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(Ultimate Guitar)   Anthrax guitarist says he's not at all jealous of Metallica's worldwide success. "I'm here 36 years later still talking about my band, we still get to do whatever we want. There's no complaints. But only one band was going to go to those heights"   ( ultimate-guitar.com) divider line
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2018-01-01 03:53:40 PM  
If it's any consolation, I doubt Anthrax has lost any fans due to disappointment with artistic direction. I'm sure Megadeth has lost a few, but still not a large magnitude.

In contrast, in the eyes of a lot of their fans, Metallica last put out a good album in 1986, 1989.  Some might grudgingly give them 1991.

From "Load" forward, things never got better. Load was a huge disappointment for people that liked the band before the black album.

I sort of doubt I will ever pay to see Metallica again. I have no interest in their catalogue of the past 20+ years.

I would gladly pay to see Anthrax, even though I haven't bought an album of theirs in years.  I'd do the same for Megadeth.

While Metallica isn't in any danger of not being able to continue raking in the money, it's sort of a shame that they more or less have abandoned a large segment of their fan base. Sort of like what's happening to Star Wars fans.
 
2018-01-01 03:58:31 PM  
Now I'm gonna tell ya a story
A tale of wrong and right
And freedom is the reason
You can't take it without a fight
 
2018-01-01 04:00:49 PM  
Heavy Metal peaked and started going downhill starting with Helter Skelter.


/Just kidding. Just saying Helter Skelter mainstreamed and opened the floodgates for what was already there and waiting.
 
2018-01-01 04:04:42 PM  
I remember.
I used to do what they told me.
 
2018-01-01 04:29:17 PM  
 
2018-01-01 04:29:44 PM  
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/First Cassette I ever owned
//Yes I said Cassette
/// Slashies come in threes
 
2018-01-01 04:30:33 PM  
Metallica isn't a band so much as a brand. People see them because of brand recognition, not because they actually produce fantastic music anymore. Metallica is the metal equivelant of McDonald's or Budweiser.
 
2018-01-01 04:35:46 PM  
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2018-01-01 04:36:51 PM  

Kevin72: Heavy Metal peaked and started going downhill starting with Helter Skelter.


/Just kidding. Just saying Helter Skelter mainstreamed and opened the floodgates for what was already there and waiting.


I thought metal started circa 1966 not 1968?
 
2018-01-01 04:41:03 PM  

Ooba Tooba: Obscure?
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=16nkVzuR​NLA


Not!
 
2018-01-01 04:42:53 PM  

gar1013: If it's any consolation, I doubt Anthrax has lost any fans due to disappointment with artistic direction. I'm sure Megadeth has lost a few, but still not a large magnitude.

In contrast, in the eyes of a lot of their fans, Metallica last put out a good album in 1986, 1989.  Some might grudgingly give them 1991.

From "Load" forward, things never got better. Load was a huge disappointment for people that liked the band before the black album.

I sort of doubt I will ever pay to see Metallica again. I have no interest in their catalogue of the past 20+ years.

I would gladly pay to see Anthrax, even though I haven't bought an album of theirs in years.  I'd do the same for Megadeth.

While Metallica isn't in any danger of not being able to continue raking in the money, it's sort of a shame that they more or less have abandoned a large segment of their fan base. Sort of like what's happening to Star Wars fans.


Ah, the lament of the "true fans." It's remarkable how so many of them don't seem to like any band unless it was their first album or back before (insert name here) quit the band or died.

Expecting a group of 50-year olds with homes, families, and responsibilities to continue writing the same kind of songs they did when they were 21, splitting rent on a shiatty apartment, and getting drunk every night is unrealistic. In fact, if they were doing that, it would be kind of pathetic. The state fair circuit is littered with bands like that.
 
2018-01-01 04:46:03 PM  

Mole Man: Kevin72: Heavy Metal peaked and started going downhill starting with Helter Skelter.


