Right at the moment they should have been delivering another sonic milestone, they had reverted to boorish type. Only what would have sounded scoldingly new four years before now sounded lumpen and off the pace. Even the first single from the album, Harvester of Sorrow , was horribly plodding.
If only the music had sounded even half as interesting. Still, it reached No. Coming straight after the title track on the album, it sounded simply like more of the same, its saving grace on radio that its faded-in staccato rhythm was attention-grabbing enough to sustain the listener through the first couple of minutes before its droning repetitiveness finally zeroed you out. The exception to all this — the one gleaming diamond in the dirt — was the track One. The macabre story of an infantryman who steps on a landmine and wakes to gradually discover he has lost everything — his arms and legs, his five senses — except his mind, which is now cast adrift, trapped in its own grim and impossible reality, One was both nightmare writ large and musically transcendent journey, a thrash metal Tommy in miniature.
After coming to terms with his gruesome circumstances in hospital while surrounded by frankly horrified doctors and nurses, Bonham uses the only part of his physical being he is still able to control — his head — to tap out a message in Morse code: That One might lend itself well for some sort of visual interpretation that would complement the music in an arresting, artistic way, was obvious from the start.
They became even more excited by the idea when it emerged that Trumbo — a left-wing, pro-peace screenwriter hounded out of Hollywood during the McCarthy-era witch hunts of the fifties — had actually directed a film version of the book, released in at the height of the Vietnam War.
Might they be able to utilise scenes from it for a possible future video? As Stairway To Heaven became for Led Zeppelin, One for Metallica represented the band at its musical apotheosis, containing all that was great and original about them in one long, incident-filled journey.
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From its quietly lush, heartrendingly melodic guitar intro to its steadily building mid-section, up to its volcanic, lights-out climax, its lyrics came straight to the terrifying point: But if you were it was a milestone moment, one the band would arguably never equal. The final track on the album, its success a mark of how heavy-handed the rest of the album sounds next to it. It was an ominous foreshadow of the type of material James Hetfield would explore in deeper, more ghastly detail on the albums to come.
Ultimately, instead of being the radically different masterpiece Lars had envisaged, Justice was a sideways step at best — a miscalculation. At worst, it was a disfiguringly weird statement the band would all largely disown as time went by and better albums were made.
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Its only real saving grace, the extraordinary One — and the fact it united them in never wanting to make an album so bleak in its outlook or dire in its musical palate again. The days of Metallica the out-and-out heavy metal monster were now numbered. The other mystifyingly weird thing about Justice was the production. In the early days we all prided ourselves on how fast we played. Then there came a point where we prided ourselves on how complicated we could be. Musical intellectual pride or some bullshit, you know?
I basically blocked it out, like people do with shit. We were firing on all cylinders, and shit was happening. I was just rolling with it and going forward. What was I gonna do, say we gotta go remix it? Working alone with assistant engineer Toby Wright, he had used the same bass set-up as he would for a gig.
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Just played it and that was that, right? Mike Clink says the lack of bass was an issue even when he was working with them. But that was their concept and I think that if Cliff had been there it might have been a bit different.
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They invited us to walk the Stations with new eyes. I used those books when we celebrated the Stations of the Cross with all of the Religious Education students. The Peace and Justice Committee poured out facts to invite us to an awareness of a different kind of justice. These were just some of the statistics used by peace and justice at our prayers that night.
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So where is justice? Justice begins in a heart that realizes the responsibility to the blessing received in this life and the importance of sharing what we have. I do not have an answer to the situations of tragedy in this world. I do not have any special program that can end teenage drinking and drug use, or gang turf wars, but I do have a faith that says we are incomplete if we do not see the dignity of God in others. Open Preview See a Problem?
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