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Metallica Confirmed to Work with RIck Rubin

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Rumors of Metallica's next album being produced have been confimed. Here's a statement from the band:

"We just wanted to let our friends know that we have been jamming, writing, just plain messing around and having fun in the studio for the last few weeks. Oh, and by the way, this up and coming producer guy named Rick something-or other, has been coming by the studio every now and again to listen to some of our new stuff and throw his two/three cents in. Since this Rick dude is new to all of this, we thought it would be a nice gesture to help break him into the music business by asking him to produce our next record. We're very happy he said yes! In other words, we are psyched to share with you that Rick Rubin is producing the next Metallica album! FUCK YEAH!"

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1. Autumns Eyes writes:

Who gives a f***, they f***ing suck.

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2. relentless austin writes:

oh, f*** yeah is right!

# Feb 17, 2006 @ 3:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. graveland writes:

so they have someone else producing the crappy music that they write now. so f***ing what.

# Feb 17, 2006 @ 3:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. metalthekid writes:

f*** all you guys, with Rubin, they are gonna f***in bring the metal.

# Feb 17, 2006 @ 3:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. RememberMetal? writes:

They "do suck" now because they're comming off of having three sh**ty albums, but it doesn't mean they "will suck"......

This is their big chance to blow everyone away and reclaim some much needed respect....I can with great certainty predict that this will not be a "return to form" album, but it will at the very least be something between AJFA and Black album.....Thats my guess....It WILL be better than "Load", "Reload" and "St. Anger"....Theres really nowhere farther for them to fall than that.

Rubin knows where they've been and can help them with where they're going....The letter tells us everything we need to know really. Metallica have pretty massive egos....they are Metallica after all.....Fallen giant or not.....But even they have enough respect for Rubin to get excited about their prospects.

There are other producers out there who can churn out albums that match Rubins attention to detail and quality but none of them have such an impressive track record that so widely revered.

I'm going to buy my first Metallica album since 1996.

# Feb 17, 2006 @ 3:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Wrath_6316 writes:

Well let me say that I never really liked metallica ever since they released The black album. They stoped making great albums after ANd Justice For all. SO for them to have a new producer...I would consider this to be where they left after And Justice for all. So to say I would buy the new album.....I can't really say now. Because to be quite serious......THEY f***IN SUCK!!! But hey Rubin did help create Reign In blood with slayer. SO hopely rubin can bring back some fans, THE TRUE FANS!!

# Feb 17, 2006 @ 3:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. bLOODLETTING writes:

About f***ing time!

# Feb 17, 2006 @ 4:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. sevenchurches writes:

good news

# Feb 17, 2006 @ 4:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. greg king writes:

metallica sucks and always will. dave mustaine is better off not being on metallica too!!!! dave mustaine kicks a$$ on his own. f*** metallica!!!!!

# Feb 17, 2006 @ 4:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Rulin Kmadd writes:

this ought to be interesting hell he even made Tom Petty sound good.

# Feb 17, 2006 @ 4:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. bradispissed writes:

i understand the b****ing that came with st. anger and reload...


but load was a heavy blues driven excellent rock record


but if it doesnt appeal to people who can read/write then oh dear what has metallica come to? :(


dipsh**s

# Feb 17, 2006 @ 4:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. bradispissed writes:

and for that matter


the black album sucked massive amounts of sh**. save for 2 f***ing songs

# Feb 17, 2006 @ 4:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Rulin Kmadd writes:

Sorry Brad i kinda lost interest in that band after AJFA. And I kinda thought even though it was not
that good St. Anger was putting Metallica back in the right direction until I watched that movie and
I was like oh well Im wrong thier still drama queens.

# Feb 17, 2006 @ 4:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. SeattleReignz writes:

I have a feeling people are going to be happy with this upcoming album

I'll be buying it for sure

# Feb 17, 2006 @ 4:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. sevenchurches writes:

i hope rick can get metallica to go back to their thrash metal roots

# Feb 17, 2006 @ 5:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. D M writes:

Respect the ones that took "Metal" out of the small bars and finally put it on the radio where your mom had to hear it when you were in the car. Those b****es are are one of the greatest "LIVE" bands ever!! The just grew up as everybody does. Besides you're all retards Master of Puppets is their best album. AJFA is the best songs but Lars mixed so it's all drums. Lars is a funny little d*** isn't he.

Rot In Hell all of you and take your kids with you!!!

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17. travlow1 writes:

Yeah it should be a decent one i hope. Justice was the last good album. They need one to bring them back.. Or they are done for sure.