/Just kidding. Just saying Helter Skelter mainstreamed and opened the floodgates for what was already there and waiting.

I thought metal started circa 1966 not 1968?


The Beatles invented Reggae
 
2018-01-01 04:54:23 PM  
I still love State of Euphoria.
 
2018-01-01 04:58:03 PM  

Fox10456: [img.fark.net image 425x425][View Full Size image _x_]/First Cassette I ever owned
//Yes I said Cassette
/// Slashies come in threes


I saw them live when they were touring for Persistence of Time.

/Anthrax is farking awesome live.
//Yea I had it on cassette too
///Get off my lawn
 
2018-01-01 05:05:07 PM  

stoli n coke: gar1013: If it's any consolation, I doubt Anthrax has lost any fans due to disappointment with artistic direction. I'm sure Megadeth has lost a few, but still not a large magnitude.

In contrast, in the eyes of a lot of their fans, Metallica last put out a good album in 1986, 1989.  Some might grudgingly give them 1991.

From "Load" forward, things never got better. Load was a huge disappointment for people that liked the band before the black album.

I sort of doubt I will ever pay to see Metallica again. I have no interest in their catalogue of the past 20+ years.

I would gladly pay to see Anthrax, even though I haven't bought an album of theirs in years.  I'd do the same for Megadeth.

While Metallica isn't in any danger of not being able to continue raking in the money, it's sort of a shame that they more or less have abandoned a large segment of their fan base. Sort of like what's happening to Star Wars fans.

Ah, the lament of the "true fans." It's remarkable how so many of them don't seem to like any band unless it was their first album or back before (insert name here) quit the band or died.

Expecting a group of 50-year olds with homes, families, and responsibilities to continue writing the same kind of songs they did when they were 21, splitting rent on a shiatty apartment, and getting drunk every night is unrealistic. In fact, if they were doing that, it would be kind of pathetic. The state fair circuit is littered with bands like that.


Nah, that is kind of the problem. They've been pretty obviously out of ideas for a long time. Metallica- Flogging a dead horse since 1991.
 
2018-01-01 05:07:45 PM  
Too bad it had to be the band that sucks RIAA cawk.
 
2018-01-01 05:09:22 PM  

gar1013: If it's any consolation, I doubt Anthrax has lost any fans due to disappointment with artistic direction. I'm sure Megadeth has lost a few, but still not a large magnitude.

In contrast, in the eyes of a lot of their fans, Metallica last put out a good album in 1986, 1989.  Some might grudgingly give them 1991.

From "Load" forward, things never got better. Load was a huge disappointment for people that liked the band before the black album.

I sort of doubt I will ever pay to see Metallica again. I have no interest in their catalogue of the past 20+ years.

I would gladly pay to see Anthrax, even though I haven't bought an album of theirs in years.  I'd do the same for Megadeth.

While Metallica isn't in any danger of not being able to continue raking in the money, it's sort of a shame that they more or less have abandoned a large segment of their fan base. Sort of like what's happening to Star Wars fans.


Nailed it.

And if you want to know why Metallica has sucked since 1990, all you have to do is watch Some Kind of Monster.

Why any of them let that be released is a mystery to me. They all come off really bad in it. James especially.
 
2018-01-01 05:11:00 PM  

forgotmydamnusername: stoli n coke: gar1013: If it's any consolation, I doubt Anthrax has lost any fans due to disappointment with artistic direction. I'm sure Megadeth has lost a few, but still not a large magnitude.

In contrast, in the eyes of a lot of their fans, Metallica last put out a good album in 1986, 1989.  Some might grudgingly give them 1991.

From "Load" forward, things never got better. Load was a huge disappointment for people that liked the band before the black album.

I sort of doubt I will ever pay to see Metallica again. I have no interest in their catalogue of the past 20+ years.

I would gladly pay to see Anthrax, even though I haven't bought an album of theirs in years.  I'd do the same for Megadeth.

