As you mentioned, Dave had a drinking problem. While drunk he sometimes had public outbursts or otherwise did things detrimental to the band's image. He also got into arguments with other band members and (according to himself) even got into a fistfight with Hetfield.
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To get a "correct" answer for this will involve a lot of work, but if one speculates wildly and freely, it could be due to the gap between people's expectations and what they got.
As I remember it St. Anger was touted as Metallica's return to the heavier stuff. People likely expected Master of Puppets, but got something quite different. The somewhat ...
The first two lines probably go together in a sentence as “Fortune,
fame mirror vain” and can translate to “both fortune and fame mirror
what is vain.” So this basically says that fame and fortune reflect
false pride, or baseless pride. That one who has those things and
waves them around do so to express how proud they are, but ...
The weird thing about a tritone is that it isn't comprised of three notes, it's technically just an an interval of
three whole tones
...hence the tri tone
in other words, 6 semitones, an augmented [sharp ♯] 4th or diminished [flat ♭] 5th, between only two notes...
... which makes your above 2-note comparisons absolutely correct - each of those is ...
According to Hetfield:
On "Hardwired...To Self-Destruct" being a double disc:
Hetfield: "There's twelve songs, and they're not all three and a half
minutes like "Hardwired' was. But there is some long stuff on there
and there's some short stuff and some medium stuff. You know,
METALLICA gets diverse, and we love that. I think maximum is at 75 ...
I didn't found any official answer to this, so here some thoughts.
In its LP Vinyl version, the album has been released in double disc. You may know that in LP discs you can hardly have good quality above 20 music minutes a side, so in LP, 2 discs for 77 minutes are necessary.
They might want to stick with LPs package.
Also note that even if going above 74 ...
It's opinion based, honestly. I would say Metallica's strength is not in the lyrics. The lyrics are primitive for lack of a better word. There's not much subtext to draw from their lyrics, and most of the rhyming schemes are basic ABAB. That isn't to say they aren't 'good', but Metallica aren't know for lyrical sophistication.
I just found out that the reason he didn't contribute too much for the album was because ge lost his phone containing more than 250 riffs. I found that a little BS but here's what he says:
“Let’s just say it’s like, the reverberations for me, the consequences of losing my cell phone have been immense. I mean, it doesn’t matter who you are or what type of ...