Per a special feature with Revolver titled “Point of Entry,” Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo shares what he thinks is the perfect song to introduce to folks who have never heard Metallica before. And no, it isn’t “Master of Puppets,” “Enter Sandman,” or “Sad But True.”
Robert feels that, the best song to introduce someone to Metallica is actually – “Disposable Heroes.” This is a track off of the band’s album Master of Puppets. Here is everything Robert had to say about the song and why he would recommend it to newcomers.
“For me that’s pretty easy: ‘Disposable Heroes’ off the Master of Puppets album. And the reason is because it’s really in a lot of ways — especially in metal — the perfect balance of what I call ‘power groove.’
“I liked that song before I even joined the band. I used to go running in the hills in the Santa Monica mountains to prepare for Suicidal Tendencies tours. I had three or four cassettes that motivated me: one of them was Master of Puppets, and then, like, Reign in Blood and Ride the Lightning were in there, too. That’s how I really, really dissected and discovered Master of Puppets.
“‘Disposable Heroes’ has that groove that leans more in that sort of headbanging kind of funky zone … Slayer has that, too, with certain songs. And then at the same time it shifts gears, and you get the speed in there. It’s very well-crafted and has a little bit of everything, well, not even a little bit, it’s got a lot of everything. It’s always one of my go-to classic Metallica songs. Now, I know some people call it a deep cut … but ‘Disposable Heroes’ would be my go-for-broke Metallica classic song right there, ’cause it has everything.”
Do you agree with Robert Trujillo’s pick? What Metallica song would you show off to someone who has never heard the band before?