Hetfield doing Hetfield,
Sonisphere Finland 2009, photo by HenriKack
I gave y'all ample notice. I dropped several hints. I think I even outright said something like, "My favorite band is Metallica."
If you're still here, that must mean Metallica makes YOU as happy as they make ME.
Because I know that, to people who don't understand the music, it may just sound like angry angry sad yelling...but when I discovered it 25 years ago, I was 15 years old and it made sense to me. This music was all mine, the first band that I understood and I felt like they understood me.
I have quite a dilemma...what song to choose? Hmmm... because later on I'll have to choose a song from my favorite album which is, naturally, a Metallica album...soooo many factors here.
Okay then. I'm going with, the title track of their consensus best album Master of Puppets.
Enjoy, I know I will!
(p.s. The video I picked is from when Metallica decided to record a CD with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra...It's called 'S&M', and it's GLORIOUS, WONDERFUL, BEAUTIFUL MUSIC they made together.)
(editor's note: there may be some language in this video, so it's not for the faint of heart, sorry:)
Metallica & San Francisco Symphony Orchestra - Master of Puppets