Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Welcome Home (Sanitarium) by Metallica

Fear of living on
Natives getting restless now 
Mutiny in the air

People can criticize Metallica all they want for blocking their fans from using Napster or for recording an incredibly bizarre album with Lou Reed, but Master of Puppets is a heavy metal masterpiece. From Ride the Lighting (1984) to Metallica (1991), the band released four incredible albums. Master of Puppets is my favorite Metallica album, and the Lost Soul of Rock and Roll finally brings the metal with 'Welcome Home (Sanitarium)'. You're welcome.

James Hetfield, the lead singer for Metallica, said in a 2008 interview with Guitar World that 'Welcome Home' (Sanitarium)' was inspired by One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest. A great book and also a great movie inspired one of the best tracks on Master of Puppets. 'Welcome Home (Sanitarium)' is a tale of a mental patient on the brink of mutiny. Their frustration with a barbaric system is not only heard in Hetfield's lyrics but also in the music. 'Welcome Home (Sanitarium)' is not a good song, it is a metal classic. Enjoy.

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