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OptionVotes
"Sad but True"   12
"The Unforgiven"   5
"Enter Sandman"   4
"Wherever I May Roam"   4
"Nothing Else Matters"   3
"The God That Failed"   2
"Of Wolf and Man"   2
"Through the Never"   2
"My Friend of Misery"   1
"Don't Tread on Me"   0
"Holier Than Thou"   0
"The Struggle Within" 0


Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 20 March 2011 17:03 (eight years ago) Permalink

The poll that needed to happen.

"...Roam" for on the road video, an MTV staple circa '91.

Neil S, Sunday, 20 March 2011 17:09 (eight years ago) Permalink

Voted 'The Unforgiven'... please forgive me.

Threadkiller General (Viceroy), Sunday, 20 March 2011 17:34 (eight years ago) Permalink

false, metallica didn't write any of these songs

sometimes magic sounds like tape (San Te), Sunday, 20 March 2011 18:22 (eight years ago) Permalink

sad but true

I may be wrong but I think his name is Husher (Drugs A. Money), Sunday, 20 March 2011 23:48 (eight years ago) Permalink

wow i havent listened to this in probably 8-10 years

i feel compelled to listen again before i vote

ciderpress, Sunday, 20 March 2011 23:49 (eight years ago) Permalink

"Sad But True" is so awesome

urself s steel (some dude), Monday, 21 March 2011 00:12 (eight years ago) Permalink

^nice screen name

I may be wrong but I think his name is Husher (Drugs A. Money), Monday, 21 March 2011 00:17 (eight years ago) Permalink

'sad but true' was the only one i was willing to give any credit to at the time but it's not like i have ever had any urge to deliberately listen to it. voted 'nothing else matters' for that balearic version a few years back i actually did deliberately listen to a couple of times, runnerup to 'enter sandman' for 'AND THE THINGS THAT WILL BITE!!! YEAH!', a fitting lyrics for how pathetically toothless this band had become.

balls, Monday, 21 March 2011 00:26 (eight years ago) Permalink

i have only listened to this album a handful of times and rarely feel the desire to, but that's mainly because i love all 5 of the big singles to some extent and hear them all on the radio on a daily basis

some dude, Monday, 21 March 2011 01:19 (eight years ago) Permalink

Still hate this record, but "Sad But True" is musically ok.

born in a test tube, rrraised in a cage (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Monday, 21 March 2011 01:39 (eight years ago) Permalink

I don't like that record either..

SeanWayne, Monday, 21 March 2011 01:49 (eight years ago) Permalink

i have to be honest if 'sad but true' was by jackyl i would be like 'holy shit that jackyl song is pretty awesome' and if someone was going to play some jackyl around me (which has happened at work, which should be an osha violation) i would be like 'ok, but ONLY if it's 'sad but true''. but for metallica, considering that up to this point not only had they been capable of better, they had been incapable of worse, 'sad but true' is still not good enough, even if it is better than 'AND THE THINGS THAT WILL BITE!!! YEAH!'.

balls, Monday, 21 March 2011 01:55 (eight years ago) Permalink

dude I didn't vote for Sad But True; I was just OTMing San Te

I may be wrong but I think his name is Husher (Drugs A. Money), Monday, 21 March 2011 01:56 (eight years ago) Permalink

I remember everyone at my high school had this album, and because of that I ended up buying it too. I actually liked most of the tunes because they were really catchy, though still a bit too metal for my tastes. Later on I got to know some real metalheads who told me Metallica sold out with this album, but who cares? None of the earlier Metallica stuff (supposedly better than this album) they played to me sounded quite as good and catchy, instead of hummable melodies they had just basic metal riffs and horror movie lyrics. I liked Load too, because it had some actual pop songs on it that didn't sound too much like metal.

Gonna vote for "Nothing Else Matters", because it's the least "hard" tune on this album, and also because of fond memories of teenage discos where I was holding on tightly to some girl while dancing to it.

