- Nov 25, 2021
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Alright, I'm an old school Metallica aficionado, Kill em' all was my high school dirtbag anthem, going with that. One bite, everyone knows the rules.Newer stuff seems forced like they were desperate to feed the fan base .
That was CRAZY !Master of Puppets, hands down. And weird production/speaker blowing bass drums aside, "And Justice For All" is a close 2nd for me.
I didn't like Metallica at all when they came out. As a teen whose taste in metal was Sabbath, Ozzy, Dio, Iron Maiden, and Queensryche, I wasn't ready for a vocalist who growled rather than sang. Several of my friends were into them, but I just wasn't down. Then, I saw Metallica open for Ozzy at Nassau Coliseum in 1986, when they were touring Master. It finally struck me. I got it.
Hetfield was more pissed off than Ozzy, Dio, Dickinson, or Geoff Tate... A lot more. He couldn't express that anger in a singing voice. Once I was open to it, I borrowed Master from my buddy and became a big fan. I'll never forget 2 years later, when I saw Metallica for the 2nd time, at Monsters of Rock at Giants Stadium. The spectacle of 70,000 people chanting "DIE" during Creeping Death is something I'll never forget. They were the 2nd of 5 bands, and they totally, unquestionably stole the show. It was quite a scene.
I never got with Kill 'Em All; I guess it was too raw for me, but I retrospectively got into Ride the Lightning.
One Bite. Mom jeans.Alright, I'm an old school Metallica aficionado, Kill em' all was my high school dirtbag anthem, going with that. One bite, everyone knows the rules.
Ride the lightning - great, almost equal. Master of Puppets their level-up album.
Justice - meh, the heart was there but it sounded like crap. That's when they started trying too hard.
After that I can't tell you. Enter sandman, whiskey in a jar or something like that. Don't care.