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These days our attention spans are too short for double albums and that’s probably why you rarely see them anymore; it has nothing to do with the fact they’re not all killer and some filler. In the past, bands released double albums either in one pack or separately, and some aren’t technically double albums, but they’re considered double albums. I’ve seen some articles online about fusing a double album into one album that can fit on an 80 minute CD. So, in the spirit of fusing double albums into one for fun, I’ve gone done that with Metallica’s Load and Reload:
1- Fuel, 2 -The Memory Remains, 3 -The House Jack Built, 4 – Until It Sleeps, 5 – King Nothing, 6 – Bleeding Me, 7 – The Unforgiven II, 8 – Slither, 9 – Low Man’s Lyric, 10 – Thorn Within, 11 – Fixxxer, 12 – The Outlaw Torn
Total album time is 78 minutes. Controversial, I know. So, for me, the first six tracks are a no brainer and there’s no time for ‘Hero Of The Day’. ‘The Unforgiven II’ is in there for its fun sing-a-long-ability, as is ‘Slither’ and same with ‘Low Man’s Lyric’, which beats out the lame ‘Mama Said’ in the obligatory ballad stakes. ‘Thorn Within’ isn’t necessary but it works well as a good prelude to the final two and strongest tracks, ‘Fixxxer’ and ‘The Outlaw Torn’ which sit extremely well next to each other. I didn’t consciously make up the fusion of six tracks from both albums each, it just worked out that way. I’ve tried and tested this playlist on long drives and it works well but upon reflection and time permitting, it might be worth switching out ‘Thorn Within’ with ‘Carpe Diem Baby’ coz that’s also a fun sing-a-long track. It’s all about James’ “oooh”s and “yeah”s, especially while driving. Anyway, if you want to see how it flows you can check it out on my Spotify account, details below.
In other news
Download Festival featuring Deftones, Carcass, Testament, In Flames, Lacuna Coil, and not much else, will be held at the Melbourne Showgrounds on Friday March 20.
Me And That Man will release their new album New Man, New Songs, Same Shit, Vol. 1 on Friday March 27.
Abysmal Dawn will release their new album Phylogenesis on Friday April 17.
Nile will be at Melbourne’s Max Watts on Sunday April 26.
King will play the Northcote Social Club on Saturday May 2.
Iron Maiden will play Rod Laver Arena on Monday May 11.
Venom Inc. and Exciter will be at the Northcote Social Club on Saturday June 13.
Parkway Drive will play Melbourne Arena on Saturday June 20.
Sacred Reich and Vio-lence be at Melbourne’s Max Watts on Thursday July 9.
Blacken Open Air festival has been postponed and will now be held on Friday July 10 to Monday July 13. The event will still take place at Ross River Resort in Alice Springs and there’s still some cheap flights to NT available.
Abbath will be a Melbourne’s on Saturday September 26.
Check out this edition’s of THTH’s Spotify playlist by searching for playlist: THTH726 or by searching spotify:user:TooHeavyToHug
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Written by Paul Taylor
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