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18. dominate writes:

Can't F***in wait to hear this upcoming album. with rubin its gonna be awesome.

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19. av3nged_s3venfold writes:

yea they sure do suck.. i mean come on .. the guys c*** is right behind that guys face... and they do suck c*** i am guessing.. and last time i checked .. the st anger album sucked ass.. so lets move on shall we!

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20. av3nged_s3venfold writes:

"Respect the ones that took "Metal" out of the small bars and finally put it on the radio where your mom had to hear it when you were in the car. Those b****es are are one of the greatest "LIVE" bands ever!! The just grew up as everybody does. Besides you're all retards Master of Puppets is their best album. AJFA is the best songs but Lars mixed so it's all drums. Lars is a funny little d*** isn't he.

Rot In Hell all of you and take your kids with you!!!"


ok so wha is so wrong with avenged sevenfold doing this now.. people are soo pissy about the whole avenged bringing it to mtv.. f***in let them they kick way more a$$ then metallica ever will.. the only time worthy album was reload so and avenged knnows how o bring big hows to small arenas .. about time!

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21. WhylordWhy writes:

Yes Metallica has sucked since Black. Their best album was a toss up between Ride the lIghting & and Master of puppets. But Rick is a producing God and can make and sh**ty band sound good so if anything I will buy it for that fact alone. Again as I keep saying if A7x wants to do mtv that is fine but dont say they are a underground band. Once you sellout to mainstream you lose a part of your fans that stuck by you when you werent sh**. I am not one for a band where a 14 yr old girl knows the songs and can sing along to. Once you do that you it is time to call yourself Green Day or Blink 182.

# Feb 17, 2006 @ 9:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. metalthekid writes:

how can an avenged sevenfold fan ever talk sh** about metallica? a7x would never have existed without metallica. i liked waking the fallen, but city of evil wasnt that great. im not hating on them but they are nothingcompared to metallica. metallica is the greatest band ever!!

horns! \m/

# Feb 17, 2006 @ 10:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. killingtime420 writes:

** be sure to read this in its entirity before even considering commenting in direct reference **


Purists and elitists make me sick. And they seemingly only exist within the metal-following subculture (or possibly underground (c)rap, but I don't follow that, so I don't really know).

Momma always said "if you don't have something nice to say then shut your f***ing mouth you stupid son of a b****", heed the word.

All this "before 'Black'" and Burton-era, whoop-de-do dramatizing. Bands evolve for better or worse, in the end you all seem to have nothing better to do so you bicker about why someone should or should not like Metallica (present...... Korn's another hot-button band on this site).... know what? What the hell difference does it make between then and now? N-O-N-E. We're always moving ahead, but the past is always the reference point, maybe it always will be, but even Thomas Jefferson was for cutting off "the dead hand of history".

Revelation? Probably not.
Appreciate the music for what it is. Consume it's essence, and quit b****ing.
The resolution is simple: don't like - don't listen - don't post - don't waste your fingers energy. If a band or particular genre of music is a cause for your state of psychic entropy, then you really need a deeper, more engaging hobby.
Are you here for attention? You think your pathetic "voice" over a computer screen means something? Does it make you someone? Maybe you have no other motive but to express an opinion - in that case I respect you somewhat. But any of you elitists / purists / past referentialists need to get over and accept the changes that have, and inevitably will occur.

As one Mr. Bob Dylan so accurately stated - "The times they are a' changin' "

And if you even think ripping on me for a Dylan lyric quote is going to hurt my feelings, I'd love to tell you you're dead wrong. I'm proud to be versed quite well in a few different genres of music cover a rather vast time frame. Accepting "as is" without prior conception making a piece of music a lemon isn't so damn bad. A few of you should try it a bit more often, or for once in your lives as the case may be.

I apologize for my diatribe, or tirade, or whatever you wish to call it.
Shallowness, utterly disrespectful "opinions", arrogance, and self-perceived omniscience really grate my nerves.

Let us all seperate subjectivity from the universal reality:
Metallica is not the "greatest band ever" - nor are they the worst.
Your opinion = as much to anyone else as the turds you drop (unless they concur).
AND
If you're going to be a prick about your taste in music, be a nice prick (oxymoronic, I know).
Otherwise, please just shut up. Spare people here your unintelligent rambling.

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24. relentless austin writes:

i don't think we should compare what we haven't heard yet to the past. if everybody gets too much of an idea of what they want it to sound like, we will probably be disappointed no matter what. metallica has a new energy, a new bad a$$ bass player, and a new awesome producer...one who turns everything to gold. of course it won't be mop or ajfa, but it will probably be the best we've heard from them in a long time. whatever the outcome, i believe it's a good move.