While Metallica isn't in any danger of not being able to continue raking in the money, it's sort of a shame that they more or less have abandoned a large segment of their fan base. Sort of like what's happening to Star Wars fans.

Ah, the lament of the "true fans." It's remarkable how so many of them don't seem to like any band unless it was their first album or back before (insert name here) quit the band or died.

Expecting a group of 50-year olds with homes, families, and responsibilities to continue writing the same kind of songs they did when they were 21, splitting rent on a shiatty apartment, and getting drunk every night is unrealistic. In fact, if they were doing that, it would be kind of pathetic. The state fair circuit is littered with bands like that.

Nah, that is kind of the problem. They've been pretty obviously out of ideas for a long time. Metallica- Flogging a dead horse since 1991.


Jason Newsted joining Voivod is the most creative decision a member of Metallica has made in the last 20 years.
 
2018-01-01 05:12:06 PM  

LewDux: Mole Man: Kevin72: Heavy Metal peaked and started going downhill starting with Helter Skelter.


/Just kidding. Just saying Helter Skelter mainstreamed and opened the floodgates for what was already there and waiting.

I thought metal started circa 1966 not 1968?

The Beatles invented Reggae


If Paul McCartney wants to experiment with Reggae, you get Obladi, Oblida, Bra'. It was already invented.
If Paul McCartney wants to write the dirtiest, loudest, noisiest song before Peter Townsend could, you get Helter Skelter. It was already invented, but Helter Skelter mainstreamed it and opened the floodgates for what was already there.
 
2018-01-01 05:17:01 PM  

stoli n coke: Ah, the lament of the "true fans." It's remarkable how so many of them don't seem to like any band unless it was their first album or back before (insert name here) quit the band or died.


Forget the thrash stuff. Metallica, at one time, was actually a musically talented band (Orion, anyone?). That was decades ago though.
 
2018-01-01 05:19:52 PM  

stoli n coke: Expecting a group of 50-year olds with homes, families, and responsibilities to continue writing the same kind of songs they did when they were 21, splitting rent on a shiatty apartment, and getting drunk every night is unrealistic. In fact, if they were doing that, it would be kind of pathetic. The state fair circuit is littered with bands like that.

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2018-01-01 05:27:46 PM  

stoli n coke: gar1013: If it's any consolation, I doubt Anthrax has lost any fans due to disappointment with artistic direction. I'm sure Megadeth has lost a few, but still not a large magnitude.

In contrast, in the eyes of a lot of their fans, Metallica last put out a good album in 1986, 1989.  Some might grudgingly give them 1991.

From "Load" forward, things never got better. Load was a huge disappointment for people that liked the band before the black album.

I sort of doubt I will ever pay to see Metallica again. I have no interest in their catalogue of the past 20+ years.

I would gladly pay to see Anthrax, even though I haven't bought an album of theirs in years.  I'd do the same for Megadeth.

While Metallica isn't in any danger of not being able to continue raking in the money, it's sort of a shame that they more or less have abandoned a large segment of their fan base. Sort of like what's happening to Star Wars fans.

Ah, the lament of the "true fans." It's remarkable how so many of them don't seem to like any band unless it was their first album or back before (insert name here) quit the band or died.

Expecting a group of 50-year olds with homes, families, and responsibilities to continue writing the same kind of songs they did when they were 21, splitting rent on a shiatty apartment, and getting drunk every night is unrealistic. In fact, if they were doing that, it would be kind of pathetic. The state fair circuit is littered with bands like that.


I liked everything up through the Black album. I am all for change in musicians, like you said. If they never change, that shows no growth. 

However, Load and everything after is just... not good music, let alone good Metallica.
 
2018-01-01 05:29:37 PM  

NASAM: gar1013: If it's any consolation, I doubt Anthrax has lost any fans due to disappointment with artistic direction. I'm sure Megadeth has lost a few, but still not a large magnitude.

