Seek and Destroy: Metallica

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Okay...hmmm, they may have commited career suicide over the whole Napster business, but I still like some of their stuff...from before they cut their hair. So, all the usuals...CorD, S&D...etc...Metallica's relationship to nu-metal...though personally I believe Anthrax can be seen as more of an influence on this "phenomenon".

james e l, Wednesday, 2 May 2001 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

Actually, all of the early stuff isn't too bad, as long as the lyrics aren't taken too seriously. People who got a little too into James Hetfield's writing seemed a bit sad to me. But who cares, the guitars rocked.

Destroy: Lars. The obvious answer, but I couldn't resist.

Nicole, Wednesday, 2 May 2001 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

Everything after of Master of Puppets is a waste of ear holes. I've been trying to figure out if I should re-purchase any of it. So far, I haven't. Used to have it all on tape, so it probably would sound like crap today anyway. I think I've been overexposed to it for life.

, Wednesday, 2 May 2001 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

Yes! Mastah! Mastah!

Search: '...And Justice For All'. Complainers about production need to shut up...this is their masterpiece. The stops, the shifts, the riffs, mazes full of bloody riffs. Metal-as-techno. The hilarious pastoral intro's. It's all there. Closely followed by 'Master of Puppets'. 'Ride the Lightning' is also very good, esp. 'For Whom the Bell Tolls' First half of 'Metallica' is storming esp. 'Sad But True'.

Destroy: everything post-'Metallica'. Did they lose it in a big way. I'm mean really 'S&M'?!?

Omar, Thursday, 3 May 2001 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

Search: I put "Enter Sandman" on jukeboxes sometimes. I can remember the chorus, see.

Destroy: I think I should probably stop pretending to like metal at all. I mean it's not as if I'm convincing anyone.

Tom, Thursday, 3 May 2001 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

Seek: the evolution in band photos from scarily spotty geeks — like they won a competition for most indexical pubescent metalhead complexion — to sexily toned beasts

Destroy: wasn't it them who waged war first and bigtime on Napster?

mark s, Thursday, 3 May 2001 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

search - ride the lightning(it is the greatest metal album ever made), spent many a day on my paper route listening to all of hetfield's words destroy-everything else

keith, Thursday, 3 May 2001 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

Searchiiiiiiin...

Seek: "Breadfan", "Whiplash", "Am I Evil?", "Trapped Under Ice", "Fade to Black", all of Master of Puppets, "One" (my favorite song when I was 14), "Whiskey In the Jar"

...and Destroy: The Black Album, that symphonic shit

Kris S., Thursday, 3 May 2001 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

Search - the last track on garage days revisited, the photo on the back of Kill Em All, and Battery

Destroy - everything they stand for

K-reg, Friday, 4 May 2001 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

Once read an interview in which Cameron Diaz espoused the orthodox critical view re: Metallica: PUPPETS and LIGHTNING rule, rest is for nonces. No argument here, bar a couple tunes:

Search: "Battery," "Damage Inc," "Fade to Black," "Enter Sandman," "Turn the Page."

Destroy: ...AND JUSTICE FOR ALL (agree w/ Omar's description, except the part about it being good).

Resoundingly sexless music (ie. no songs about chicks), the po-faced, no fun, "males only" aura somewhat off-putting. Relationship to nu- metal: elder statesman, presumably (not withstanding Napster/Durst fights). They survived grunge, should survive this. Sold hoooj amount of CDs in USA in the 90s: over 40 million. Anthrax: no sales, no influence. Sure, they rapped, wore board shorts, had goatees, knew who Flavor Flav was, so did Suicidal Tendencies, Faith No More, etc.

Metallica: classic for the albums Cameron Diaz likes (and dud for the rest).

AP, Saturday, 5 May 2001 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

six years pass...

search 'whiskey in the jar' and 'turn the page'?

more like destroy with a big, pulverising pole...

Charlie Howard, Saturday, 9 June 2007 17:41 (twelve years ago) link

twelve years pass...

Sure, they rapped

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I am a free. I am not man. A number. (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 19 May 2020 01:13 (two weeks ago) link


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