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If Metallica were still good...

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posted on Jan, 15 2019 @ 06:30 PM
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"Day 217, and they still think I'm a Bill..."


"Every time we change the lineup, we lose people that can't deal with the growth." - Lars Ulrich


You know, I'd not pay to see metallica these days, but if bill bailey were to be the entire band, BilltallicA, I definitely would. Lars just has the camping ground forehead to fit in..


... and it's not even 8:30am..






posted on Jan, 15 2019 @ 06:34 PM
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originally posted by: gallop
"Day 217, and they still think I'm a Bill..."


"Every time we change the lineup, we lose people that can't deal with the growth." - Lars Ulrich


You know, I'd not pay to see metallica these days, but if bill bailey were to be the entire band, BilltallicA, I definitely would. Lars just has the camping ground forehead to fit in..


... and it's not even 8:30am..


Metallica hasn’t been good since the black album...



posted on Jan, 15 2019 @ 06:37 PM
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originally posted by: Quetzalcoatl14
Metallica hasn’t been good since the black album...


Oof! That leaves the door open for whether you're including the Black Album as good, or admitting it was the mechanism which pushed the Mighty Met into the mainstream where they promptly sold out and went limp.



posted on Jan, 15 2019 @ 06:39 PM
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a reply to: Quetzalcoatl14

Agreed. I didn't have the ear for it back then, despite learning the songs, but for me it stopped with justice. After that, it just felt too different.

Master will forever be what defined music for me.

These days, it's like they've become a parody of themselves. I mean, when the most influential metal band the world has ever known resorts to doing a duet with lady gaga, something fundamental has gone wrong with the fabric of the universe.. :/



posted on Jan, 15 2019 @ 06:40 PM
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I got to see them live 3 times in the summer of 88.

Haven't seen them since.
LOL



posted on Jan, 15 2019 @ 06:53 PM
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I don't think they sound that bad gallop! Perhaps you are just bored with their music?
Here they are live 2018 sounding pretty darn good!
One of my favorite songs of theirs starts at 23min30 sec - The Unforgiven -



posted on Jan, 15 2019 @ 06:56 PM
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originally posted by: burdman30ott6

originally posted by: Quetzalcoatl14
Metallica hasn’t been good since the black album...


Oof! That leaves the door open for whether you're including the Black Album as good, or admitting it was the mechanism which pushed the Mighty Met into the mainstream where they promptly sold out and went limp.
No it is good. Nothing else matters is a great song. I converted my dad to Metallica via that.

But yeah, I def prefer early Metallica. I listen to For Whom the Bell Tolls on the reg.



posted on Jan, 15 2019 @ 06:57 PM
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Yeah after that the vocals got pretty cheesy sounding.
a reply to: gallop



posted on Jan, 15 2019 @ 07:09 PM
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Happens to every band that meets success and money. No longer have to struggle and strive. Ruins them all.



posted on Jan, 15 2019 @ 07:24 PM
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I think the fans are to blame, whenever metallica tried something new everyone complained that it didn't sound like their early stuff, and they listened.
so now you've just a bunch of 50 somethings trying to be the same people they were in theyre early 20s.



posted on Jan, 15 2019 @ 07:27 PM
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originally posted by: Rikku
I think the fans are to blame, whenever metallica tried something new everyone complained that it didn't sound like their early stuff, and they listened.
so now you've just a bunch of 50 somethings trying to be the same people they were in theyre early 20s.


50? not bad, I figured they were in the 60's by now.



posted on Jan, 15 2019 @ 07:28 PM
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I think they should fuse with a japanese death metal girl band, throw in a few bagpipes and do some 80's pop cover songs.

Would be a hell of a comeback.



posted on Jan, 15 2019 @ 07:33 PM
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posted on Jan, 15 2019 @ 07:40 PM
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originally posted by: BoscoMoney
Happens to every band that meets success and money. No longer have to struggle and strive. Ruins them all.


It's almost like james and lars made a deal with the devil, their souls for a few decades as metal gods.. their contract expired and now we are left with what they'd have sounded like all along.

I seriously dislike their new stuff, and it's not old age. Nor getting bored with it, their old stuff still is inspirational. Even covers of their music sounds awesome when done accurately.

I mean, songs like fade to black, and instrumentals like orion, masterpieces... now they're playing pub music to teenagers. The magic is gone.

But this is my opinion only, so yeah... and let us all please forget st anger..



posted on Jan, 15 2019 @ 07:44 PM
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Death Magnetic and Hardwired were really damn good. Even most of Load/Reload.

Also, the 'black album' is trash. Sorry guys. It is just absolute trash.



Everything before is absolute musical genius.



posted on Jan, 15 2019 @ 07:48 PM
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originally posted by: Rikku
I think the fans are to blame, whenever metallica tried something new everyone complained that it didn't sound like their early stuff, and they listened.
so now you've just a bunch of 50 somethings trying to be the same people they were in theyre early 20s.


But they're not. They're nothing like their early stuff. If anything, they're trying to be like every other nu-metal band that comes out with a quirky edgy sound. Or, a parody of themselves, at least to me. Like if south park did a skit on them, they'd only need actual footage.

KEA was breaking the ice, Lightening was inspired and polished, Puppets was the deal breaker - it had everything. I flew across my country to see them for their Justice tour, met the band, Lars had been spraying the crowd in the front with a water bottle because it was so damn hot, and shaking my hand he said "Oh you must have been up front!" and I said "Uhh, nah." and he looked at me and said "Well ok then." and got in the bands van (with a slew of teenage chicks clamouring to get in also, but denied lol) and the one member who seemed genuinely appreciative of meeting a fan was Jason. Those were the days that I will remember.

After that, it was like someone added water to the vodka. And now we're at 0.2% vodka, with some viagra infused into the potion.

ahh well, they shaped metal and this can not be denied.



posted on Jan, 15 2019 @ 07:48 PM
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originally posted by: MisterSpock
I think they should fuse with a japanese death metal girl band, throw in a few bagpipes and do some 80's pop cover songs.

Would be a hell of a comeback.


If you throw in a nyan cat background, you just might have a thing there...




posted on Jan, 15 2019 @ 08:42 PM
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a reply to: MisterSpock

At this point, after Load and Re-Load 🤭, S & M 😴, the God awful St. Anger 🤢, to the somewhat redeeming Death Magnetic 🤓, (and especially after seeing them perform acoustically, live, in person, 🤮) nothing, I repeat, nothing, they can or will do, shall surprise me anymore.

That said, they will always be in my personal Pantheon of Metal simply due to thier first 4 albums.
🤘🤘



posted on Jan, 15 2019 @ 09:14 PM
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a reply to: gallop

I couldn't make it to "...and Justice". Master of Puppets was the end for me. After that it was a mainstream music video adventure I wasn't willing to go on. Metal was at its finest when it was hated by the masses.



posted on Jan, 15 2019 @ 09:27 PM
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a reply to: gallop
What? Metallica is still around? I never knew they had new songs, and were making new songs. But I take it some people just don't know when to set out into the sunset gracefully. Fade to black indeed.

Cue dramatic death scene.




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