Metallica officially release Lords of Summer

2014-06-20 by Elliott S. Edwards STAFF | 101 Comments
Metallica have officially released 'Lords of Summer' to iTunes. You can go and buy it here:
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/lords-summer-first-pass-version/id891013307

Metallica have not officially released any other details for the forthcoming full length,
and it is unknown if 'Lords of Summer' will feature on it.

Tagged: Metallica

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theacademy
Staff Reviewer
June 20th 2014
30519 Comments


nope.

InFlamesWeThrash666
June 20th 2014
6435 Comments


No thank you

Digging: Thou Art Lord - The Regal Pulse of Lucifer

R6Rider
June 20th 2014
5126 Comments


nope.[2]

trackbytrackreviews
June 20th 2014
3159 Comments


I'll pirate it I guess

MO
June 20th 2014
21712 Comments


ugh. it's just, so damn terrible

trackbytrackreviews
June 20th 2014
3159 Comments


^Metallica fans for the last 18 years

MO
June 20th 2014
21712 Comments


it's like we want to believe that something good can come of them...but it never happens

trackbytrackreviews
June 20th 2014
3159 Comments


Hey Death Magnetic had some good songs... well, not really... it didn't suck it was actually kinda of
good... nope.

Phlegm
June 20th 2014
7240 Comments


nice

AtomicWaste
Moderator
June 20th 2014
2682 Comments


I bet you can't even hear Dave Mustaine's bass guitar on this.

RIP Zipzop5565 (who probably runs Cracked now)
http://www.sputnikmusic.com/review/36377/Metallica-Death-Magnetic/

JAXETA
June 20th 2014
805 Comments


wasn't a bad song

Friday13th
June 20th 2014
5753 Comments


how bad is the production is the real question

Digging: Duke Ellington - Ellington Uptown

Ovrot
June 20th 2014
12881 Comments


bad song name
sounds like something some bad collaboration would come up with like green day and lcd soundsystem

TalonsOfFire
Staff Reviewer
June 20th 2014
15673 Comments


Link doesn't work

Digging: CHON - Homey

Kusangii
June 20th 2014
1456 Comments


I'm actually really digging Hetfields vocals on this. Song itself is pretty boring, not terrible but not great.

That double bass sounds fucking awful though

OwMySnauze
June 20th 2014
1649 Comments


I'll get it from napster

Digging: ichika - Forn

Friday13th
June 20th 2014
5753 Comments


sounds just like DM production...hopes dashed

BMDrummer
June 20th 2014
13860 Comments


I'll pirate it

Zeiu
June 20th 2014
205 Comments


I enjoyed the 10 seconds before the solo comes in

Darkwatch025
June 20th 2014
326 Comments


This fucking sucks. The song title is so fucking stupid is pisses me off. First St. Anger, and now this shit? I am so pissed off at this band right now. I thought Load was a logical transition for them and it was an awesome album, but of course all the old school fans got pissed and tore it to pieces. So now we have a band trying to be what they were back in the 80s and they are just embarrassing themselves. I was fine with their newer Hard Rock style in the Load/Re-Load era, but this shit is just horrible.

Underflow
June 20th 2014
3769 Comments


It's not very good.

tempest--
June 20th 2014
20154 Comments


it was already officially released, just not available to purchase

Nagrarok
June 20th 2014
8537 Comments


Death Magnetic was undoubtedly flawed but still enjoyable for what it was. This just doesn't seem to have anything good going on at all.

thumbcrusher
June 20th 2014
3747 Comments


So very unimpressive

SnakeDelilah
June 20th 2014
19198 Comments


nope

BigPleb
June 20th 2014
50353 Comments


song is so fucking boring.

tempest--
June 20th 2014
20154 Comments


even new sylosis would be better than this

SlMBOLlC
June 20th 2014
5551 Comments


not that bad.

