METALLICA — I Disappear (review)

METALLICA — I Disappear album cover Single · 2000 · Hard Rock Buy this album from MMA partners
2/5 ·
martindavey87
Ah… the song that basically kicked off the whole Metallica/Napster ordeal waaaaaaaay back in the year 2000 (if you don’t know about it, look it up!). After years of alternative rocking and symphony collaborations, this was an early sign of Metallica slowly turning a slightly harder corner with their music again. Sure, it’s still hard rock, but it just felt like it was upgrading for the new millennium.

Anyway, nothing came of it, as Metallica ended up becoming the most hated band in the world for a while, lost their bass player, almost split up… etc. etc. It’s been documented a million times over. No need for it now.

But this song? Yeah, this rocks! Had Metallica followed suite with this, rather than gone in the direction their careers went, things could have been totally different (not that their careers faltered in any way!). Great song! Totally naff single, mind you. It’s only the one song, so it’s totally pointless now. Unless, like me, you need to own everything.
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Pekka wrote:
38 days ago
I miss the days of buying the occasional CD single, either a non-album track like this or something with cool b-sides.
martindavey87 wrote:
56 days ago
Thanks Unitron! I've got a huge backlog of albums to review! I was only 13 when this song came out and was still new to metal. I loved it back then, so I guess it's just always kinda stuck with me.
Unitron wrote:
56 days ago
Always great to see your reviews Martin, it's too long in between postings! Good song, it's an interesting middle-ground of Reload and St. Anger especially in terms of production. The former's recently been growing on me as one of my favorite Metallica albums.
Vim Fuego wrote:
56 days ago
Fucking awful. I got a review copy of the soundtrack. It was pretty fucking dire through and through.
Tupan wrote:
56 days ago
I think it's so mediocre...

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