Nothing Else Matters

Nothing Else Matters

The selection I picked for my essay is a song written and performed by Metallica titled ?Nothing Else Matters?, which is actually their remade version that includes performances by the London Symphony Orchestra which offers a refined ?twist? to Metallica?s ordinarily heavy sounding, hardcore, ?heavy metal? genre. I will be giving my analysis of the instrumental music of the song, although the vocals are also quite dynamic. The beginning of the song creates a somber feeling which captures and settles your attention with a one minute guitar introduction that sets the stage for a classical style melody which blends full orchestra, electronica, and all the instruments of a ?modern rock? band, all which add their own color and texture to this musical masterpiece. After the initially long introduction, there are several changes in the melody with the addition of the heavy beat of the bass drum, which keeps the song within the ?metal? context that makes Metallica a ?must have? in any hardcore listeners library, and then the introduction of an electronic synthesizer, which is quite stimulating to the auditory cortex, adds a new sound in the blending of these instruments for the remainder of the verse, which will also

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