"You have to remember that this was 1986 and they were breaking new ground.
"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."
"Orion" is often considered as one of Cliff Burton's most notable contributions to Metallica catalog. It was written by Cliff, James and Lars.