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25. nini writes:

Killingtime, I agree. I am so sick of people ripping on a band becuase of their past, or hating a band for their image. Image and media exposure and all that jazz mean f*** all. Music is music, whether you hear it on MTV or from a friend-of-the-guy-who-knows-this-new-band.

I own all Metallica's studio albums and yes, some are better than others, but all of them appeal to me in different ways. I like every single one of them.

I like all kinds of music from Metallica to My Chemical Romance to the likes of Jeff Beck and Yngwie Malmsteen, and then all the way to Children of Bodom and Death Angel.

Personally I judge a band from the music they make, not whether they're more 'underground' than other bands. Thats would be sad. And there are alot of sad people here.

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26. WhylordWhy writes:

Killingtime, even though most of your post was directed at me I agree with you 100%. But first off why would a dipsh** compare Metallica to A7x? There is no comparision what so ever.2nd I listen to every genre on music there is. Everything from Frank Sinatra to Nwa to Cattle Decapatition.

What I hate is when kids get on here and try to force their opinion down your throat. If I don't like A7x you telling me they are great isn't going to make me listen to them. I am not 1 to blast you for your "opinion" I will blast you when you try to say they are better than Metallica or Slayer. I have as of late started to listening to death metal i.e. Gorerotted,Dead Flesh,Impaled,Severe Torture. I know music and grew up when punk originated. So when you tell me a "Green Day" is punk I have to laugh in your face. Yes KT times are changing and Dylan is a god and props for quoting him. But don't call mainstream "teenie bop pop rock" punk or metal when it isn't.


If you want to go on Mtv or hell you can do a Cbs special with Justin Timberlake for all I care but don't think that when your band gets news posted on a "Metal underground" site that people will greet you with open arms. So you can call me sad,pathetic, whatever your little pea minds can think up BUT know one thing until you look up what underground means don't blast me because I hate mainstream bullsh** rock.

# Feb 18, 2006 @ 11:20 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. RememberMetal? writes:

Very sound arguement Killingtime....To start I respect both your outlook and obvious intellect.

If the past gets brought up around here it's only because it has been kind to us.....I don't think alot of people are posting for attention or to revere the past as something better than whats in the moment....

I think metal has become stronger with each passing year....More broad, diverse and interesting.

And unless someone instigates namecalling with me(Timmy/Russel a couple others) I value and respect everyones opinion whether I agree with them or not.....

Forums are for discussion...
Few discussions in the world/on the internet on any given day carry any kind of socially significant weight ....This is a small internet based metal community...If we want to talk amicably we will, If it comes to butting heads....odds are we enjoy it, pointless or not.....A needless test of wills....Like football, without the concussions.

More to the point of the thread
Theres always going to be bands that moved mountains early in their career and then became a cliche of their former greatness......This doesn't happen to all bands just many...perhaps most.

I find it hard to believe that the man who penned the lyrics to the song "Master of Puppets" penned the lyrics to the song "St. Anger"....Read the lyrics(Objectively) of both songs in the same sitting and then tell me an obvious thematic decline is not evident...

I won't even get into musical and song structure dynamics or I'd be typing for an hour....

These are my views....Certainly nothing thats set in stone....Just something I believe and something I believe is obvious to others.

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28. snapp writes:

well i give metallica one more shot since it's rick rubin if it's not metallica metallica album f*** them i will no longer be thier fan i will always listen to the old metallica songs and thats it no support no tour one more shot for metallica for me that is so they better be back or they will losses all their fans ok peace

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29. Fagtallica Sucks writes:

If you like anything that Fagtallica has put out since the black then obviously you are the biggest gay assrammer on the planet. you suck d*** and so does fagtallica!

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30. travlow1 writes:

yeah fagtallica is how they are right now. This is there one last chance to redeam themselve's. Justice was there last good album. But puppets was there very last masterpiece.

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31. killingtime420 writes:

I must address 2 people here:

RememberMetal? - THAT was a very well thought out arguement, thusly I'm more inclined to agree with you. I own a bunch of Metallica albums ranging from "Kill 'em All" to "St. Anger", I will agree with your point about lyrics differning extremely between anything (basically) Burton-esque and anything post-Burton.
I like your arguement because it has been thought through (unlike the 3 after you). And I can see the validity of your arguement because I'm more than willing and able to consider things from an alternative perspective, so long as it's not 2 or 3 lines of utter bullsh**.

