Metallica - Sad but True - Solo

This article is part 17 of 30 in the 2022 music project series.

Sad but True is the 2nd track from Metallica's "sellout" self-titled album, released in 1991. It's less thrash-metal and more... I don't know. Better metal. I wanted to do a solo from this album that wasn't Enter Sandman (although I may do that one, too, just for fun). Also, conveniently, this song is downtuned a whole step to D, just like Dream Theater's Forsaken, so I didn't have to retune my guitar. And that's always a big win in my book.

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Sad but True solo from Metallica's "black" album

I also didn't want to a true thrash-metal solo, as I'll need to practice my downstroking for the rhythm parts. I need to work my way up to that.

Recording

Practicing my E-minor pentatonics while doing my best Kirk Hammett impression

Recorded in Ardour and Hydrogen was used to program the drum track.

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Screenshot of my Ardour/Hydrogen setup