Kirk Hammett - Portals

Portals - EP

Kirk Hammett

  • Genre: Hard Rock
  • Date: 23 Apr, 2022
  • Content: Not-explicit
  • Region: USA
  • Track(s): 4

  • ℗ 2022 Blackened Recordings Inc.

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Kirk Hammett - Portals - EP

Tracklist / Songs






1 Maiden and the Monster Kirk Hammett 7:17
2 The Jinn Kirk Hammett 6:57
3 High Plains Drifter Kirk Hammett 4:45
4 The Incantation Kirk Hammett 8:07


  • Didn’t Know What To Expect

    First song is pretty incredible, def sets a mood and has soul. Very impressive. Right at the 2 min mark, perfect spot to sing, “Die… by my hand…”
  • Absolutely

    By SaintRhyan
  • His best playing in a long time

    By CharlesTaylor
    I hope he writes more licks like this for future Metallica albums. I was incredibly doubtful, but now I think this might be his most inspired playing/writing in a long time.
  • Kirk

    By SPIKE....
    “High Plains Drifter” is a decent song, and it encompasses most of Kirk’s career. The first two minutes are very similar to the intro at the Metallica concerts that we have all been to, and it has a beautiful, western theme to it. Right around the 2 minute mark, almost the exact riff from Creeping Death kicks in, note for note, and we are all thinking “Die by my hand!” in our heads. The only real problem I have with this so far is that Kirk is an extremely accomplished guitarist, with a massive breadth of knowledge, and 40 years of riffs in head. With that said, it seems really odd that he wouldn’t have enough material for a full length album, and that he would basically incorporate Metallica riffs into his solo project, almost note for note. Obviously, he helped to create those riffs, so they’re his, but it really seems as though he could have used some new material to differentiate himself from Metallica. The rest of the songs are decent, with quite a bit of atmospheric build up. I enjoyed “The Jinn” the most out of the last 3 songs. “Maiden and the Monster” is good when it finally gets going, especially the solo, but the first few minutes start off pretty slow. “The Incantation” is all over the place, and will take time to digest. Overall, this is a decent EP, but I really expected more from someone as accomplished as Kirk. This sounds more like a soundtrack than an actual album at times. Maybe that’s what he was going for.
  • Awesome

    By faedan
    Love it! The songs remind me of Mike Oldfield in a heavy way. I wished there would be more songs.
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