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2 stars Cool song!

This single was taken from their acclaimed comeback in 2008, when the "Death Magnetic" album was released. I remember people were so excited to see a new work after what the failed "St. Anger", and when they finally listened to it, they were even more excited because Metallica had returned to its roots, creating a thrash metal album. The first track I listened from that new baby was "Cyanide", a song I found by accident in the radio while being in a car. I listened to it and truly enjoyed it since that first time.

In my opinion, choosing "Cyanide" as a single was a terrific decision, because though it is not the truly radio-tune, it could easily be spread and loved by Metallica fans over the world. The song contains the inherent power of the band, great guitar riffs and wonderful changes in mood and tempo. The work of the four members is great, Hetfield's vocals are raw but cool, Trujillo's bass is better than ever, while Ulrich and Hammett's drums and guitars are in a high level. This single prevails as my favorite track from "Death Magnetic", so I personally like it and recommend it, though if you want to buy it, it is because you are a fan, or you found it cheap.

As you know, I don't normally rate singles with more than 2 stars, this is not an exception. Enjoy it!

memowakeman | 2/5 |


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