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Unreleased Metallica Song "Hate Train" Streaming Online

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An unreleased track from the "Death Magnetic" sessions has surfaced on the web (see below). A rough mix of the song was originally sent to Metallica fan club members via email. Metallica performed the track at the Fillmore in San Francisco on December 5, 2011 as part of a week long celebration of the band's 30th Anniversary. Special guests ranged from Biff Byford (Saxon) to Jason Newsted.

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zMETALlica's avatar

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1. zMETALlica writes:

wtf it's not crazy loud, clipping, or has a sh** snare sound? and james doesn't sound half bad... maybe they learned their lesson...

lyrics need real improvement though...

# Dec 6, 2011 @ 10:33 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. spiral_architect writes:

i hear lenny kravitz's "are you gonna go my way" in this, but after lou-tallica, i don't really feel i am entitled to complain anymore. i already have low expectations.

np - ronnie james dio "god rest ye merry gentlemen"

# Dec 6, 2011 @ 3:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. DreamHeater writes:

Well... it's not bad... Not great, either, though.
The vocals bugged me the most.
Still, though, I'd take this over Loutallica any day.

# Dec 6, 2011 @ 3:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Cynic writes:

All aboard the hate train that will be this thread!

Before the trolls arrive, I'll say this track really does convince me the production is a large part of what's killing Metallica. James and Lars have an occupation with a "garage" sound but it doesn't have even half the atmosphere of a garage demo from the 80s. Sterile and huge, it just feels lifeless.

Solve this problem and I would consider buying their next full length (that's my ultimate inner beaten wife speaking).

# Dec 6, 2011 @ 3:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Persecution Mike writes:

Not much of my taste !

# Dec 6, 2011 @ 3:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. R10 writes:

Dont think its a bad track,vocals are a bit crap though. With Cynic that the production/mixing is what hurt DM the most. Hopefully they go in a differant direction producer wise next album. Hopefully Rubin's so busy with the Sabbath record he does'nt get asked. And no Bob Rock! Whats Flemming up to these days? ;-)

# Dec 6, 2011 @ 3:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. adace1 writes:

Pretty decent. It's probably a bit better than most of the tracks on DM but still suffers from disjointed songwriting. The riffs are pretty excellent. It's just that they can't channel them into something really tight and cohesive like in the 80's. But this is miles above Lulu.

# Dec 6, 2011 @ 3:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. citrus_tea writes:

Big improvement on most of their recentvstuff. Opening riff makes me wanna sing "breadfan"

# Dec 6, 2011 @ 4:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. KREDD writes:

LOOOOOOOOOOVE IT!! this needs to be their new sound and direction. not overproduced and kirk isn't lifting solos from Justice. sounds 'new' to me....that's what they need!!!!!

# Dec 6, 2011 @ 5:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Blindgreed1 writes:

R10: Terry Date can cure what ails Metallica. Balee DAT!

# Dec 6, 2011 @ 5:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Beli writes:

me gusto la canción :D esta genial >;_<; xD arriba MetallicA ! ! !

# Dec 6, 2011 @ 10:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. bloodworm writes:

Scott Burns

# Dec 7, 2011 @ 9:16 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. deathbringer writes:

It is not really that bad. The initial riff reminds me of the Loads, but I enojoyed Kirk's part coming in over it. They think Lulu is great and the production of DM was too, so I don't think they know their sh** stinks, unfortunately.

# Dec 7, 2011 @ 1:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. BrianMN writes:

Meh...I made it three minutes in.
The Lame Train.
Kirk's lead was good but note to The Cowardly Lion (Hetfield)........you can't sing, never could.
His clean vocals are simply nails down a chalkboard grating.

# Dec 7, 2011 @ 3:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. ZMA writes:

Alright......this actually wasn't that bad. But it's sorta like cheating on your girlfriend with a really hot chick, but your girl knows you're cheating. So the initial feeling is pretty good but then you realize "fvck this is still not good."
Basically what I'm saying is this song wasn't bad but it's not good either. I just wish the rest of Death Magnetic sounded this good production wise. Then no one would've b!tched for almost 4 years lol.
One bonus song can't save them. Let's hear their newest Pile O' Dung before I jump to any "I might like Metallica again" conclusion.

# Dec 7, 2011 @ 5:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. maybehead writes:

Sounds like a song a bunch of kids wrote in a garage and then Metallica recorded it and used lots of production tricks to bring it up to scratch.

# Dec 8, 2011 @ 12:11 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. MTM writes:

They just played anotrher "New" song at tonights show. "Just a Bullet Away". I have a feeling were getting a new song at each anniversary show. Possibly a 4-5 song EP of unreleased DM material.

# Dec 8, 2011 @ 2:42 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. wilco writes:

have to say not a bad song maybe they are on the right path

# Dec 8, 2011 @ 7:20 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. amazon-girlie writes:

haters gonna hate
can't sell 100 million albums and not make a few enemies on the way.
I sold my soul to Metallica 25 years ago and will happily lease it for as long as they keep going.
IMMORTALLICA RULES!!!

# Dec 8, 2011 @ 11:54 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. MTM writes:

The second new song , "Just A Bullet Away" is pretty f***ing cool. It's working title was "Shine"

# Dec 8, 2011 @ 12:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. Greyback writes:

anything's better than that lulu crap. Thus, this kicked a$$ in comparison, but unfortunately that still doesn't say much.

# Dec 8, 2011 @ 2:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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