Monday, July 14, 2008

Metallica, Please Retire

As I sit here and watch my cat eat a moth and watch James Hetfield ramble on on youtube I've decided that watching my cat eat a moth is more entertaining than anything Metallica has released in almost 20 years. The "black album" was the beginning of the end for this band in my eyes and in many "real" metal fans minds. It's easily the most overrated piece of monkey shit I've ever heard. Holy crap on a hot tin roof 'enter sandman' is one of the hokiest songs ever created. After '...And Justice For All" there just isn't a single Metallica album that's worth a squirt of piss. Anyone who can honestly say they thought 'St.Anger' was a good album are either deaf or just plain stupid.

For years and years most of the old school Metallica fans like myself have been scratching their heads and wondering just what in the hell happened to this one great metal band. People who can't stand them now are generally people who once loved their music. It's hard to watch a band you loved fall from greatness. At the same time it was sickening to watch all of the new Metallica fans jump on the 'black album' bandwagon.

For me Metallica died the day they released the 'black album'. There will always be a place in my cd rack for 'Kill 'Em All', 'Ride The Lightning', 'Master Of Puppets', 'Garage Days Re-Revisited', and 'And Justice For All'. Now if Metallica would just realize that they need to pack it in all would be well, and a large percentage of old school metal fans could stop telling them how much they suck now!


Phil said...

They got rich, and lost their edge. After B Album.

I haven't seen them live since I saw them 5 times on the Justice tour.

Sacrilegium said...

Wrong. St. Anger was so necro, it just blew your mind!

Robert said...

I saw them live once. That was on the Justice tour in Battle Creek, Michigan. It was an awesome show. These days I wouldn't walk across the street to see them for free.

Wingman709 said...

I love the Black album. That is actually what introduced me to Metallica and I love their music including the older stuff. But I agree.... St. Anger SUCKED. But I still like this band and I have seen them in concert and they are amazing.

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