Monday, May 30, 2011

[Music]Metallica - For whom the bell tolls.

If you have watched the movie Zombieland, you will hear the song in the intro of the movie. It starts when the "Rule #4: Seat belts" appears, and the music comes up when the worker throws the zombie off the stairway. Why do I know this? Well I have just watched it and I immediately heard the familiar tune and everything comes to my head. I decided to share with you guys this.
As you can see, the video was captured before Cliff is dead. I posted this video as a salutation to Cliff Burton, a talent bassist, the soul of Metallica.
For whom the bell tolls was written based on the novel with the same name, by Ernest Hemingway. The novel was about the story of Robert Jordan, a young american in the Spanish Civil War.
The song start with the sound of the bell. It reminds us about the church far away from the field in the dawn of the day. And the sound of the bass started, makes us think of raids and raids of devil coming through the land.
This masterpiece doesn't have a clear solo. Most of the song's guitar sounds are mixed into the sound of drum and bass, resemble the chaos in the wartime. The ending is the solo and it gradually fades out, as if the life of the soldier is slowly drained into the death(which is like in Fade to Black).
All in all, I think this song is the best piece of Cliff. He created the sound of the bass through both wah wah and distortion pedal, make a thick, violent and creepy sound that every of us can never mistake to any other sound of bass.

40 comments:

  1. Metallica Rules. Song always reminds me of donnie darko!

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  2. Awesome song, great taste you have! Following man!

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  3. I read the book, because of this song. I even to watched the movie "For Whom the Bell Tolls" on Netflix. I guess I liked the song a little too much. haha

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  4. Awesome. I was just listening to some Metallica

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  5. I'm not a huge Metallica fan but I love this song.Nice article btw.Keep it coming!

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  6. Good song, don't really listen to much metal but I get that could change!

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  7. One on my favorite songs. Keep them coming. :D

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  8. Brilliant song, easily one of, if not their best song!

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  9. I downloaded that song years ago. I loved it then and now.

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  10. Hmm i dont like that kind of music normally. But this song is freaking awesome!

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  11. At first I thought ooo... Moonsorrow because I saw For whom the bell tolls but I was caught off guard, it's Metallica. Keep post man \m/

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  12. Zombieland was great, they should really make a sequel.

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  13. I kinda laughed when he died, but he was an amazing bassist

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  14. Usually Metallica doesn't mix with me right, but this song is definitely a great one for me.

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  15. My personal favourite from Metallica.

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  16. Was listening to these guys this morning. =D

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  17. freeken love this! nice taste in music. im following you now :)

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  18. Gotta love Metallica one way or the other.

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  19. Metallica...My parents grew up in the 80's so thats what i listened to and i love it

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  20. This song is epic! I always play this song in Guitar Hero

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  21. Great movie, great album, great song.

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  22. Brilliant! Adore Metallica! Like what you've done with the blog too!

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  23. it really is a masterpiece, love their old stuff the most

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  24. I like Metallica(as long as it isn't St. Anger)

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  25. Metallica is ALWAYS good, this was one of my favorite by them

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  26. Great I like this one, well to be honest I like a lot from Metallica

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  27. I don't think metallica will ever die! ;)

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  28. metallica 4ever. haha (longpls) =]

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