Saturday, December 13, 2008

Blogvent Calendar: Top songs of 2008: 8

8. Metallica - The Day That Never Comes

As fellow BRS boardie and blog follower James Ether commented on his review of Death Magnetic, "It was never going to be hard to make an album better than St Anger. Metallica could've recorded the sounds of the group collectively farting and it'd be better than their last album." (A line which I will steal for my end of year album list too.)

So yes, a return to the thrash metal basics. This song, if you know Metallica, starts off like Fade To Black and ends like One. The video fits it well, even if the subjects are different (the song's about domestic abuse, the second such song on this list after Florence and the Machine). If you can, watch the video without any distractions.

2 comments:

lorzy said...

florence has said that 'kiss with a fist' isn't about domestic abuse, its just about being in a relationship where you argue and then you love each other...or something like that. i think it was in a blog on her myspace :)

James Ether said...

Wow, I get tagged in a blog. I'm amazed.

I still stand by that point as well. Good song this though. Not as good as All Nightmare Long though.