Review: Metallica – The Unforgiven II (Rock)

This review covers the hard rock track Metallica – The Unforgiven II.

This track was released in 1997 on the album Reload.

The track starts off with a brass element and a snare roll. The guitars then come in along with a drum kit. From there, the vocals come in for a verse. Some lead guitars start to enter the track, but the track then pulls back as the vocals take the track back into the verse.

From there, the vocals take the track into the main chorus. This is joined by the lead guitars. This is capped off with an instrumental section.

After that, the track drops back a bit as the vocals take the track into the next verse. Shortly after that, the lead guitars come back and the vocals take the track into the main chorus. This is capped off with a guitar solo.

An instrumental section then comes in before the track drops back to just a single guitar. The vocals then take the track into another verse. The drum kit then returns and the vocals take the track into the main chorus again. Those lead guitars also make the return as well. The vocals extend the main chorus. After that, the track then breaks down with the high hat and bass guitar leading the track out.

For me, the vocals almost try too hard to be edgy. They try and offer some sort of evilness overtones, but I think the track would have been better off if the vocals allowed it to bubble through instead of practically plastering it on a billboard. It’s a minor complaint from me, but it is noticeable.

The lyrics are certainly decent enough. They convey a sufficient amount of meaning.

Also, the guitars work reasonably well. They could have offered a bit more variety to spice things up a bit, but they aren’t bad here.

Overall, this is a decent all around track. The vocals are a light weakness for the track, but everything else is certainly decent enough. Not bad in my view.


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