I understand this is a relatively small community of metal afficianados, in direct reference to Metallica - yes they've changed, once upon a time they were Gods, now they appear to be the epitome of metal-mainstream. You must consider, though, as I think you nearly did that the genre of music itself is expanding ("I think metal has become stronger with each passing year....More broad, diverse and interesting."), there's a larger fan base - thus it equals things that will ultimately become main-stream (i.e. Disturbed, Mudvayne, Korn), but consider the thought that without "nu-metal" many of us who now follow the genre may never have gotten any deeper....

A short personal history:
First record bought: "Piece of Mind" - Iron Maiden - Age: 11
Next: "Load" - Metallica - Age: 14ish
Now: 300+ records later - Age 21

After those two albums it's been pretty much a hit-and-miss effort to find music that satiates my appetite. I loved those 2 records, and since then I've only expanded to more brutal, and even more mellow sounds within the realm I care for so much so as not to let any one defile it... Meshuggah, Endo, Gizmachi, Witchery, Nile, Pro-Pain, Soilwork, DT, In Flames, Einsturzende Neubauten, Nick Cave, Chimaira, P55, Dope, Mushmouth, Cipher System etc., etc., etc... I don't even really have a favorite band, but a bunch of songs I like by Band X, Y, or Z because somewhere or another I'm touched by something - either sound or lyrical content..... see music is like an emotion that cannot be described in words, the arrangement that is made by striking a single note or a chord in unison hits where words fail.... it's like falling in love, only it seldom ever gets stale / mundane / monotonous... whatever word you wish.

RememberMetal?, you sound like you yourself are a musician, rather than a simple minded critic. Is this true? As of right now that bears no weight, but I give you credit for laying out something you have actually thought about THEN critiqued. Your first post here wasn't bad either (#5), thank you for considering the alternate aspect.


WhylordWhy - I agree that there shouldn't be a comparison of Metallica to Avenged Sevenfold. They are themselves entirely different entities, but we all do the same thing - compare one thing to another so as to gain a grounds of understanding. "It sounds like.... but not like..... but only sorta like the album.....". Hell I did that the other day trying to describe Cipher System to a friend, I compared their sound to Soilworks "A Predators Portrait", then I tried describing In Flames new record amongst the repitiore of their works - it came across that it basically sounds like nothing else they've done.... comparisons are key to some degree, if you like X, and Y sounds something like X then odds are you'd be into it.

However, the line between "teenie bop" metal, and the real thing is becoming blurred with every passing day. As stated in my bit to RM? what do you think is responsible for drawing a bunch of people into the harder aspects of the genre, into black and death metal, grind, metalcore, hxc? Bands like (name of anything you'd consider "main-stream metal" here) pave the way for a deeper understanding and embracing of the genre as a whole... see, if you become interested in something - I mean deeply interested - there's a type of provocation there which impels you to seek the heritage of it, to comprehend it so you may engage in converse with others who also understand the roots, the then - the now - the potential future... there's this drive to become aware, to KNOW.

To the "14 yr. old girl" bit - there's such a thing as "vicarious emotional release" meaning: music provokes emotion, emotion is released in neither a positive nor negative way but neutrally. Consider much of the teen-age population these days, we're no longer living in a LaMarkian society, we haven't been for a long while, not one damn thing is set in stone anymore - the land of opprotunity is but a mere "land of confusion" (Genesis / Phil Collins) where anything is able to penetrate our central-self.... I know most of you here feel it, you're just as lost as the next person on the post-list, none of us are sure footed, we'll change jobs 5+ times in our lives, probably be married at least twice, be something to someone and nothing to everyone..... so where the hell are we?...... Pardon my philosophical nature exhibiting itself, I'm just as much a wreck as any of you.... see, I feel that what the world needs now is understanding, not pointless b****ing (RM?). If we're going to argue, then at least empathize, especially amongst our metal-brethren. If this is the community we've established, we mustn't let idiots provoke us into loosing our focus. We're here to celebrate, comment, discuss, and push forward in the best aspect of the words.

WLW, your comment - "What I hate is when kids get on here and try to force their opinion down your throat" - what are you trying to do to be better than any of those "kids"? Show me, show those of us with some intellect and understanding that - A) an arguement without defense is no arguement, B) opinions = sh**, unless there's some validity (objectivity, possibly) behind what you're claiming.

So often I've seen the internet rob people of their integrity, maybe it's a misunderstanding, or maybe they truely are just shallow-f***s. But I swear to Nature (God, if you will) think things through, consider, converse, proceed and few things will ever be able to be slammed in your face - even in this sh**-hole where nobody knows a damn thing but they all claim to know something, myself included.

