Hear Metallica's Bare-Bones … And Justice For All Demos

Giving hope to every 13-year-old with a Gibson Explorer and a dream, metal blog Invisible Oranges posted demos of Metallica's …And Justice For All. The Bay Area group's prog/thrash opus, released in 1988, is known for its compositional sophistication, but these incomplete demo recordings predate the bone-dry tightness of the finished album.

It's a highly informative work-in-progress snapshot for music historians, or just about any young metal band hoping to make its own metal masterpiece someday. Here's the proof even the most immaculate songs started as half-formed ideas in the practice room.

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