Label: Sony Records Intl - SICP 479 • Series: メタリカ紙ジャケットシリーズ • Format: CD Album, Limited Edition, Reissue Papersleeve • Country: Japan • Genre: Rock • Style: Heavy Metal
The song was never released as a single, but was the first of the album's songs to be heard by the public. It is one of Metallica's first original releases to be tuned half a step down.
Composer and lyricist James Hetfield described the song as "very nice Slow, heavy and ugly. Together they composed a melody to which Hammett wanted to add harmony. The producer suggested that this would make the song sound too "pretty", La Boîte De Nuit - Françoiz Breut - Une Saison Volée instead recommended playing the melody an octave higher.
The final guitar solo was put together from over a dozen performances by the guitarist during the recording of the album. Hammett calls the resulting work one of his favorite solos on the album.
The central theme of the song is faith and human reliance on it, and of unrewarded belief in a God that fails to heal.
The lyrics and song material The God That Failed - Metallica - Metallica inspired by Hetfield 's anguish on the circumstances surrounding his mother's death.
The song was first played on the first date of the "Shit Hits the Sheds" tour May 30, It was played New Road - BlueRidge - Common Ground E flat tuning from to - sincethe song has been played in D standard tuning.
It received frequent live performance during the European Black Album Tour when it was played as a part of the Black Album. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Guitar The God That Failed - Metallica - Metallica Presents Metallica. BBC Music. Retrieved June 12, New York: Thunder's Mouth Press. In Gilmour, Michael J. New York: Continuum. Radio Metal. Metal Hammer.
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