metallica is very overrated. it seems everyone that likes them suddenly sees how horrible they are right around the time the turn 20. seems like they get sick of the angsty ranting that is metallica's songs when they grow up and start listening to real musical talent. plus the whole band are jerks. especially lars, he doesn't deserve anything he has. the only people who like metallica today are teens, they're the new nirvana, another terribly overrated group, but infinately better than metallica.
I was a big Metalica Fan until the black album came out. I still like the black album, but its when Metallica changed big time. The life long fans know what I mean. Load, Reload and St. Anger suck!!!! I keep buying every album they put out. Thinking this is the one that will be good,so far I have been let down. I heard they have a new album coming out soon. Most people that I know have given up on Metallica and say there is no way they will the the new cd. I most likely will. Oh yeah Metallica in the 80's and early 90s not over rated. Metallica now yes they are very over rated or just forgotten by the true fans that made them rich and famous.
You know what, I agree. I listen to a decent bit of that type of music because I play a lot of music video games. I have CD's from many metal and rock groups, but none of them bore me except for the Metallica album I have. There's no doubt that they're talented musicians, but they're just boring. I played Battery in Rock Band 2. If it wasn't for the fact that you're faux-playing the parts, you'd fall asleep.
Metallica, Nickelback and the like; insubstancial dribble that somehow made it through, in part to inexcusably bad taste and godless marketing. Some bands have a "sound" or "signature" or a "formula" that stands repeated battering (the Beatles) but Metallica's output is like one super long never-ending "song" trotting out repetitious, callus pseudo-reinvention. No chops, no props, no hall of fame.
Brian, Metallica reached their prime with Master of Puppets. After that - it's been all downhill. I'm not even impressed with Death Magnetic. It seems a desperate attempt to re-capture their youth - or to prove to themselves that they still have it. But, they haven't tried to progress musically. Kirk still plays the same solos over and over (PS - I'm also a lead guitarist - and after seeing shredders like John Petrucci & Michael Romeo from Symphony X - I push myself to excel - Kirk hasn't excelled at a solo since Master of Puppets or Ride the Lightning ), James has lost the growl that made him one of the thrash metal masters - and Lars - still can't tune his snare drum.
I mean - if you want a great new thrash album from an awesome thrash band - get The Formation of Damnation from Testament.
Everything up to and including And Justice For All is worth having, after that, not so much. Though Death Magnetic holds some interest for me, primarily because it sounds like what they should have written after Justice, I borrowed it from a friend so they wouldn't have my money. I lost my respect for the band at the black album.