― Andrew, Monday, 8 July 2002 00:00 (10 years ago) Permalink
Load and Reload are shit. Someone gave Kirk a wah-wah pedal and
suddenly his soloing became a huge pile of wank.
S&M was cool, I thought, but didn't really add anything.
For the early: Classic.
For the new: Dud.
other than that they just plain suck.
― jarv, Monday, 8 July 2002 00:00 (10 years ago) Permalink
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― dyson, Wednesday, 10 July 2002 00:00 (10 years ago) Permalink
Based on conversations over the years, obviously 99% of the metal
community disagrees with me here but its my view that they led to
a) a massive humour bypass in metal, and
b) they turned the riff from an overamped melodic chorus into dull
Without these 2 elements there isn't much left but an exercise in
― Winkelmann, Wednesday, 10 July 2002 00:00 (10 years ago) Permalink
i much prefer sabbath or voivod.
― mike bott, Thursday, 11 July 2002 00:00 (10 years ago) Permalink
By this time, I was well out of that crap and listening to bands who
actually were into music rather than the dollar and beer and titties
but when Metallica bought out that album where they collaborated with
the New York Philharmonic, I really sat up. What the fuck was that
This was a band who used to go on and on about true metal. I had been
at their concerts and sung along with the "metal up your ass" chant 15
million times, arms aloft.
Looking back at their career, you can see every decision is motivated
by the dollar, worse, you can almost envisage the record execs telling
the band that 'Justice' is their prog album, where they can rip the
songs out for +8 minutes, OK... For fucks sake, they got Bob Rock, Bon
Jovi's producer in for the Black Album. What does that tell you about
They bought out a box set 'Live Shit Binge and Purge', a couple of
pisspoor live CD's and a sticker, and it cost a year's salary.
Metallica are in it for the money kids. They were always in it for the
money. The mass male wanking sessions that their gigs are, is about
money. Money money money money money. They are a joke.
Maybe that's a little harsh, in the light of the early stuff. Kill Em
All is an OK garage rock album, Lightening has some interesting shit on
it and Puppets is all thrash. But however much I might like Justice
(not that much) the buck stops there. Virtually everything post Cliff
Burton stinks. They lost their soul when their hippy bass player lost
his life. Or rather, they sold their souls.
Metallica are bullshit. And funniest of all, when you see James in
interviews now, you can sense he knows it too - look out for that
― Ozzy, Friday, 26 July 2002 00:00 (10 years ago) Permalink
Otherwise, it's back to writing self indulgent rubbish like the black album, and boring crap like AJFA
― ancient_warlord, Monday, 23 September 2002 00:05 (10 years ago) Permalink
* heres my opinion on the napster issue.
There is no doubt in my mind that metallica work extremely hard and long to create and complete a song. anyone who has seen 'some kind of monter' will agree. therefore, when napster began stealing metallica's music and making it freely available, they were stealing what rightfully should have been metallica's hard earned money. the fact that metallica are loaded shouldn't change the fact that they had every right to sue. if you steal from a poor man it's a crime, and if you steal from a rich man its a crime.
cheers from ruuben
― ruuben arksted, Friday, 19 May 2006 00:10 (7 years ago) Permalink
ride the lightning / master of puppets both have 4 or so amazing tunes - pretty much all the fast ones & a ballad a piece . the midtempo sludgefests and instrumentals suck
and justice - wthe production makes the whole thing pretty unlistenable...'one' is a good tune but MTV has killed it for me
the black album was great at the time but sounds kinds bloated to me now - but the song writing is good
don't bother with anything after that.
all the cover versions off garage days ep's suck excepting the awesome misfits mini medley
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― late to the bloom to the er (latebloomer), Friday, 19 May 2006 15:32 (7 years ago) Permalink
ay ayyyyy ayyyyyyy ayyyyy
― markers, Sunday, 26 December 2010 23:49 (2 years ago) Permalink
from 2007, apparently
Been watching a lot of stuff from the Mexico City DVD on YouTube, awesome stuff. Their records may have gone downhill, but they can still knock em out live. James' showmanship is ridiculously slick these days.
― A brownish area with points (chap), Monday, 27 December 2010 14:36 (2 years ago) Permalink
This is particularly good:
― A brownish area with points (chap), Monday, 27 December 2010 14:41 (2 years ago) Permalink
I saw them in 1999 and they actually played a pretty good set. Played "Blackened" for the first time in 10 years, did a Master/Sanitarium medley....much better than the time I saw them in 1997.
think the best time to see them live (not knowing first hand) must have been between 1988-1990, the early bootlegs had the songs sped up so much they lost much of their articulation (though the RTL material survived the speeding up the best). Jaymz said this was due to Lars' nerves typically.
It's kind of interesting listening to Metallica bootlegs between 1991 and 1993 because you can hear his voice deteriorating in quality, and it corresponds largely to when he stopped seeing the vocal coach. and you can hear the yodeling start around 1993-1994, which was probably around the time or shortly after having nodes removed.
Metallica are also one of the sloppiest live bands I've ever heard but it doesn't ruin anything about the experience really.
― Bitch, it cold outside!!! BURR (San Te), Monday, 27 December 2010 21:09 (2 years ago) Permalink
Los Angeles, CA - March 7, 2012 - Metallica announced today they have tapped award-winning director Nimród Antal to direct the upcoming Metallica 3D feature film project. Charlotte Huggins (JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH, JOURNEY 2: THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND) will produce. The film will be a marriage of narrative and concert and will star the five members of Metallica: James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett, Robert Trujillo, and the fans. It will begin shooting this August and will be released in the summer of 2013. "I've been a fan of Nimróds since his first Hungarian film, Kontroll, showed up at Cannes in 2004 and blew everybody away, said Metallica's Lars Ulrich. "I've watched with excitement his career in Hollywood blossom over the last few years. Within five minutes of meeting him I was addicted to his enthusiasm, his take on the creative process and his "thinking outside of the box" personality. Let's get on with it!!!" "Metallica has always been a huge part of my life, and it's an incredible opportunity when we get to work with our heroes," said Antal. "We are going to harness the powerful and almighty energy of Metallica's live shows, inject a narrative into it, and shoot it in 3D to elevate the entire experience."
― Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 8 March 2012 03:31 (1 year ago) Permalink
the world needs this
― markers, Thursday, 8 March 2012 03:34 (1 year ago) Permalink
will star the five members of Metallica: James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett, Robert Trujillo, and the fans.
haha, another subtle fuck you to Newstead?
― stan this sick bunt (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 8 March 2012 03:37 (1 year ago) Permalink
― keythhtyek, Thursday, 8 March 2012 04:20 (1 year ago) Permalink
I know, but I honestly wouldn't put it past these guys.
― stan this sick bunt (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 8 March 2012 04:25 (1 year ago) Permalink
great, mutton chops in 3D
― Bo Jackson Overdrive, Thursday, 8 March 2012 04:27 (1 year ago) Permalink
watch Lars miss the beat UP CLOSE
― meticulously showcased in a stunning fart presentation (contenderizer), Thursday, 8 March 2012 04:37 (1 year ago) Permalink
will star the three members of Metallica: James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich and those other guys.
― pplains, Thursday, 8 March 2012 04:39 (1 year ago) Permalink
― charlie h, Monday, 1 October 2012 13:08 (7 months ago) Permalink