Review: Metallica "The Day That Never Comes" [2008]

The first single off of Metallica’s Death Magnetic, “The Day That Never Comes,” has finanally arrived on the Metallica websites including their MySpace page.

The song begins with a clean guitar intro, equipped with a soothing guitar solo. The verses stay mellow while the chorus’s have a bit of a “Fade To Black” [Ride The Lightning] feel…Nice. I can tell you that this song is mixed about 9,000 times better than anything off of St. Anger; the snare drum actually has a pop again, rather than that obnoxious ping!

The song begins to thrash out at the 5 minute mark, in the style of the breaks heard in “Seek & Destroy” [Kill ‘Em All] and “One” [And Justice For All]. It is so refreshing to hear guitar solos once again, including dual guitar harmonies like the good old days. This song rocks, no, this song rules. It is great to have them back for real. 8/10

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4 Comments

  1. I thought the song started out well, but when it kicks into the heavier part near the end, it sounded sorta generic. If this indicates the direction they are headed on this CD, I like it, but I hope they make the rest of the songs more compelling.

  2. this reminded me a lot of outlaw torn in the middle, i quite like the mellow pop song style at the start – but felt i’d heard it before..i LOVED the return to classic justice era metallica after the four minute mark! i think this is a ‘come-full circle’ moment containing ‘lessons-learnt’ from their entire career.

  3. The first time I heard this I was like, “Eh”. However, I actually am starting to really like it a lot. The beginning reminds me of that bluesy Load/Reload style but better. The middle to end contains nasty drum, bass and guitar work. I’m liking this one, best song heard since something off the Black Album. I’d also have to agree 8/10

  4. I love the track. Solid 9/10. I also love Cyanide. I wrote a review for The Day That Never Comes if anyone is interested in reading…

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