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The Black Guardian

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Subj: Re: New banner! You knew it was coming -
Posted: Mon May 06, 2019 at 07:07:33 pm CDT (Viewed 615 times)
Reply Subj: Re: New banner! You knew it was coming -
Posted: Mon May 06, 2019 at 03:02:14 pm CDT (Viewed 612 times)

    As for Metallica, many people point to when they went from metal to grunge as a sellout, but truth is, most of those people probably only knew of them because they commercialized for Justice For All.

    And they commercialized for Master of Puppets before that... and probably Kill Em All and Lightning before that.

Were they commercialized at that point? It looks like And Justice For All won their first Grammy. They had critical acclaim before that.

I thought it more aimed at the self-titled "Black Album." This is where the 7 or 8 minute thrash metal odysseys were reduced to 3 to 5 minute melodic metal more fit for radio. They continued that tradition with Load and Reload, and started getting onto a lot of movie soundtracks. Well that's what a friend of mine swears by, anyway. Everything before the black album was great and everything including and after it was trash.

It didn't help that they sued Napster which is when people started thinking they were backing the big corporations over the music fan.

Anyway, the black album was my introduction to Metallica and I loved it. But then I went back and listened to the old stuff and I like a lot of it, but not all of it. The same is true of Load and Reload, they have their moments but I can't just sit and listen to the whole album like I can the black album. I didn't find much to like in St. Anger though.

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