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METALLICA’S MEGAFORCE DEMOS: A GLIMPSE OF AN ALTERNATE UNIVERSE WHERE DAVE MUSTAINE WAS NEVER FIRED

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Cosmo Lee has really outdone himself this time. Invisible Oranges has Metallica’s two-song Megaforce demo – their first recording with Cliff Burton and their only one with Burton and Dave Mustaine – for free download.

If you’re a metal dork – and I assume you are if you’re reading this site – this is a must-have. Not only is it a glimpse at a legendary band in one of their earliest incarnations, but it’s also a chance to compare and contrast early versions of two ‘Tallica faves, “No Remorse” and “Whiplash,” with their final incarnations. Here’s a sample of Cosmo’s analysis of “No Remorse”:

“Mustaine’s solos don’t really say anything, whereas Hammett’s have fluidity and direction. Interestingly, Hammett’s second solo builds off of Mustaine’s ideas.”

I’m still formulating my own opinions about the differences. While I do that, go here to download the demo, and then start stirring shit up in the comments section with a Mustaine vs. Hammett debate.

-AR

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