- Metallica! Do you think they sold out?
Our prior thread makes me think we'll answer no.
There's a definite difference in their music as the years went by. Some may say they became more commercial. Personally, I say their music got better. They evolved and in my opinion their trajectory was positive. Their earliest songs could be described as "head-banger" whereas their later songs were more melodic. I don't like their earliest songs. I like their later stuff. How about you?
Black Album is my favorite and it is supposed to be their most commercial.
It was released at just the right time for me (1991, I was a teenager back then).
Nothing Else Matters remains one the best comforting songs ever.