Sunday, October 17, 2010
10 - "Bleeding Me," Metallica
We've finally cracked the Top 10. Metallica and the Red Hot Chili Peppers both have 3 songs in the Top 10, so get ready to see these two bands a lot.
"Bleeding Me" is one of my favorite Metallica songs. It's off of their 1996 Load album and is a very good example of the shift in sound that Metallica underwent in the 90s. Gone was the loud, fast thrash metal and replaced was a slower, more melodic, modern-rock style.
This song is in the style of my favorite Metallica songs - starts off slow, chorus gets loud, then it winds back down. To throw out the buzzword the kids like, it's an "epic" song. At 8 minutes, it's also a pretty long song. Actually, what is probably most interesting about "Bleeding Me," is the fact that it sounds like it ends in the middle and then it just starts over. It's like they were in the studio and thought to themselves, "This song is pretty cool, but what if we take the ending and make it the middle and play for another 4 minutes?"