This hero used to be a big fan of Metallica but they have been mailing it in ever since Justice for All in my opinion. Couple that with the fact that they replaced the awesome Jason Newstead on bass guitar with a walking vaginal crab with hair and this hero has little reason to listen. But this single, 'Cyanide", at least features some classic heavy riffs and Lars goes back to using 'big boy' drums rather than the shit cans he used on their last record. Also, the lyrics are a bit to 1980's for me. Metallica used to sing about political issues or songs mixed with a Lovecraftian feel or even the random Hemingway tribute. But the lyrics here fall flat. Thankfully, the music makes up for it. In all, I give this song a B or a B-.