Tuomas, Monday, 21 March 2011 15:03 (eight years ago) Permalink

"Of Wolf And Man" b/c once someone pulled out "your mom's of wolf and man" & it hit the spot

Euler, Monday, 21 March 2011 15:05 (eight years ago) Permalink

I liked Sad But True better when I thought they were singing Sand Patrol and maybe it was some Gulf War thing.

kkvgz, Monday, 21 March 2011 15:34 (eight years ago) Permalink

i thought "nothing else matters" was the shit when i was 14, so that

ilxor you've listened to one odd future album once (ilxor), Monday, 21 March 2011 18:50 (eight years ago) Permalink

The Unforgiven is the only one I'll crank up if it comes on the radio, so that one

ℳℴℯ ❤\(◕‿◕✿ (Princess TamTam), Monday, 21 March 2011 20:26 (eight years ago) Permalink

kirk's solo on "unforgiven" is beautiful imo

some dude, Monday, 21 March 2011 20:28 (eight years ago) Permalink

Man I have never even heard "Sad But True," but since I found out it existed at age 14, I have had a "hilarious" "routine" wherein every time I use the phrase "sad but true," I always follow it with "like my favorite Metallica song." Which has resulted in some raised eyebrows from Metallica fans. "Really? Your favorite one?"
Voted "Sad But True!"

Looking Man (Abbbottt), Monday, 21 March 2011 20:30 (eight years ago) Permalink

I quoted "Sad But True" in my h/s valedictory address.

Euler, Monday, 21 March 2011 20:31 (eight years ago) Permalink

ok every single lyric that i can think of that you might've quoted is hilarious in that context

some dude, Monday, 21 March 2011 20:34 (eight years ago) Permalink

yeah it was a classic speech; I basically just quoted a bunch of pop song lyrics & movie references & strung them together into something sorta ~emotional~ & afterwards parents & teachers were like "that was so beautiful" & I was like, thank Lars.

my friend & I were both giving speeches that day & we competed to sneak the most pop cultural references in, but the grand prize was to get "Of Wolf And Man" in & we both failed.

Euler, Monday, 21 March 2011 20:43 (eight years ago) Permalink

listened to a few on youtube...yikes the snare sounds on this record are RIDIC lol bob rock

but yeah tried to find one to vote for instead of sad but true, failed.

through the never isn't as cool as i remember it :/

Bleeqwot the Chef (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 21 March 2011 21:36 (eight years ago) Permalink

"Holier Than Thou" and "Through The Never" have great riffs, really the only riff on the entire album that even come close to the standards Metallica set on previous albums.

Went with "Through the Never" because the chorus annoys me a little less.

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Wednesday, 23 March 2011 08:46 (eight years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Wednesday, 30 March 2011 23:01 (eight years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Thursday, 31 March 2011 23:01 (eight years ago) Permalink

six months pass...

Heard "Through the Never" on some "Mandatory Metallica" or whatever radio show last Friday night. I totally forgot how solid that song is!

I remember very little about this album outside of the singles and it's not because I didn't listen to it. It's just that everything that wasn't a single was completely washed away by the omnipresence of the singles. I mean, I probably listened to "The God That Failed" 40 or 50 times when that album came out, but I can't remember a note.

rustic italian flatbread, Thursday, 20 October 2011 00:12 (seven years ago) Permalink

five years pass...

"The God That Failed" is the textbook definition of slog. still hate this fuckin' thing more than most of the rest of the album.

Neanderthal, Saturday, 29 October 2016 21:20 (two years ago) Permalink

I actually listen to Load more than this album these days. 'The God That Failed' is easily my least favourite track on this, though.

pen pineapple apple pen (Turrican), Saturday, 29 October 2016 23:09 (two years ago) Permalink

I can't believe that album is 20 years old.

Master of Treacle, Sunday, 30 October 2016 02:37 (two years ago) Permalink

Lol yea. I bought it while i was in Ft Myers for my Uncle's funeral. At age 15

Neanderthal, Sunday, 30 October 2016 02:43 (two years ago) Permalink

I don't want to say Metallica killed my uncle but...

