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Btw, new Cynic is going to very very dynamic, watch for it.
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Originally Posted by damien frizzell View Post


Only crap bands put out crap music .you got to be more picky

 

 

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Lulu? A St. Anger tattoo?

I can't take Metallica seriously.


Yeah, I immediately thought of Metallica.

post #12498 of 25557
I'm having a hard time following your train of thought there, Damien.
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Here's how I see Metallica: they were a band who helped pioneer thrash metal in the '80s, and they were innovative in their time, but I haven't found their music (or crybaby rockstar attitude) since then respectable. I was 14 when Load came out, and even at that young age I knew they were sellouts (cliche term, I know, but they truly ARE sellouts... doing music for cash and fame, a part of the music megacorp machine filling wealthy exec's pockets much like pop stars).

Hey, there's nothing wrong with you liking them even though I don't. No need to be insulting just because we have different opinions about a band, right? We're both Meshuggah fans, but I know there are plenty of metal heads out there who find their music boring. Whatever, they don't have to like Meshuggah.

Take it easy bro
post #12500 of 25557

Ride the Lightning and Justice are classics, but for me the Black album was the last one i could tolerate. Load and re Load were just that, a load of..

 

I honestly have no idea what St. Anger was about, i was dumbfounded when i first heard it.  They were either trolling us or giving their label the finger for making them record another album.

post #12501 of 25557

Yup, Metallica has some really great songs. But nowadays? There is just nothing good coming from them anymore.
No idea why. I mean, they did not change the songwriter or anything so...what's the deal?

post #12502 of 25557
The plagues known as 'fame' and 'fortune' is my guess.
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Originally Posted by damien frizzell View Post
 

would you like some assistance?  Metallica is a crap band, i know that, you know that and they know that but apart from the're complications as a band  they have for the most part put out alot of seriously good music and artwork  that to me is easily what i call tatt worthy 


A crap band that has made good music? I prefer to see them as a band that used to make good music and then declined in quality... And I just say that because there was a definite turning point where the music went from good to bad. I think they slightly redeemed themselves with Death Magnetic, though.

 

That's pretty much exactly what I was saying about the tattoos.

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The plagues known as 'fame' and 'fortune' is my guess.


I don't even think it's that. I mean, the music isn't any more pop-y or seem to be more directed toward the mainstream, it's just genuinely bad.

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Hmm, I'm not so sure about that. They got a taste of the limelight with "One," Grammy winner for best metal performance. It seems like that was the end of the road for them.
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Lulu? A St. Anger tattoo?

I can't take Metallica seriously.

 

Maybe i'm in the minority, but aside from the ******** snare drum and the smashed dynamic, st. anger wasn't that bad. It was my first Metallica album (it's here somewhere....) but still it wasn't THAT bad. Hell if Death Magnetic had 8db more depth it would be quite good!

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Originally Posted by campj View Post

Here's how I see Metallica: they were a band who helped pioneer thrash metal in the '80s, and they were innovative in their time, but I haven't found their music (or crybaby rockstar attitude) since then respectable. I was 14 when Load came out, and even at that young age I knew they were sellouts (cliche term, I know, but they truly ARE sellouts... doing music for cash and fame, a part of the music megacorp machine filling wealthy exec's pockets much like pop stars).

Hey, there's nothing wrong with you liking them even though I don't. No need to be insulting just because we have different opinions about a band, right? We're both Meshuggah fans, but I know there are plenty of metal heads out there who find their music boring. Whatever, they don't have to like Meshuggah.

Take it easy bro


I always have to get on here and defend Metallica even though I haven't really liked anything since And Justice For All.

 

It's important to respect them historically in terms of their place in Metal history. As one of the older posters on these pages, I think it's partly generational. I don't mean to come off like your Dad or Uncle, but TBH, If you weren't alive and old enough to purchase records in the 80's then it's hard to understand. I'm of the age that was equally influenced by classic rock, alternative rock, punk and hard rock and HM.

 

I'm the same way about music that came before me was influential when I was a young kid or before I was born. If you want to be real, you need to do some research. Rock and metal have been around for a while now.

 

 Case in point-Bob Dylan. My parents generation were out of their minds crazy about Dylan. I liked him well enough, but didn't get it.

 

Recently, I've developed an interest in folk...partially inspired from bands like Agalloch. Along the way I've learned that before the 1960's, folk artists mostly recorded old music handed down generation to generation. "old timey" Appalachian music, protest songs....

 

Dylan was one of the first people in the 60's to write most of his own songs in the folk format. He changed music history forever. In a couple of albums, he pretty much single handedly originated the "singer songwriter" genre that I took for granted for always existing. Then, he went electric and arguably originated the genre of folk rock. I did not know that. A kid now that saw Dylan today would probably say, who's that crazy old dude. Of course, you could say the same thing about Ozzy.

 

Jump ahead 20 years, most of what passed for popular metal was Zeppelin (The Beatles of heavy Metal IMO), Black Sabbath (The rolling Stones), NWOBHM and hair metal (I.e., Motley Crue). It was really lame. Punk get heavier and metal and punk fused...that development is critical to understand the changes in metal in the 90's and extreme metal.

 

Metallica may not have been the first to combine punk/hardcore stylings and traditional metal-Motorhead probably was-but they certainly opened the doorways to the public. They were the most important metal band in the 80's in the U.S. IMO-maybe not the underground-but for all the kids out there that weren't that plugged in and just wanted to bang their heads to something that sounded fresh and authentic.

 

And yeah, they not that great now. But, The Rolling Stones haven't been great since the late 70's.


Edited by markm1 - 12/15/13 at 12:55pm
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Originally Posted by BLACKENEDPLAGUE View Post

 

but aside from the ******** snare drum


Frankly, I have no problem with it. It's characteristic for this album and I got used to it. In fact, watching the lives/YT covers/etc. I... miss it when it's not there.

 

Dynamics are a different cup of tea, though.


Edited by Accoun - 12/15/13 at 1:04pm
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Hey, how about some good music? :)

#NoVocals4Life

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Originally Posted by markm1 View Post
 


I always have to get on here and defend Metallica even though I haven't really liked anything since And Justice For All.

 

It's important to respect them historically in terms of their place in Metal history. As one of the older posters on these pages, I think it's partly generational. I don't mean to come off like your Dad or Uncle, but TBH, If you weren't alive and old enough to purchase records in the 80's then it's hard to understand. I'm of the age that was equally influenced by classic rock, alternative rock, punk and hard rock and HM.

 

I totally agree, but I don't think that's what we were really talking about... Whether an album was "important" or not isn't really relevant to how much I'll like it. I might try harder but that's it. I feel the same way about most of The Beatles and Black Sabbath; I can recognize their influence and appreciate it, but I still don't like the music. 2 different ways of looking at it, one of them highly subjective.

 

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Originally Posted by damien frizzell View Post
 

lol i havent even bothered to listen to it


If you do, you might suddenly find it much harder to defend Metallica. ;) 

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