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2014-02-04 11:13:19 AM
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2014-02-04 12:49:13 PM
2 votes:
Someone mentioned that their downfall was the death of Cliff Burton.  I think that may have been the start of it.  But much of And Justice for All was probably written before that happened.  And that really had nothing to do with Cliff either way.  Other than perhaps, his integrity likely would not have allowed for the Black Album to have every occured.

Even in the old days, Lars and James wrote everything.  James played all the rythm guitar in the studio (this is why they sound so tight in the studio.  James is a great rythm player.  Kurt, no so much).

This is my view on the first 5 albums:
Kill em All:  Great for the time.  But really very simple and silly in retrospect.
Ride the Lightning: Groundbreaking for the time.  Still much of it is great.  Still pretty simple.  But there are some really great tacks on this one.
Master of Puppets: This is where the really showed some massive songwriting skill.  And still very raw sounding, which gave us thrash lovers more to love.
And Justice for All:  The pinnacle of their songwriting talent.  Far more progressive and well thought out.  However, many people complained that the production was too thin and clean sounding.  This may be true.  I, for one, loved it!
Black Album:  What the hell happened here?!  It really seemed like they had nothing more to offer and just wrote any simple crap that came to mind.

All of this is nothing more than my opinion, obviously.
2014-02-04 12:04:10 PM
2 votes:

Fuggin Bizzy: durbnpoisn: It doesn't change the facts of the matter, that they are a terrible band live. That's not a matter of opinion.

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Your opinion is that Metallica is a terrible band live. Which is fine, but that doesn't make it a fact.

/No, it doesn't. Stop arguing with me.


No.  I will not.

Out of tune.  Not tight.  Messing up so badly they have to stop the song.
Those all equate to a band that is terrible live.

That is not an opinion.
2014-02-04 11:40:04 AM
2 votes:
Megadeth is the better band

/yes Mustaine is a total douche, I think everybody gets that
//Met David Ellefson after a show in Va in 2010. Great guy, very cool and humble
2014-02-04 11:06:07 AM
2 votes:

karmaceutical: What the fark does this case have to do with Metallica?


Lars? You're a Farker
2014-02-04 11:29:01 AM
1 votes:
Everything you need to know about Metallica: Talentless shills for the record companies who did more than any other band to try and cling onto a broken business model, no matter how much they hurt their own fans in the process.

If you listen to them, you're an idiot.
2014-02-04 11:27:15 AM
1 votes:

Bf+: Old white Floridian murder "stands his ground" s a black teenager over loud music?
Yeah, I'm guessing it wasn't Metallica.


At first I was going to say it would be cool if it was, but then I thought about it and will say that it would've been brutal.
Bf+
2014-02-04 11:22:37 AM
1 votes:
Old white Floridian murder "stands his ground" s a black teenager over loud music?
Yeah, I'm guessing it wasn't Metallica.
2014-02-04 11:19:24 AM
1 votes:

Fuggin Bizzy: durbnpoisn: No matter what their more commercial loving fans say, they are terrible. ... But people still love them...

So, I don't get it either.

Easy: obviously, everyone's wrong but you.


Ok.  In matters of opinion, that sometimes happens.  But still...  It doesn't change the facts of the matter, that they are a terrible band live.  That's not a matter of opinion.  They really are terrible.

I sometimes think that much of their "newer" fan base consists of people saying that they love heavy metal music, and use Metallica as an example to validate that point.  And, really, they are not the example of heavy metal music that they once were.  Again...  That's not a matter of opinion.
2014-02-04 11:14:21 AM
1 votes:

durbnpoisn: No matter what their more commercial loving fans say, they are terrible. ... But people still love them...

So, I don't get it either.


Easy: obviously, everyone's wrong but you.
2014-02-04 11:07:24 AM
1 votes:
I don't see FTFA what this has to do with Metallica.

But, man, this brings me back.  I remember in high school, when Metallica first came out.  Ride the Lightning was all the talk.  My personal favorite was And Justice for All.  After that, they went a little weird.

They somehow managed to garner a whole new fan base, though.  What I find disturbing is how they more or less changed completely their view on their work.  They went from being tremendously cool dudes who didn't care for fame and fortune, and how it was all about the music to, "We are going more commercial, and we will laugh all the way to the bank."

Setting all that aside.  I've seen them live a handful of times.  No matter what their more commercial loving fans say, they are terrible.  Even in what I consider to be their best of times, they were not tight, out of tune, and repeatedly messed up on stage.  But people still love them...

So, I don't get it either.
2014-02-04 10:41:33 AM
1 votes:
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