OP10 - Metallica

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I agree wholeheartedly Johnny. I don't even mind the bass drum sound.

57 7th, it sure is:


Stormy Davis (diamond), Friday, 4 March 2005 01:54 (sixteen years ago) link

I must say I owe quite a bit of my technical abilites as a guitar player to Metallica and James Hetfield. I sat and taught myself almost every riff on Master Of Puppets and And Justice For All as a lad in junior high. And Justice For All was a beast too. So many time changes and all those Hetfield riffs that always had that little something that was real complex and you had to really pay attention and figure it out just right or you fucked it up. Those early Metallica records really developed my ear. It made me a real quick learner when someone tries to teach me a riff or a song they've written. Its amazing how many people I know who started playing the guitar because of Metallica. What made them so special to myself and everyone I knew who loved em was how they were such a complete band. At the time the lyrics just seemed so real compared to all the other underground metal bands coming up right behind them. They weren't dressing up or wearing makeup. They took pride in being *themselves* - years before Kurt Cobain became the poster child of down to earth-ism. Cliff Burton was one of the few metal bass-players that was worth hearing in the mix. They were just a great band to worship. That was then though. Man how sad..

Johnny Badlees (crispssssss), Friday, 4 March 2005 06:08 (sixteen years ago) link

But I'll always have my Slayer!!

Johnny Badlees (crispssssss), Friday, 4 March 2005 06:11 (sixteen years ago) link

1. Damage, Inc.
2. Fade To Black
3. Disposable Heroes
4. The Call Of Ktulu
5. The Four Horsemen
6. Battery
7. One
8. Whiplash
9. Creeping Death
10.The Thing That Should Not Be

Absolutely classic band, for a year or three. I only wish Rick Rubin had produced their '80s recs. (Wish NOBODY had produced their '90s-and-beyond efforts.)

Myonga Von Bontee (Myonga Von Bontee), Friday, 4 March 2005 16:41 (sixteen years ago) link

Disposable Heroes
Seek & Destroy
Creeping Death
Master of Puppets
Trapped Under Ice
For Whom the Bell Tolls
Four Horsemen
Sad But True

It would be interesting to know the tale of Metallica if the bus never flipped. It might be a different story or maybe not. It is a sad, sad day when Metallica hires some wack showbiz psychologist to help them work on music.

earlnash, Friday, 4 March 2005 16:53 (sixteen years ago) link

two years pass...


fade to black
for whom the bell tolls
master of puppets
the call of ktulu
dyer's eve
jump in the fire
ride the lightning

Charlie Howard, Sunday, 15 April 2007 11:46 (fourteen years ago) link

This is probably the "biggest" band without a Best Of album?

Siegbran, Sunday, 15 April 2007 14:37 (fourteen years ago) link

ha! you could be right

Charlie Howard, Sunday, 15 April 2007 14:41 (fourteen years ago) link

Master of Puppets
The Shortest Straw
Welcome Home (Santiarium)
Wherever I May Roam
...And Justice For All
Creeping Death
Four Horsemen
Leper Messiah

(I think)

chap, Sunday, 15 April 2007 14:44 (fourteen years ago) link

I was considering Blackened and Dyer's Eve, but they would've made the list a bit Justice heavy.

chap, Sunday, 15 April 2007 14:53 (fourteen years ago) link

yep, you gotta consider ratio when picking favourite metallica tracks

Charlie Howard, Sunday, 15 April 2007 15:04 (fourteen years ago) link

Disposable Heroes
Seek and Destroy
Four Horsemen
Master of Puppets
Phantom Lord
Shortest Straw
No Remorse
Creeping Death

First four albums have no bad tunes. Every track is great.

Johnny Hotcox, Sunday, 15 April 2007 15:10 (fourteen years ago) link

Damage, Inc.
For Whom the Bell Tolls
The Shortest Straw
Seek and Destroy
Master of Puppets
Through the Never
Trapped Under Ice

M@tt He1ges0n, Sunday, 15 April 2007 17:24 (fourteen years ago) link

thirteen years pass...

currently for me, it's

Harvester of Sorrow (a song I didn't like much until the last 3 years or so)
Damage, Inc (will never leave this list)
Ride the Lightning (also evergreen)
Dyer's Eve
Disposable Heroes (used to be ambivalent to it, now it's one of my favs)
Fight Fire with Fire
Eye of the Beholder
Spit Out the Bone
The Call of Ktulu

I am a free. I am not man. A number. (Neanderthal), Thursday, 21 May 2020 21:52 (one year ago) link

spit out the bone is so sick

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Thursday, 21 May 2020 21:56 (one year ago) link

yeah, it's probably my favorite song they've done since 1988. sad I never got to hear it live (well not yet at least).

I took MoP off this list because I'm so over familiar with it. not cos it isn't deserving.

I am a free. I am not man. A number. (Neanderthal), Thursday, 21 May 2020 21:58 (one year ago) link

Re-doing this 15 years later (!!!)

...And Justice for All
Eye of the Beholder
Shortest Straw
Harvester of Sorrow
Frayed Ends of Sanity
Dyers Eve
Disposable Heroes

change display name (Jordan), Thursday, 21 May 2020 22:06 (one year ago) link

Eye of the Beholder I used to wonder why they never did live, then I heard one of the rare live versions, and hoooo god, James outright can't do that chorus at all. it's on his break point and he just struggles to sing it. even in 1989.

I am a free. I am not man. A number. (Neanderthal), Thursday, 21 May 2020 22:07 (one year ago) link

Not that I don't love others, but if I only had 10 Metallica songs to listen to for the rest of my life, it would be these.

(just as an aside, I'm listening to the singles from Hardwired for the first time since they came out, and they're sounding pretty great)

change display name (Jordan), Thursday, 21 May 2020 22:10 (one year ago) link

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