A couple days ago, we heard a live rendition of new Metallica track “Lords Of Summer,” which the band debuted at a show in Colombia. They’ve now offered a “Garage Demo” version of the track, which — like all Metallica’s “Garage Demos” — is much higher quality than a standard-issue demo, if not polished to a studio-album shine. Anyway, my initial impression of “Lords Of Summer” was that the track had a great deal of promise, but the live recording was too muddy to judge. As far as I’m concerned, this version absolutely delivers on that promise. The song is legit good, and I actually like the “Garage Demo” sound more than I do what Rick Rubin got from them on Death Magnetic. Listen.
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