Good day, gents.

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32. Beast writes:

Wonder if Bob Rock is sitting in a corner crying?

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33. gothica writes:

ur oldies were great but the latest are ....mmmm not at all

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34. WhylordWhy writes:

KT. Agreed! Good job. Great post. Unlike most people on here I have a start and stop point. I will not "kick a dead horse". My point has at least reached 1 person and that is good enough for me. And this is my stop point good day KT. Until the next thread.

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35. War Ensemble writes:

Wow this thread has alot of good and valid points: RememberMetal?, killingtime420, WhylordWhy have all got the best posts i've seen...keep up the good work!!!!!!!!!

This will be Metallica's deciding album in wich they will have actually try to make a good album...it is going to be hard to get back to there roots after all this time, but i hope this will be a cd that makes all off us metal heads proud of Metallica start a chain reaction that will get Metal on its feet and back on track!

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36. rr336 writes:

you guys are acting like Rick Rubin is the answer.
I am excited that he is doing the new record but keep in mind this is a guy that has produced others such as red hot chili peppers and jay z

your going on his reputation with slayer and who knows exactly how much input he had there.

I hope that he can definitely help out and I do agree with most that is definitely metallica's last chance for many. For me I still like them and will continue to like them. I don't like them anywhere near as much as back in the day but they are still decent to me.

St. anger although was not great but it was a big step in the right direction. It was faster heavier more raw than all of their 90's work. It showed some effort. And they showing even more effort by hiring someone different for the job.
Bob rock made them a lot of money but its time to back to what made them metallica a heavy a$$ metal band not a rock band.

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37. RememberMetal? writes:

Fan-f***ing-tastic!

(post 31 Killingtime 420) One of my favorite posts on this site, on the internet in my life. The post that follows it is hilarious just for being such a gut reaction statement.

Classic.

To answer Killingtimes question: Yes, I play an instrument (bass)...and being a musician does open ones eyes and mind a bit to the music made by recording artists.

Every so often I'll come up with some nonsensical statements with nothing to back it up...but more often than not I try to rationalize and explain my reaction to anything (here or elsewhere), and I'm always open to alternate perspectives...Thats is what these threads are for and I thrive on them.

I'm especially impressed with the paragraph that follows your personal history, in that you somehow manage to put into words that intangible mind and soul reaction to music that triggers an emotional response( I actually get goosebumps during especialy compelling songs)....It's something I think everyone wishes they could encapsulate and explain to others who don't understand metal or any other genre.

As for more pop-centric bands being "gateway" bands, Metallica were one of mine, along with Aerosmith, Nirvana, The Offspring, Pantera, and Korn....For whatever reason, those bands in my childhood and early teens are what catapulted me into musical obsession.

Now I'm listening to the likes of Dillinger Escape Plan, Tool, Vast, Converge, Deftones, Strapping Young Lad, Opeth, Porcupine Tree and Pig Destoyer (among countless others)....Relatively advanced and mostly lesser known bands that required an effort or even a lucky guess to discover.

I'm worried that I'm droning on at this point, so I'm going to close my post by thanking KT420 again for a jaw-dropping post and I look forward to more of them....

....And I'm still crossing my fingers for Metallica to push the metal boulder just a little bit further up the hill.

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38. sevenchurches writes:

i know its a little late but
dip me in sh** and suck me sideways
this is great news
metallica rules

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39. HARVESTER OF SORROW writes:

Metallica IS the hill. In fact, they are the ****ing Mountain. Boulders can be pushed to the top, but they will just roll down the other side. A mountain is always there, and everyone knows it. And at any time, the mountain can unleash its fury. Picture metallica as an active volcano. There is a long time between eruptions. Each one from the past caused its own kind of destruction (for those smart open minded FANS), but I think Krakatoa is about to happen my friends. Armageddon's here, like said in the past. I feel like a kid waiting for Christmas. That is the same feeling I've had for every album, but this one is sending me vibes of greatness. I am going to call in sick on that day!!!! Just me, my whisky, and my stereo super cranked!!!! I love it all, brothers. From KEA to ST. A. Its music!!!! Take it for what it is, and enjoy it. And its METALLICA for f*** sakes. No band has kicked more ass. For those who have negative thoughts about the band, I forgive you. I speak for all the REAL FANS out there when I say "If you do not like what you see and hear, dont look and don't listen, but for the love of Christ, quit all you motherf***ing b****ing!!!!!" Hail the Metal Militia!!!!!! Birth School Metallica Death. f*** yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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40. relentless austin writes:

