The Song In Which Metallica Used 5 Different Instruments Except For Classic Metal Ones
Metallica, founded by James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich, has been defined as one of the most influential and commercially successful bands by music critics and fans. Therefore Metallica members preserved their fame and popularity with the help of their unique records, which have influenced and inspired people worldwide for forty years.
The band released ten studio albums and has gone on countless tours so far, and in each of them, they gained their dedicated and longtime fans’ appreciation. Even though almost every Metallica album sold millions of copies and hit the charts worldwide, and their tracks became the most popular songs of their era, one of them made Metallica members multi-millionaires.
Metallica Used Various Instruments In ‘Wherever I May Roam’
Metallica released their fifth studio album, known as ‘The Black Album,’ on August 12, 1991. The album achieved critical acclaim and became the band’s best-selling album. Its songs, ‘Enter Sandman,’ ‘The Unforgiven,’ ‘Nothing Else Matters,’ ‘Wherever I May Roam,’ and ‘Sad but True’ were released to promote the album and became the most known Metallica songs.
‘Wherever I May Roam’ was written by Lars Urich and Jame Hetfield to reflect their lives on the road, from one tour to another, without staying at their own homes. Also, Metallica experimented on new metal music approaches and decided to use five unusual instruments; a citar, chimes, gong, 12-string bass, and random Percussive items, except for their classic instruments.
Vasylenko said in his video that:
“Within just 10 seconds of ‘Wherever I May Roam’, Metallica had used more unusual instruments than in the previous 10 years. Citar, chimes, gong, random Percussive items, 12-string bass…”
After Youtuber and Metallica fan Andriy Vasylenko highlighted these different instruments used in ‘Wherever I May Roam,’ most Metallica fans stated that they hadn’t realized these sounds until now and praised the song. Also, those who know this fact about it revealed that ‘Wherever I May Roam’ is their favorite Metallica song.
You can check out the video and song below.