KILL
June 20th 2014
80538 Comments


fucking terrible holy shit, the double bass in the verse made me burst out laughing

Vakarian12
June 20th 2014
4082 Comments


uhh... wow

manosg
Staff Reviewer
June 20th 2014
10370 Comments


Long-ass and unfocused.

Digging: London Grammar - Truth is a Beautiful Thing

manosg
Staff Reviewer
June 20th 2014
10370 Comments


Whoever reviews the damned thing if/when it comes out, feel free to use as your summary the phrase "Metallica's Super Collider".

BonRurgundy
June 20th 2014
358 Comments


drums sounds like they were recorded on a fisher price kids cassette tape machine.

ultimatethrasher
June 20th 2014
593 Comments


Song is so fucking terrible

trackbytrackreviews
June 20th 2014
3159 Comments


Well this is Lars Ulrich we're talking about

dante1991
June 20th 2014
620 Comments


Ah man, this is pretty weak. Just a few hours ago I had on Kill Em All, and this just shows how far they've fallen..

Also, why does every song they do nowadays have to be 8+ minutes?! There's nothing in this song to justify a length longer than 4/5 minutes! I think if they aimed for more focused, higher energy short songs it would benefit them. I'd also apply this (to a FAR lesser extent) to Maiden's latest album or two

clander270
June 20th 2014
361 Comments


I've never even really liked Metallica much, but this song literally made me cringe. I now know that I will never like Metallica.

MathMetal09
June 20th 2014
76 Comments


Apparently much of the guitars are going to be redone, and the solo will be completely retracked. Supposedly the solo they recorded on the demo was mostly improvised. Not sure if they changed it on this official release.

Uranium
June 20th 2014
7543 Comments


much better than anything they've done lately but still has some dad rock undertones

manosg
Staff Reviewer
June 20th 2014
10370 Comments


Nah, Death Magnetic has much better songs than this one.

Uranium
June 20th 2014
7543 Comments


I said much better but it's still weak. One listen will last a lifetime tbh.

ncguitar
June 20th 2014
2601 Comments


release an EDM remix please

ssj4gogeta17
June 20th 2014
86 Comments


Why are they still trying?

Uranium
June 20th 2014
7543 Comments


has this been punned lords of bummer yet

RogueNine
June 20th 2014
3171 Comments


Not yet, go ahead.

zaruyache
June 20th 2014
17037 Comments


ECK-SIGH-TAY-SHUN.


lol such a weak lead riff.

facupm
June 20th 2014
11271 Comments


what

BillClinton
June 20th 2014
155 Comments


That was an absolute steaming pile of shit.

MuhNamesTyler
June 20th 2014
6128 Comments


lords of the underworld!


Timmaayyy!!!

Insurrection
Contributing Reviewer
June 20th 2014
24252 Comments


god lars has gotten worse how is that even possible

Digging: Soundgarden - Badmotorfinger

Mister Twister
June 20th 2014
2475 Comments


that was messy and my senses had dulled following a minute and a half of the song

but it just went on and on

Phlegm
June 20th 2014
7240 Comments


twister dude where have you been, the site needs U more than ever

Mister Twister
June 20th 2014
2475 Comments


in the middle of a move halfway across canada as well as exams

limited internet access as well, so haven't really had the chance to kick around

but yeah fuck this, just go listen to tantara instead

Scoot
June 20th 2014
18659 Comments


honestly at this point i'm convinced that ernie from sesame street is a better drummer than lars

Mister Twister
June 20th 2014
2475 Comments


thats probably because ernie from sesame street is a better drummer than lars

RogueNine
June 20th 2014
3171 Comments


This is already on the radio. I think I caught most of it on the way home. The instrumental part is cool I suppose but the rest sounds like it's from Beyond Magnetic. It just goes through the motions.