wow! it's amazing to me the difference in attitude from this news. usually everybody has something negative to say about metallica, myself included. i think those guys knew it was time for a change. i think they might have actually for once taken into consideration what the fans think. people have been screaming this sh** for years. can't wait for this f***ing record!
you know, it's nice to see people making well thought, intelligent comments, but no offense, some of you guys sound like you need to get a room. try not to scorch your shorts just yet, we still got a while to wait before this sh** comes out. i really think this could be a great album, though. they're actually taking the time to write a record this time, instead of cut and paste with pro tools. rob is definitely not cliff, but if any of you saw them on the last tour, he makes them sound so f***ing good! between that, kirk promising solos being back and hooking up with rick, it will probably make a some big changes in their sound. damn, i can't f***ing wait!

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41. slayerdisciple writes:

post 36 yea maybe he did work with the chilli peppers and maybe they arnt metal but they still have talent and still make some good music, one of the few non metal bands i like, it doesnt matter who he has worked with it matters how the effort came out afterwards slayer came out sweet, the chilli peppers came out pretty damn good too so rubin shall bring out a better soundin metallica

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42. deathbringer writes:

It wasn't post-worthy on its own, but Rick Rubin was also just recently confirmed as the producer of Linkin Park's new album. He's definitely got some high profile acts he's working with now. I am patiently awaiting Metallica's new one, trying to steer clear of the hype so that it's not a foregone conclusion that I'm disappointed...

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43. relentless austin writes:

exactly. it's gonna be hard to steer clear of the hype, though, because this news will probably create quite a bit of hype and pressure to deliver. hopefully they really deliver on this one.

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44. dinnertableelitest writes:

we should be waiting with antcipation 4 the coming album.... i dare say it may be another puppets of lightning..... touch wood!

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45. dinnertableelitest writes:

or*
UP THE IRONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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46. ponyboy writes:

hee haw, hee haw

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47. slayerfreak666 writes:

guess what i think that metallica sucks major a$$ and rick should stick to slayer, and the rappers....f*** metallica bunch of f***ing p***y's with lame a$$ music

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48. War Ensemble writes:

yeah Metallica are really overrated only because they made a few good albums in the ninties and now they suck as-s, but with producer rick rubin they might actuallyive them the juice that flowed in them and make a good album 'cause they haven't made a good album since AJFA and they have to make a good album NOW! otherwise they might as well give it up...for good

...We shall see...

ohhh yeah, Megadeth and Slayer rule!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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49. clawdog writes:

metallica fan since 80"s. this band still has more energy than bands 20 years younger. bob rock should be apprecied for what he and metallica have accomplished.
I look forward to the future with rick rubin. TALLICA RULES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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50. HungryDingo writes:

I've loved Metallica since I was 8 years old. I liked the Black Album, it was the first thing I heard of them. Naturally I listened to their other stuff eventually and I like that a lot better, but I still like the Black Album and some songs on Load, although they can't be compared in anyway to to AJFA or MoP. I was very disappointed with ReLoad and St. Anger, I just hope somehow they can turn their music around and produce something that will restore their status as the best in Metal.

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51. RememberMetal? writes:

This is my prediction.

We're going to get an album that sonically falls between AJFA and Black Album.

Production quality will be tip top. Lyrics will hover somewhere between Load and Reload quality and vocals too will sound something like St. Anger/Load/Reload.....

Guitar solos (as far as how impressive they are) will be of black album fair...Great, but not revolutionary like the solos in "Master of Puppets" and "One"....I'm imagining something like "No Leaf Clover"....I would rather have a solo like the ones from "Call of the Ktulu" buts thats Mustaine.

I'd also like a damn extended instrumental.....But I very much doubt that.

This is just conjecture....and part of me would like to be proven wrong and/or surprised but this is my semi-educated guess so take it as just that....Even if my prediction is close to accurate it will still mop up the floor with the last three albums.

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52. relentless austin writes:

everybody's got high hopes for this record already, and it's good to hear some positive talk, but could we please stop with the dave mustaine comments. it's unnecessary to make the point. dave was in the band for one year out of 25 f***ing years. dave co-wrote a couple of riffs with james that were shelved, and one or two of them thrown in a random song later. dave takes credit for a lot of sh** out of bitterness. it's time to let it go! it was 25 f***ing years ago. it's not even worth talking about anymore. seriously, does anybody really believe that dave sat down and wrote the first four metallica albums in 1981, only to be kicked out and ripped off for the next 10 years? dave wrote ktulu...dave wrote mop...come on! he co-wrote the four horsemen or mechanix (whichever you recognize that song as). that was decided in court. if he had written other songs, that would have gone to court too, but it didn't because he didn't write them. the style changes between the first four metallica records alone prove that sh** wrong. dave has done great sh**, but this stupid fued will never die until people can stop playing into all the hyped up bullsh**! that's all it is...hyped up bullsh**!

