chrispy1 wrote:absolutely, totally and 100% agreement. I have certain albums that I listen to (Lamb of God, Nine Inch Nails, Metallica (up to, but not including, the Black album),
Why is everyone but me so anti- Metallica's Black Album?
Is it because it was their first REAL commercially successful album?
Can no one stop to think that it was susccessful because all that went before it made them known and this album just happened to be fractionally more "easy to listen to" than some younger stuff, therefore catching a wider audience?
Did this threaten you by making you feel less of a purist because Metallica did an accoustic that hit the radio big time and appealled to all listeners not just hairy aggressive oafs?
Did you feel that they're no longer a real band because an album made it instantly instead of being a minority following?
How DARE Metallica actualy make some money....the sellouts!!!!!!
I took the same stance over St Anger, which IMHO was utter rubbish, and sounded like Lynkin Park attempting to play Metallica or vice versa...however once played 3-4 times several tracks stood out as pretty damn good.
I listened to Metallica since the 1980's, (I am 38 now) discovering them when Ride The Lightening was released
I was instanly smiten and to this day, have seen them no less than 5 times, met them once (at BDO in Auckland NZ) and crave their music daily.
Frankly these so clalled "purists" have to realise, the Band and the fanbase both age, and styles change, (U2 is an example of this too)
I love all Metallica have to offer bar St Anger which in the end was tollerable , and if the title track wasnt in the album, would actually be good!
God forgive me, I found Load
to be great, no shit, I mean GREAT! And that music..we all have an opinion
There is a maturity and melodic wholeness (for lack of any other expression that springs to mind) to all the music they produced after 1990 that I myself find to be fantastic
While we all miss Cliff, the show goes on, get over yourselves those who diss this fantastic band for achieving un-paralelled success in a very competitive industry
The new Bass player is great! An improvement over Jason by far. Bands evolove, members and sounds change......
Nor do I miss Dave Mustane, I heard him on the radio blasting the Matallica boys and promoting megadeath...who are where on the world stage now?
At least they do original stuff every album
and dont just re-record the same stuff over and over like Iron Maiden and some other bands that are fading into memory
And yes I also love the Maiden, have the whole official discography purchased from stores, but feel really ripped off when the next album has only 2 new tracks and all the rest are just re-recordings
In closing I would like to share that my most treasured musical possession is the S&M DVD set
So amazingly fresh, original, spanning thier whole history to that date, the tracks were picked very well, played superbly by both band and orchestra, and to this day there is always at least 4-5 tracks from S&M on my IPOD at any given time
One and For whom the Bell Tolls especially move me, I get weird looks on the bus while commuting if these tracks cycle through...because they move me
There is no other Heavy Metal band on earth who have captured me or most of my fellow metal lovers the way Metallica has
They are, and always will be to me and many I know, the best heavy metal band ever, (opinion of course)
Get of thier case for post Black album recordings, they are still gods among men and the world would be a VERY sad sad place without them