In contrast, in the eyes of a lot of their fans, Metallica last put out a good album in 1986, 1989.  Some might grudgingly give them 1991.

From "Load" forward, things never got better. Load was a huge disappointment for people that liked the band before the black album.

I sort of doubt I will ever pay to see Metallica again. I have no interest in their catalogue of the past 20+ years.

I would gladly pay to see Anthrax, even though I haven't bought an album of theirs in years.  I'd do the same for Megadeth.

While Metallica isn't in any danger of not being able to continue raking in the money, it's sort of a shame that they more or less have abandoned a large segment of their fan base. Sort of like what's happening to Star Wars fans.

Nailed it.

And if you want to know why Metallica has sucked since 1990, all you have to do is watch Some Kind of Monster.

Why any of them let that be released is a mystery to me. They all come off really bad in it. James especially.


Funny,  we were just talking about this last night.  They all come off as a bunch of drama queens.
 
2018-01-01 05:30:00 PM  
James used to drive around looking for gays to bash.
 
2018-01-01 05:36:14 PM  
Yeah, but Anthrax was on Married With Children once.

So take that Metallica!
 
2018-01-01 05:42:07 PM  
if they're not jealous now...
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...they will be next tour when Metallica comes out wearing meat suits.


on a sad note, I just found out Dan Lilker has retired from touring and recording.
 
2018-01-01 05:44:04 PM  

Catlenfell: NASAM: gar1013: If it's any consolation, I doubt Anthrax has lost any fans due to disappointment with artistic direction. I'm sure Megadeth has lost a few, but still not a large magnitude.

In contrast, in the eyes of a lot of their fans, Metallica last put out a good album in 1986, 1989.  Some might grudgingly give them 1991.

From "Load" forward, things never got better. Load was a huge disappointment for people that liked the band before the black album.

I sort of doubt I will ever pay to see Metallica again. I have no interest in their catalogue of the past 20+ years.

I would gladly pay to see Anthrax, even though I haven't bought an album of theirs in years.  I'd do the same for Megadeth.

While Metallica isn't in any danger of not being able to continue raking in the money, it's sort of a shame that they more or less have abandoned a large segment of their fan base. Sort of like what's happening to Star Wars fans.

Nailed it.

And if you want to know why Metallica has sucked since 1990, all you have to do is watch Some Kind of Monster.

Why any of them let that be released is a mystery to me. They all come off really bad in it. James especially.

Funny,  we were just talking about this last night.  They all come off as a bunch of drama queens.


James comes off particularly self-righteous, given his bully-like status with Lars.  But, whatever.  Hardwired to self destruct, right?
 
2018-01-01 05:50:10 PM  
Thrash metal like Metallica and anthrax is for kids who were too chickenshiat to be punk rockers.
 
2018-01-01 05:51:50 PM  

Tor_Eckman: Yeah, but Anthrax was on Married With Children once.
So take that Metallica!


Came here for this.

Anthrax in the Married with Children
Youtube N4_V_Eu1Sa8
 
2018-01-01 05:55:19 PM  

detonator: Thrash metal like Metallica and anthrax is for kids who were too chickenshiat to be punk rockers hardcore kids.


FTFY
 
2018-01-01 05:57:28 PM  

mekkab: detonator: Thrash metal like Metallica and anthrax is for kids who were too chickenshiat to be punk rockers hardcore kids.

FTFY


Thanks
 
2018-01-01 06:06:53 PM  

stoli n coke: gar1013: If it's any consolation, I doubt Anthrax has lost any fans due to disappointment with artistic direction. I'm sure Megadeth has lost a few, but still not a large magnitude.

In contrast, in the eyes of a lot of their fans, Metallica last put out a good album in 1986, 1989.  Some might grudgingly give them 1991.

From "Load" forward, things never got better. Load was a huge disappointment for people that liked the band before the black album.

