Day 4, (shared) 361. Metallica - The Unforgiven II (from the album Reload)
I remember when I first heard that there was gonna be part two of The Unforgiven on Reload. I wasn't sure what to think of it. The Unforgiven on Metallica album is such an epic and even iconic song, that what's the point in returning to that? There's no way you can top that one. But since then I've realised that it's not about "topping" or making it better.
Part 2 is not trying to rewrite the first part. Sure there's melodies and chord progressions that variate the ones from the first song and the lyrics are revolving around the same issues.
But now I can see why James Hetfield likes to visit these themes and melodies. If you watch the making of documentaries of Death Magnetic, he speaks about it when he introduces The Unforgiven III to the record label executives. …