The procession of rock (part 7)
“… And justice for all” is what Metallica called their double album, released in 1988. For the first time since recording “Kill’em all,” the band came to the studio with finished material. The work moved very hard: the thought crushed that these were the first independent compositions, through the notes of which Burton’s eyes did not run through. Perhaps this album turned out to be the most interesting in the history of Metallica. In record time, he became platinum. The new album of the group appeared on the shelves on August 4, 1991 and by August 6 it was already twice “gold”. This work can be considered as not typical for the direction of “speed thrash metal” and at the same time quite logical, as applied to the concept of “Metallica”: the speed of performance, which at one time became an end in itself, gave way to melody (though the group had not suffered before absence), sound rigidity is preserved, but now it is achieved by acoustic instruments. On the whole, this disc is full of reminiscences of hard rock of the 70s, it clearly listens to stylistic combinations in the spirit of Black Sabbet and Deep Perple.
Rock of the 90s.
Rock of the 90s can be characterized by one direction and one group of grunge and Nirvana. Tired of the long dominance of pop rock, young people turned to violent, evocative grunge, which is a fusion of such styles as punk, heavy metal and pop rock. Grunge distinguishes defiant behavior and speed of punk rock playing and the presence of simple pop rock tunes. Grunge began to form in the late 80s (although the band The Go-Go’s presented the public something similar even in the late 70s), its parents were Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden. Although the “Pearl Jam” and “Soundgarden” played much better than the “Nirvana”, the young people took the latter for their provocative incendiary. In fact, Nirvana held on to its leader, Kurt Cobain, who impressed young people more as a person than a musician. He led a hectic, serene life, he did not care much, behaved as he pleased. He could calmly strip naked on stage, spit in cameras and in the public, smash instruments at a concert in front of an amazed audience, excessively addicted to drugs and more than once wanted to commit suicide. This he seduced the youth, in her eyes he was a kind of shirt-guy who does not care about everything. However, the musical abilities of the members of the group leave much to be desired, you can’t name them who can play them, and besides, the simplicity of the melodies makes their music primitive. After the tragic death of Kurt Cobain, the group broke up, but their music still sounds. After the breakup of the Nirvana group, interest in technical and professional grunge grew, and such groups as Pearl Jam and Soundgarden, which are fundamentally different from Nirvana, gained fame. These groups own the instruments and their creative potential is not limited to simple melodies, moreover, serious problems of the surrounding world are raised in their texts.