Dec 7, 2011

Metallica are offering up what can be considered a sonic Christmas gift for fans. A studio version of the previously unheard song ‘Hate Train’ from the ‘Death Magnetic’ sessions has popped up online, at the same time the band played it at the first of their recent 30th anniversary shows.

Fans that aren’t able to make the celebratory shows get to enjoy the song, thanks to the wonders of the web. Wanna know what you will find when you hop on this ‘Hate Train?’ Well, we’ll tell you.

The song is seven minutes in length and it cycles through several tempo shifts, which we’re guessing isn’t big news to any of you. It also boasts a minute-long instrumental opening with lots of riffing and militaristic drumming. It’s more rock than thrash and it has a similar melodic ...UCR
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