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The God That Failed

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hard rock roots
a subtle use of vocal harmony
mild rhythmic syncopation
repetitive melodic phrasing
extensive vamping
minor key tonality
a vocal-centric aesthetic
a dirty electric guitar solo
a gravelly male vocalist
an aggressive male vocalist
prominent drums

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Killer tune off the black album
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There is always an element of chance, but on this plane, we make our own luck.
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Wow!!!!
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jayirodrigue z
Best music ever peeps
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Hell yeah everybody
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God they fell
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Blah blah blah, Jesus and such.. Just listen to the damn song, morons.
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Its like the guy who prayed constantly to win the lottery but never won , when he bitterly died God told him you should have bought a ticket !!!
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Very awesome to learn meaning...sa d but cool and true...sound s like her understandin g of God failed her.
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Love Metallica f**k yeah
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Turn it up, windows down, driving, sounds savage
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God fails alot be cuz of all gods there has ever been there has been wars be cuz of them ppl just cant let other ppl do what they want every i e smoke a big fatty an get over it
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This song is evil
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Such a great song. Sad origins but, I still love it. Faith healings have lead to so many untimely deaths. It's nice to hear a song critical of this nonsense.
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U guys r wrong there is a god his name is JESUS!!
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This song was written because of james' anger after his mothers untimely death could have been prevented had she not refused treatment because she thought her faith would save her."The healing hand held back by the deepened nail" refering to his moms brainwashed state of faith preventing her from being treated.
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abelstrd
The death of Metallica started with the black album, pity.
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METALLICA #1 FOREVER
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I love metallica number 1!
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This song isnt anti christisn its states believe what u want
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Does it sound good sally if yes u like it
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Cant tell if I like it or not, by speaking of a God, even one that failed, they are saying there is one, which goes against my religion, but its also a little anti-Christa n . . . Fittyswit put it nicely and simply.
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nildago
o ya? prove it sean...i know i cant prove Hes real but u cant prove Hes not can u? therefore its perfectly acceptable for someone to believe in His existence
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rex15 - yes. This was written about the death of his mother and his parents' beliefs.
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wow, you can hear jason. wish they did that on and justice.
i think it would be cool if they re-mixed justice and made it more bass heavy
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rex15
You guys realize that James Hetfield himself was a Christian scientist as a child, right?
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this song is so true get it through your thick skulls there is NO GOD get over it GOD = DOG
great song
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WEAK SONG
ctmcgivney- so you put your faith in science?? Look real close and you just might find a coupla "fingerprint s " ;)
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Amazing lyrics... sums up so eloquently those idiots out there that think the notion of "faith" will trump science when it comes to real world, tangible things like someone's health.
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i got this album and i like the entire album but this and nothing else matters are the worst on the album.
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personally, i like Death Magnetic, then again i loved the black album. true, they will never the same as master of puppets or ride the lightning, but its not as bad as you say.
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These lyrics are SO extremely true!
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All the talk of Death Magnetic returning to their roots might be a bit overstated. Those roots are dead. Guys in their 40s simply can't capture the energy of Metallica's first 4 major label releases. The Black Album was watered down and radio friendly. As such, most of it became pretty forgettable. Not that there weren't good songs on it, but...nothin g that compares to their previous work.

I gave Death Magnetic a listen, and I wasn't all that impressed. James voice is busted beyond repair, and
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That which does not exist cannot fail.
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Only thing missing in death magnetic is james' old voice. that's all i'll say about that album...
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jrobinson79
To MikeJ. : I will confess I have not given Death Magnetic a listen yet. I have heard a radio release off it which wasnt as bad as I expected. Metallica fueled my drunken exploits in a mid 80's high schol career and after their smartest release (Justice), although not the meanest, the black album felt like I was hearing MTV music. Thank God Pantera stepped in. On your word, I'll try Death Magnetic, dont let me down Mikey.
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yyztsejam
To jrob: how can you call the black album crap? This album singlehandly turned me into a Metallica fan when I was younger and then I discovered how amazing all of their earlier albums are. I'll give you Load through St.Anger (yuck!) though, but you have to agree that Death Magnetic has a major improvement over those albums and returns to the roots of ...And Justice.
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jrobinson79
"The God That Failed" hmmm..... Sounds like a great description of Metallica themselves. Crap since And Justice....
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I blast this song in my house to keep the jehovah witnesses away.
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god damn good song!
its sad true but sad cause it talks about how james' mother died and god was a c**t and didnt save her
f**ker
hahahaha
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I love any song, that slams organized religion.
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HARDCORE!!!! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
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This Tune Has "TEETH"
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how many songs have been inspired by christian scientists, anyway?

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