XingKing
June 21st 2014
12150 Comments


The song is pretty generic but the dual leads are cool and I thought "Wow, thank god Kirk is laying off the wah pedal"


...and then the wah pedal happened

Italianjesusfootball
June 21st 2014
288 Comments


no

BlacKapes
June 21st 2014
1827 Comments


this is the worst shit i have ever heard in my whole life like holy fuck what in the fuck were they thinking this makes me want to kill myself and take a few extra citizens with me while i piss on the face of god himself




jk its okay

NOW THAT THE LORDS OF SUMMER HAVE RETURNEDDDDD-AH

MuhNamesTyler
June 21st 2014
6128 Comments


Report them to the mods bro

Blazingsonic
June 21st 2014
9 Comments


I can't belive how mindlessly hateful and
childish some of the comments here are. Wtf is
wrong with you guys?
It's obvious that most people won't like an
mediocre song like this. I'm also pretty
sceptical about their new album, but god damn,
show some respect...even if you don't like an
artist, you don't have to act like fucking
idiots. I'm getting really tired of all this
senseless hating thats happening in many places
in metal. Pls stop and don't let us look this
stupid.


Ire
June 21st 2014
41948 Comments


the solo sounds like avenged sevenfold s/t wow nice gj

theacademy
Staff Reviewer
June 21st 2014
30519 Comments


synystr gat

Green Baron
June 21st 2014
23354 Comments


ehh

nathan69
June 22nd 2014
73 Comments


this song needs work

TheGooseTavern
June 22nd 2014
94 Comments


Dear Metallica,

Your time has come and gone. Please move over for bands that have the edge, because yours has gone dull. I'm quite tired of seeing half-assed, shallow, trite music.

KjSwantko
June 22nd 2014
9480 Comments


Wells let's see:

-Riffs are lame
-James vocals somehow got worse
-Lars still doing nothing interesting
-Retarded song idea and lyrics
-The flimsiest, weakest production ever
-Solo has no rhythm, then erupts into more shitty Kirk Hammett wah
-About 6 minutes too long

Great job, Metallica.

theacademy
Staff Reviewer
June 22nd 2014
30519 Comments


Song: "Lords of Summer"
Artist: Metallica
Album: [the new metallica album]



"i can see you

your butt keeps fartin in the sun

you got your butt cover on and

butt glasses on

baby

and i can tell you

my chub for you will still be strong

after the lords of summer are gone!!"

theacademy
Staff Reviewer
June 22nd 2014
30519 Comments


pretty solid lyrics for a metallica track tbh

Sciroccu
June 22nd 2014
877 Comments


Average at best...

forkliftjones
June 22nd 2014
758 Comments


meh

donovan909
June 22nd 2014
27 Comments


I can't comprehend the undying love for Metallica. There is no denying their place in the history of metal, but simply because a band was once great does negate the fact that they can suck as well. I must note, most comments on here are negative, which seems just about right to me.

A really simple litmus test for those that want to rush to their defense...take the name 'Metallica' out of the equation...

(1) weak guitar tones
(2)...ahh..screw it...weak EVERYTHING...the vocals are strained, the bass is there and that's about it, and the lead is boring, and the drumming is elementary.

The BIGGEST flaw, that I CANNOT comprehend is the thin production. How does the biggest metal band in the world, with unlimited $ for the best engineers, best producers, best equipment come out of the studio sounding so shitty? Their last 3 albums have all had weaknesses in regards to production. EVEN IF the music is shitty, it could at least SOUND good?

Their songwriting is lazy and obviously they are lazy in the recording process as well. There is a big difference between going for a rawer sound and just sounding like a preschooler is at the mixing board. They are over and it is a shame that they will continue to stay the biggest metal band in the world, by resting on their laurels. There are so many better bands out there that are hungry, doing new things, and writing far better music that this tripe.

Sabrutin
June 22nd 2014
4313 Comments


Half of the (song) solo could have been cut.

RogueNine
June 22nd 2014
3171 Comments


You don't have to ask them to "move over" considering it's up to you what you listen to.

Inveigh
June 22nd 2014
26200 Comments


listened to this yesterday, pretty generic track overall. even though the solo wasn't great, it was one of the best parts of the song. lyrics were just terrible.

porcupinetheater
June 22nd 2014
2602 Comments


Lars was right! There's snare! What a fucking revolutionary track.

