Tuesday, May 31, 2011

[Music]Metallica's To live is to die.

So, you guys have been reading about the instrumentals of Metallica. This one is the last one in 3 of their instrumental pieces.
"To live is to die", in many fans' minds, is the most memorable piece. Why?
If you have ever come to Ljungby in Sweden, you can somehow walk by the memorial stone of Cliff Burton, you can see the line "CANNOT THE KINGDOM OF SALVATION TAKE ME HOME" was engraved on it. That epic line came from the song "To live is to die". Yes. This song we are talking about.
To live is to die by far is the longest song Metallica has ever recorded(9:49. If someone is gonna argue that Mercyful Fate is longer, I am gonna say that song is a mixed up of 5 shits). The song was recorded under the record label Elektra and was released in "...And justice for all" album on august 25th, 1988.
About the song, it's hardly for me to say any word. The song itself is a tribute to Cliff, and most of the riffs are written by Cliff. In another word, the song is the soul of Cliff, the very last rhythms that he left on this cruel world.

23 comments:

  1. awesome song!
    it is pretty long. i think that is one of the longest songs i have heard

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  2. I still enjoy that album, and that's much, because I'm tired of Metallica.

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  3. Thanks to you I'm actually starting to like Metallica.

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  4. One of the best tracks they ever laid down...

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  5. Love this song.
    LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE it.

    I listen to it when studying. Since it's instrumental, I don't get distracted by the lyrics.
    Really, I passionately love this.

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  6. Have that poster above my bed, awesome album.

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  7. I think you are better than most mmmm

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  8. Nice intro, Kirk can play some great acoustics.

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  9. Metallica lost it for me years ago with all that napster shit, but this is a good track.

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  10. Everyone has at least one Metallica song they like :D

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  11. Excellent song, definitely in my top 5 of Metallica.

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