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53. Fuckeveryone on this site and your opinion writes:

Metallica has always been well known for following the trends and not setting them. When Alternative music was selling big, so did Metallica, They cut their hair and tried to fit in with the new Alternative sound (Big mistake). Then Headlined Lollapalooza. Then When Nu-Metal became big, they recorded a song with ja-rule (another big mistake). I give much respect to Jason Newsted for leaving the fold. Now that Metal is coming back to be the new trend, it dosen't suprise me at all that Metallica is trying so hard to fit back in a new trend that dispises them. Slipknot won a grammy after Rick Rubbin recorded Vol.3, SOAD gained much success rcording with R. Rubin, So what dose Metallica do next to fit back in? Well let's see.... Let's Record with Rick Rubin and try to sound like Slipknot and System Of A Down and Tour with Ozzfest so we can stay trendy.... Whats next, whearing masks, adding breakdowns to their new stuff, Fixing their hair like the emo/metalcore F.A.G.S !!!

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54. MacraMan writes:

Bob is gone, James is "healthy" again, a pretty good bass player, it's all good, but we need more , like ; no more "POING" snare drum sound, for god's sake some solos and please enough of the Wah wah already !!!!!!!, more double bass drum , and kames please we love you voice " trashy voice" please don't try to sing , you're a metal singer , I beleive that's it, if we 'll have all this plus Metallica magic, we gonna have AN AWESOME METALLICA ALBUM !!!!! ( may be )

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55. SlayerRulz writes:

Well, I'm HIGHLY dubious, but metal or not, Rubin is a quality producer, while Rock I've never heard of except for Metallica. And just about the only thing I know about Rock is that Metallica went from the 1 of the founding metal bands to a "hard rock arena" band. However, I won't lie and say I didn't like the black album or some of the songs off Load/Reload, but they are far cries from Justice, Puppets and the other 80's stuff. I also think that it seemed like Met tried to flex their metal muscle on Anger, but it was a muscle that had atrophied from non-use. Having said that, I still think Rubin has a lot to bring to the table and I think I'll go ahead and get my hopes up, if even just a little, for the next Met album. But I'm still looking more forward to the new Slayer (if it comes out before I die of old age) and Lamb of God albums.

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56. slayerdisciple writes:

post 51 we need a ballad again also, this is wat metallica NEEDS to do grow back out there hair, get james to start drinkin beer (not martinis) BEER in that time is when they wrote there best songs, start writin like they did in the 80s, do more solos ballads and instrumentals, better lyrics like in the 80s, write cliff burton type basslines, and write some f***IN THRASH METAL, we need the thrash metal no more nu metal or alternative crap

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57. travlow1 writes:

I lke Warrant and poison... That is true metal.. You FAGS!!!!!
Glam metal til the end.

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58. Satanatron writes:

Good News about time they got rid of Bob Rock. They should smack Lars while there at it. That noisy b****y bastard.

Is funny many of the people that are always b****ing about Metallica "sucking" were not even born when Black Album came out, less Unjustice for All.

Things were simpler when there was no internet, Damn I miss the good old days.
Who gives af*** about that anyways.
Oh I prefer Megadeth over Metallica but who cares is my own personal choice
Everyone is free to b**** and say whatever the f*** we want. Freedom of speech.


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59. HIm fan writes:

BOB ROCK HAS GONE!! never thought i'd see the day!

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60. slayerdisciple writes:

i would like to meet bob rock

so i can kill his b**** a$$ for destroyin my fav. band

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61. Pan_Slay_Ica writes:

I think that everything that has been coming out lately with the exception of Lamb of God and Devildriver, metal needs the old top dogs like Metallica, Slayer, and Even Rob Zombie and Godsmack to put out GOOD albums this year. Enough with the bullsh** emo/screamo bands that are called "metal" like Avengened Sevenfold, My Chemical Romance, and Fallout Boy. f*** all that sh**. Metallica and SLayer will regain there spots atop the Metal charts and put metal back where it needs to be.