I sort of doubt I will ever pay to see Metallica again. I have no interest in their catalogue of the past 20+ years.

I would gladly pay to see Anthrax, even though I haven't bought an album of theirs in years.  I'd do the same for Megadeth.

While Metallica isn't in any danger of not being able to continue raking in the money, it's sort of a shame that they more or less have abandoned a large segment of their fan base. Sort of like what's happening to Star Wars fans.

Ah, the lament of the "true fans." It's remarkable how so many of them don't seem to like any band unless it was their first album or back before (insert name here) quit the band or died.

Expecting a group of 50-year olds with homes, families, and responsibilities to continue writing the same kind of songs they did when they were 21, splitting rent on a shiatty apartment, and getting drunk every night is unrealistic. In fact, if they were doing that, it would be kind of pathetic. The state fair circuit is littered with bands like that.


Plenty of bands stay true to form.

Iron Maiden. Ozzy. Anthrax. Slayer.

Some bands even evolve well - Faith No More, Nine Inch Nails.

Metallica has done neither. On their own merits, their new stuff isn't very good. If you put another name on it, it wouldn't sell.
 
2018-01-01 06:08:13 PM  

CaptainFatass: forgotmydamnusername: stoli n coke: gar1013: If it's any consolation, I doubt Anthrax has lost any fans due to disappointment with artistic direction. I'm sure Megadeth has lost a few, but still not a large magnitude.

In contrast, in the eyes of a lot of their fans, Metallica last put out a good album in 1986, 1989.  Some might grudgingly give them 1991.

From "Load" forward, things never got better. Load was a huge disappointment for people that liked the band before the black album.

I sort of doubt I will ever pay to see Metallica again. I have no interest in their catalogue of the past 20+ years.

I would gladly pay to see Anthrax, even though I haven't bought an album of theirs in years.  I'd do the same for Megadeth.

While Metallica isn't in any danger of not being able to continue raking in the money, it's sort of a shame that they more or less have abandoned a large segment of their fan base. Sort of like what's happening to Star Wars fans.

Ah, the lament of the "true fans." It's remarkable how so many of them don't seem to like any band unless it was their first album or back before (insert name here) quit the band or died.

Expecting a group of 50-year olds with homes, families, and responsibilities to continue writing the same kind of songs they did when they were 21, splitting rent on a shiatty apartment, and getting drunk every night is unrealistic. In fact, if they were doing that, it would be kind of pathetic. The state fair circuit is littered with bands like that.

Nah, that is kind of the problem. They've been pretty obviously out of ideas for a long time. Metallica- Flogging a dead horse since 1991.

Jason Newsted joining Voivod is the most creative decision a member of Metallica has made in the last 20 years.


Here's a radical statement from a former Metallica fan:  I liked Jason.

Don't care for Robert in Metallica. He was great in Suicidal Tendencies.
 
2018-01-01 06:09:20 PM  

Tor_Eckman: Yeah, but Anthrax was on Married With Children once.

So take that Metallica!


I loved that episode.
 
2018-01-01 06:10:01 PM  

Tor_Eckman: Yeah, but Anthrax was on Married With Children once.

So take that Metallica!


I miss Al Birdie and all of his antics.
 
2018-01-01 06:11:21 PM  

gar1013: stoli n coke: gar1013: If it's any consolation, I doubt Anthrax has lost any fans due to disappointment with artistic direction. I'm sure Megadeth has lost a few, but still not a large magnitude.

In contrast, in the eyes of a lot of their fans, Metallica last put out a good album in 1986, 1989.  Some might grudgingly give them 1991.

From "Load" forward, things never got better. Load was a huge disappointment for people that liked the band before the black album.

I sort of doubt I will ever pay to see Metallica again. I have no interest in their catalogue of the past 20+ years.

I would gladly pay to see Anthrax, even though I haven't bought an album of theirs in years.  I'd do the same for Megadeth.