Neanderthal, Sunday, 30 October 2016 03:35 (two years ago) Permalink

They really let an opportunity slip to release a remastered 25th anniversary edition with all the crap tracks removed.

Siegbran, Sunday, 30 October 2016 21:24 (two years ago) Permalink

but then it'd be an EP

/dadjoekz

Neanderthal, Sunday, 30 October 2016 21:31 (two years ago) Permalink

1. Enter Sandman
2. Sad But True
3. The Unforgiven
4. Wherever I May Roam
5. Nothing Else Matters
6. Of Wolf and Man
7. My Friend of Misery
8. The Struggle Within

46 minutes.

pen pineapple apple pen (Turrican), Sunday, 30 October 2016 21:41 (two years ago) Permalink

They really let an opportunity slip to release a remastered 25th anniversary edition with all the crap tracks removed.

Yeah, if Metallica really wants to have a viable long-term career, they need to start catering much more strongly to the "it's been all downhill since the demo" crowd.

Don Van Gorp, midwest regional VP, marketing (誤訳侮辱), Sunday, 30 October 2016 21:48 (two years ago) Permalink

p sure that is but a small subset of who doesn't like the black album but whatev

Neanderthal, Sunday, 30 October 2016 21:51 (two years ago) Permalink

(i still haven't even heard "No Life Til Leather" weirdly)

Neanderthal, Sunday, 30 October 2016 21:57 (two years ago) Permalink

They don't already have a viable long term career?

Anyway I'd encourage bands to dick around a bit more with their back catalogue, especially the second-tier albums. Imagine Oasis came out with that Be Here Now remaster trimming three minutes off every song.

Siegbran, Sunday, 30 October 2016 22:49 (two years ago) Permalink

black album would be better with accordion IMO

Neanderthal, Sunday, 30 October 2016 22:49 (two years ago) Permalink

seven months pass...

why the hell does "Don't Tread on Me" have fuckin' "America" from West Side Story in the intro, whose lyrics have no thematic connection to Jaymz's other than the fact that it's called "America"

Charles "Butt" Stanton (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 27 June 2017 05:03 (one year ago) Permalink

also why did they write the song to begin with

Charles "Butt" Stanton (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 27 June 2017 05:04 (one year ago) Permalink

'Don't Tread On Me' was what was written on the Gadsden flag (the snake on the front sleeve of Metallica comes from the same flag) - it was designed during the American Revolution.

The Anti-Climax Blues Band (Turrican), Tuesday, 27 June 2017 10:19 (one year ago) Permalink

"The God That Failed" is the textbook definition of slog. still hate this fuckin' thing more than most of the rest of the album.

― Neanderthal, Saturday, 29 October 2016 21:20 (seven months ago)

I love it!

chap, Tuesday, 27 June 2017 11:30 (one year ago) Permalink

It points the way to Load, that one.

The Anti-Climax Blues Band (Turrican), Tuesday, 27 June 2017 12:09 (one year ago) Permalink

Not really. I see it in the tradition of The Thing That Should Not Be or Harvester of Sorrow, but more polished and melodic.

chap, Tuesday, 27 June 2017 12:15 (one year ago) Permalink

My Friend of Misery is more Load-like imo, all blues scales and effects pedals.

chap, Tuesday, 27 June 2017 12:16 (one year ago) Permalink

ha, never noticed the America riff before.

pplains, Wednesday, 28 June 2017 02:38 (one year ago) Permalink

one year passes...

it is kinda cheesy how arena rock/glammy the harmonies are on this. like, prior to AJFA, I think the only vocal harmony they'd even recorded was on "Sanitarium". AJFA had some subtle ones on the title track, "Eye of the Beholder", and "One", but that was it.

not surprising given Rock but this is probably why the songs suck so bad live - a lot of the slickness was compensating for the deficiencies of the lesser tunes.

surprisingly though, they brought back "Holier Than Thou" on this tour, and ...it kinda works live! without the overproduced cock rock suffocating it, the song gets new legs.

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 13 March 2019 03:56 (two months ago) Permalink


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