Impervious
June 23rd 2014
1213 Comments


MetalliCan'tGetABreak

Ikarus14
June 23rd 2014
882 Comments


Napster that shit!

wakeupdead
July 6th 2014
2227 Comments


Remember a few years before Death Magnetic when they did The New Song and The Other New Song? They only used like 2 riffs from both of them on the actual album, maybe this is the same case.

facupm
July 6th 2014
11271 Comments


damn

TheSonomaDude
July 13th 2014
4999 Comments


These comments are hilarious. Sure, the song isnt great, in fact its not really anything special at all, but "That was an absolute steaming pile of shit" and "that was the worst fucking thing i;ve ever heard"? Really? I feel like Metallica could go back and time, steal Rust In Peace or Peace Sells and release it today with absolutely nothing changed, and you guys would still say "wow, this is crap, metallica sold out, RIP napster, lars lieks it in the butt LOLOLOLOLOL amirite guyz?" You guys are just a bunch of immature fucks that are still butthurt over Load not being a thrash album with riffs based on open E-string generic alternating pick thrash bullshit.

Hey everybody, look over there! It's a Metallica song! Kill it before it escapes! *riot chase ensues*

Hyperion1001
Emeritus
July 13th 2014
19975 Comments


god those drums are awful. sounds like a 13 y/o kid doing a megadeth cover on youtube.

Insurrection
Contributing Reviewer
July 13th 2014
24252 Comments


i wonder how much post production magic is going to be done on lars' drums for the final version so the double bass doesnt sound like a farting old man

BigPleb
July 13th 2014
50353 Comments


Its not even funny anymore, those drum roll fills on the intro are fucking Grade 0 shit.

Slut
July 13th 2014
4058 Comments


it was never funny

BigPleb
July 13th 2014
50353 Comments


The live vids of him fucking up sure were.

Sabrutin
July 13th 2014
4313 Comments


^ Got a link for them?

BigPleb
July 13th 2014
50353 Comments


One of many: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Osqe_V-3xYQ

Slut
July 13th 2014
4058 Comments


i just feel pity/shame

Sabrutin
July 13th 2014
4313 Comments


Haha I should have searched myself if I knew the video was really "Lars fucks up"! Thanks. And the comment "Geoff Tate wannabe" deserves a like.

BigPleb
July 13th 2014
50353 Comments


That spit from James tho.

TalonsOfFire
Staff Reviewer
July 13th 2014
15673 Comments


I don't get all the hate for lars, he's pretty mediocre drummer and only ever does one beat for 90% of the songs and even
goes off time sometimes on the albums and... well now that I think about it maybe I do understand lol

Mister Twister
July 13th 2014
2475 Comments


gave it another try

it still sucks

TalonsOfFire
Staff Reviewer
July 13th 2014
15673 Comments


Where are people hearing this? The link posted never worked for me, someone please post new one?

Ikarus14
November 8th 2014
882 Comments


Download 'em all.

Gnome7
November 8th 2014
252 Comments


lol @ this song. It's not bad but it's not good lol.

Necrotica
November 8th 2014
10583 Comments


Meh

Mister Twister
November 8th 2014
2475 Comments


no, it's bad

FlyheadMetal
January 3rd 2015
2422 Comments


I like it. Verses sound like "Black Magic" by Slayer tho

TalonsOfFire
Staff Reviewer
January 3rd 2015
15673 Comments


Finally found the song on YT, was better than I thought. It seems like they're sticking with this catchy throwback thrash sound that DM was exploring. It'd be nice if they branched out a bit, or if Lars tried using his ride cymbal again like in the early 80's

FirstStrikeIsDeadly
March 10th 2015
907 Comments


I like it, but it's clearly just a "garage demo" and not much else. Great song buried in there, but there definitely needs to be some riffs cut and used in other songs. Some parts just don't flow at all. It could lose about two minutes.



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