While Metallica isn't in any danger of not being able to continue raking in the money, it's sort of a shame that they more or less have abandoned a large segment of their fan base. Sort of like what's happening to Star Wars fans.

Ah, the lament of the "true fans." It's remarkable how so many of them don't seem to like any band unless it was their first album or back before (insert name here) quit the band or died.

Expecting a group of 50-year olds with homes, families, and responsibilities to continue writing the same kind of songs they did when they were 21, splitting rent on a shiatty apartment, and getting drunk every night is unrealistic. In fact, if they were doing that, it would be kind of pathetic. The state fair circuit is littered with bands like that.

Plenty of bands stay true to form.

Iron Maiden. Ozzy. Anthrax. Slayer.

Some bands even evolve well - Faith No More, Nine Inch Nails.

Metallica has done neither. On their own merits, their new stuff isn't very good. If you put another name on it, it wouldn't sell.


This makes a lot more sense than your Weeners, and is probably true. I think Load and Reload, if released as a single album, would be saleable as a 'first album'.  But yeah, St. Anger and Death Magnetic and whatever the new thing is called sounds like a Metallica tribute band more than like Metallica.

But man, I dunno.  Maybe it was an off night or something, but I saw Anthrax in their 'original lineup' when they opened for Judas Priest back in the mid 2000's, and it was the worst set I've ever seen.
 
2018-01-01 06:11:22 PM  

gar1013: Here's a radical statement from a former Metallica fan:  I liked Jason.


I... whatever.

Actually bought his solo EP a few years ago (it was signed). It wasn't bad.
 
2018-01-01 06:16:06 PM  

stonelotus: if they're not jealous now...
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...they will be next tour when Metallica comes out wearing meat suits.


on a sad note, I just found out Dan Lilker has retired from touring and recording.


No thanks come or if I'm going to watch a live show I'm going to watch this:

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2018-01-01 06:16:27 PM  

gar1013: CaptainFatass: forgotmydamnusername: stoli n coke: gar1013: If it's any consolation, I doubt Anthrax has lost any fans due to disappointment with artistic direction. I'm sure Megadeth has lost a few, but still not a large magnitude.

In contrast, in the eyes of a lot of their fans, Metallica last put out a good album in 1986, 1989.  Some might grudgingly give them 1991.

From "Load" forward, things never got better. Load was a huge disappointment for people that liked the band before the black album.

I sort of doubt I will ever pay to see Metallica again. I have no interest in their catalogue of the past 20+ years.

I would gladly pay to see Anthrax, even though I haven't bought an album of theirs in years.  I'd do the same for Megadeth.

While Metallica isn't in any danger of not being able to continue raking in the money, it's sort of a shame that they more or less have abandoned a large segment of their fan base. Sort of like what's happening to Star Wars fans.

Ah, the lament of the "true fans." It's remarkable how so many of them don't seem to like any band unless it was their first album or back before (insert name here) quit the band or died.

Expecting a group of 50-year olds with homes, families, and responsibilities to continue writing the same kind of songs they did when they were 21, splitting rent on a shiatty apartment, and getting drunk every night is unrealistic. In fact, if they were doing that, it would be kind of pathetic. The state fair circuit is littered with bands like that.

Nah, that is kind of the problem. They've been pretty obviously out of ideas for a long time. Metallica- Flogging a dead horse since 1991.

Jason Newsted joining Voivod is the most creative decision a member of Metallica has made in the last 20 years.

Here's a radical statement from a former Metallica fan:  I liked Jason.

Don't care for Robert in Metallica. He was great in Suicidal Tendencies.


How's this for heresy?

Jason might have been better than Cliff.  We'll never know for sure... but look at how much more crucial the bassline became to Metallica's sound pre-and-post ...AJFA.
 
