so I will discuss that one a little.
Bullet reminds me a little of the musical progression of "Broken, Beat and Scarred", it has the same energy, build up, and progression (for the most part). Where it differs from it's Death Magnetic cousin is the interlude, which smacks of a famous cover that Metallica does "Breadfan". The vocal stylings are a little more syncopated similar to what James did on Frantic. At first, for me, it was hard to listen to vocally, but the more I listened, the more I liked it. For the hardcore Metallica nutjob like myself, you're going to buy this album. It is too cheap not to download. For the more selective Metallica fan or even the fair weather Metallica fan, I would just buy "Just a Bullet Away".