METALLICA — Until It Sleeps (review)

METALLICA — Until It Sleeps album cover Single · 1996 · Heavy Metal Buy this album from MMA partners
1/5 ·
martindavey87
This review is only for Part 2 of Metallica's 'Until It Sleeps'.

'Until It Sleeps' is one of the best songs from the 'Load' album, but this disc is pointless. The main track itself is good, and justifies being released as a single. The 'Kill/Ride Medley' is a nice treat, though nothing to shout about, and the sound is pretty rubbish.

But the 'Herman Melville Mix'... why does this even exist? What made Metallica decide that this would be something they'd include on a single? I don't mind a dance remix of a rock song, but this makes me want to lobotomize myself. Imagine a generic techno track with random snippets of James Hetfield circa '95 saying "tear me open" and "until it sleeps"... horrifying!!!

If you're an absolute collector of all things 'Tallica, then I suppose you'll want this in your collection regardless (and you are indeed a hardcore fan if you're willing to go this far). Otherwise avoid this like the plague, and just buy the 'Load' album and save yourself the misery.

Sadly, I'm a collector. So I'm stuck with this. Thanks Herman Melville...
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martindavey87 wrote:
more than 2 years ago
I don't mind 'em. Some are good. Some are utter shite. The one on this single is abysmal. Cannot figure out what was going through the bands minds when they released it, thinking yeah the fans will love this!
more than 2 years ago
I don't like dance/rave/techno remixes of anything usually. I hate them as b-sides or especially full eps or albums of it.
siLLy puPPy wrote:
more than 2 years ago
I so agree. This was the beginning of the end for me with this band. The black album was pretty good but still a step down, then this. What a huge drop in quality
martindavey87 wrote:
more than 2 years ago
Some research online shows that it could indeed be a hint to the artist Moby remixing it. But regardless, it's awful and has haunted my dreams for years now.
Vim Fuego wrote:
more than 2 years ago
Er, you do know Herman Melville was the bloke who wrote Moby Dick? I can't find who actually remixed the song, but it may be a clue... I've got this on 10 inch red vinyl, which is pretty cool, but I think I've only ever listened to it once.

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