2018-01-01 06:17:38 PM  
Saw Anthrax open for KISS in 1987, for Iron Maiden in 1990, and on the Monsters of Metal tour in 1991. Freakin awesome live band.

But once Joey Belladonna left, they weren't the same. Not bad, but not the same.
 
2018-01-01 06:17:43 PM  

Tor_Eckman: Yeah, but Anthrax was on Married With Children once.

So take that Metallica!


Anthrax was also on News Radio.

So take that Megadeth!
 
2018-01-01 06:22:58 PM  

stoli n coke: gar1013: If it's any consolation, I doubt Anthrax has lost any fans due to disappointment with artistic direction. I'm sure Megadeth has lost a few, but still not a large magnitude.

In contrast, in the eyes of a lot of their fans, Metallica last put out a good album in 1986, 1989.  Some might grudgingly give them 1991.

From "Load" forward, things never got better. Load was a huge disappointment for people that liked the band before the black album.

I sort of doubt I will ever pay to see Metallica again. I have no interest in their catalogue of the past 20+ years.

I would gladly pay to see Anthrax, even though I haven't bought an album of theirs in years.  I'd do the same for Megadeth.

While Metallica isn't in any danger of not being able to continue raking in the money, it's sort of a shame that they more or less have abandoned a large segment of their fan base. Sort of like what's happening to Star Wars fans.

Ah, the lament of the "true fans." It's remarkable how so many of them don't seem to like any band unless it was their first album or back before (insert name here) quit the band or died.

Expecting a group of 50-year olds with homes, families, and responsibilities to continue writing the same kind of songs they did when they were 21, splitting rent on a shiatty apartment, and getting drunk every night is unrealistic. In fact, if they were doing that, it would be kind of pathetic. The state fair circuit is littered with bands like that.


It's hard to be the voice of disenfranchised youth when you're a middle aged millionaire.
 
2018-01-01 06:23:23 PM  

detonator: Thrash metal like Metallica and anthrax is for kids who were too chickenshiat to be punk rockers.


When I got interested in going to punk rock shows, Metallica and Anthrax didn't exist. Would it have gone differently if I were 3 or 4 years younger? I dunno.
 
2018-01-01 06:27:24 PM  

gar1013: CaptainFatass: forgotmydamnusername: stoli n coke: gar1013: If it's any consolation, I doubt Anthrax has lost any fans due to disappointment with artistic direction. I'm sure Megadeth has lost a few, but still not a large magnitude.

In contrast, in the eyes of a lot of their fans, Metallica last put out a good album in 1986, 1989.  Some might grudgingly give them 1991.

From "Load" forward, things never got better. Load was a huge disappointment for people that liked the band before the black album.

I sort of doubt I will ever pay to see Metallica again. I have no interest in their catalogue of the past 20+ years.

I would gladly pay to see Anthrax, even though I haven't bought an album of theirs in years.  I'd do the same for Megadeth.

While Metallica isn't in any danger of not being able to continue raking in the money, it's sort of a shame that they more or less have abandoned a large segment of their fan base. Sort of like what's happening to Star Wars fans.

Ah, the lament of the "true fans." It's remarkable how so many of them don't seem to like any band unless it was their first album or back before (insert name here) quit the band or died.

Expecting a group of 50-year olds with homes, families, and responsibilities to continue writing the same kind of songs they did when they were 21, splitting rent on a shiatty apartment, and getting drunk every night is unrealistic. In fact, if they were doing that, it would be kind of pathetic. The state fair circuit is littered with bands like that.

Nah, that is kind of the problem. They've been pretty obviously out of ideas for a long time. Metallica- Flogging a dead horse since 1991.

Jason Newsted joining Voivod is the most creative decision a member of Metallica has made in the last 20 years.

Here's a radical statement from a former Metallica fan:  I liked Jason.

Don't care for Robert in Metallica. He was great in Suicidal Tendencies.


One of the dopest basslines evar...

