SCOTT IAN Says METALLICA’s ‘Orion’ Still Blows His Mind

ANTHRAX‘s SCOTT IAN sang praises of METALLICA‘s 1986 classic “Master of Puppets” – especially its instrumental track “Orion” – saying (via Noisey):

“You have to remember that this was 1986 and they were breaking new ground.

“When I listen to a song like ‘Master’ or ‘Sanitarium’ now with 30 years of experience, it’s easy to see what they did. But in 1986 it was E=MC2.

He continues:

“It was unfathomable. And I haven’t even gotten to their masterpiece ‘Orion’ yet.

“Seriously, did they find a bottle of Beethoven pills?! How did they have the maturity to write an 8-and-a-half-minute instrumental that works?!

“‘Orion’ is moving, it’s cohesive and exciting, and it is dynamic. My ears never even had a chance to get bored because Metallica made me wonder what was coming next.”

METALLICA has announced remastered “Master Of Puppets”, which will be released on November 10th. “Orion” is often considered as one of Cliff Burton‘s most notable contributions to METALLICA catalog.