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2018-01-01 06:28:18 PM  

Kurohone: gar1013: CaptainFatass: forgotmydamnusername: stoli n coke: gar1013: If it's any consolation, I doubt Anthrax has lost any fans due to disappointment with artistic direction. I'm sure Megadeth has lost a few, but still not a large magnitude.

In contrast, in the eyes of a lot of their fans, Metallica last put out a good album in 1986, 1989.  Some might grudgingly give them 1991.

From "Load" forward, things never got better. Load was a huge disappointment for people that liked the band before the black album.

I sort of doubt I will ever pay to see Metallica again. I have no interest in their catalogue of the past 20+ years.

I would gladly pay to see Anthrax, even though I haven't bought an album of theirs in years.  I'd do the same for Megadeth.

While Metallica isn't in any danger of not being able to continue raking in the money, it's sort of a shame that they more or less have abandoned a large segment of their fan base. Sort of like what's happening to Star Wars fans.

Ah, the lament of the "true fans." It's remarkable how so many of them don't seem to like any band unless it was their first album or back before (insert name here) quit the band or died.

Expecting a group of 50-year olds with homes, families, and responsibilities to continue writing the same kind of songs they did when they were 21, splitting rent on a shiatty apartment, and getting drunk every night is unrealistic. In fact, if they were doing that, it would be kind of pathetic. The state fair circuit is littered with bands like that.

Nah, that is kind of the problem. They've been pretty obviously out of ideas for a long time. Metallica- Flogging a dead horse since 1991.

Jason Newsted joining Voivod is the most creative decision a member of Metallica has made in the last 20 years.

Here's a radical statement from a former Metallica fan:  I liked Jason.

Don't care for Robert in Metallica. He was great in Suicidal Tendencies.

How's this for heresy?

Jason might have been better than Cliff.  We'll never know for sure... but look at how much more crucial the bassline became to Metallica's sound pre-and-post ...AJFA.


I'd like to refine your idea a bit further: Jason was a better fit for Metallica as a bass player than Cliff. And had hell of a stage presence and energy. And was disciplined and dedicated to his craft, instead of slowly degenerating (hi there, Lars and Kirk).

/Cliff owns at songwriting though
//Stupid Lars and Het
///Only way Metallica is getting any more of my money is if they release an AJFA remix with the bass unmuted.
 
2018-01-01 06:33:43 PM  

detonator: Thrash metal like Metallica and anthrax is for kids who were too chickenshiat to be punk rockers.


Don't remember crossover, do you?  shiat like Cro-Mags and SOD is still some of the best ever and there were plenty of us into both.
 
2018-01-01 06:33:46 PM  

stoli n coke: Expecting a group of 50-year olds with homes, families, and responsibilities to continue writing the same kind of songs they did when they were 21, splitting rent on a shiatty apartment, and getting drunk every night is unrealistic. In fact, if they were doing that, it would be kind of pathetic. The state fair circuit is littered with bands like that.


Frankly I'd rather listen to the state fair bands because it's hard to believe that any stadium-level band still has problems. Great music is about pain. Most 21 year olds don't know what the hell that is, and if they do, they sure as hell don't know how to communicate it.
 
2018-01-01 06:35:37 PM  
Anthrax never farked Napster.
 
2018-01-01 06:35:55 PM  
All I wanted was a f*cking Pepsi....
 
2018-01-01 06:42:15 PM  

lordjupiter: detonator: Thrash metal like Metallica and anthrax is for kids who were too chickenshiat to be punk rockers.

Don't remember crossover, do you?  shiat like Cro-Mags and SOD is still some of the best ever and there were plenty of us into both.


Yes I remember them. I'm from an old LA South Bay hardcore band myself. Went to a ton of early black flag shows.
To me, thrash metal guys were like the soundguys at clubs who hated mixing your band but didn't wanna admit that they liked it out of fear of losing their day gig at guitar center or fear of getting beat up by jocks.
 
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