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62. Sexton writes:

Who cares if they cut their hair, or wore make up (yeah kirk that was damn sad), the quality of thier metal went to hell in a sh**basket and that is what is important. ....Justice was without a doubt their best work, the solo from 'one' crushes anything musically on the St. Anger offering. Rubin has a reputation for solid thrash from his time with Slayer, maybe it's not too late to let some of his expertise set in on Metallica, bring back Newsted while your at it.

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63. Demonizer 88 writes:

yeah avenged sevenfold sucks royal

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64. outlawtorn writes:

Well put killingtime. Well put. It's amazing that people have the time and energy to post comments on sites about bands they don't like. Far too much time on their hands. I don't like most of the talentless gimmick-oriented new bands that now exist but I asure you if you vist any of the mudvayne newslinks you will find not a post by me.
Bob Rock produced the most successful metal album of all time. Like it or not, Black is the reason most of you young'ns even had the opportunity to hear hard music. That album paved the way. Tallica's best, probably not. I'm partial to MOP. But a good solid album was Black. This album opened the doors for people to realize this great metal scene that existed but never received the respect it deserved. I garauntee there are a few youngsters on this site trashing Tallica who wouldn't know who the hell Slayer was if this album didn't introduce metal to them. No disrespect to the the greatest HEAVY metal band of all time BTW (Slayer). But now that said youngsters are "in", Tallica suddenly sucks. Ozzy is far softer than he was in his heyday and you don't hear an once of disrespect for him, nor should you. So all you mudvayne, slipknot, and any other masked/painted can't play a solo if they tried band lovers out there, learn about where your music came from.
Venom, Pantera, Slayer, Metallica, Anthrax, Megadeth, Motorhead, Sabbath

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65. slayerdisciple writes:

hey post 61 wat bout shadows fall

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66. HIm fan writes:

by the way post 61 who ever said fall out crap and my chemical sh itcake were metal DUUHHHH!!! STUPID

anyway back to more important things i think we should all go on a rampage and kill Bob Rock!!

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67. phil72 writes:

sounds like a great chance for some good heavy metal, but really - there's so much more going on with metal, especially death metal, that it's obvious by their choices that Metallica passed the torch years ago. Honestly, after hearing the Black album, can anyone really expect them to go back to the creativity and raw fire of their thrash years? I personally hated that album - I know they are capable of so much more if they really just get over themselves and accept the greater challenge of continuing to innovate with their music. After all the atrocities that have happened with Metallica since, including their wretched Load, Re-Load, and St. Anger albums, I have my doubts even with Rick Rubin producing. I hope I'm wrong!!! I'd love to hear Metallica blast out of their self-imposed hell with a brilliant, kick-ass album full of creativity and true rebellion - not this St. Anger crap that wouldn't even disturb a 5-year old catholic schoolgirl (she's heard Nu-Metal already). But I honestly moved on in the early 90's with death metal, and have been happy ever since. There's so much going on undergroud with bands ranging all the way from Vader to Nile to Opeth to countless other bands that it would be foolish to sit around and wait for Metallica to come back around to playing music that actually engaged more than two brain cells.
Maybe with Rick Rubin, they will re-awaken. Again, when I say I have my doubts - I WANT to be wrong here! I WANT Metallica to thrash again! But time always moves forward, not back. If Rick Rubin can help them remember what it is to be young again, maybe they will rage once again! But it will never be the same - it will be new. I just hope it's a GOOD "new" this time.

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68. RememberMetal? writes:

I havent been waiting around for Metallica by any means (I was so crestfallen from Load that I swore not to buy a Metallica album until they returned to form or blazed new trails.....They have done neither...but I'm holding out some hope for this new one) but if theres any light at the end of the tunnel for Metallica...I can't help but cross my fingers...

Rick Rubin probably won't put his name on a sh**ty album, so he will likely force the band to adopt some changes, try some new things and dust off their roots all at the same time.....

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69. Fan of metal writes:

i think rubin will make them more modern sounding, which sucks. i dont need a fall out boy, and mettalica in one combination, so f*** this

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70. HARVESTER OF SORROW writes:

All you pimple faced punks out there, just stop listening to Metallica all together. Your obsession with comparisons to the old days, makes me laugh. Its really just..........dumb. Dream on, if you think all of a sudden they are going to release MOP 2, because of some f***ing producer. Jaymz still runs the f***ing show. Not some guy behind a f***ing window. Jaymz will write some more kick a$$ riffs, Lars will smash the skins, kirk will deliver amazing licks and Rob will deliver and contribute on bass. All you p***ies are so doubtful. Stupid inexperience I guess. Just think back to what Cliff said, "We're not trying to be something big and fancy. Its just us doing what we do. We'll have to keep it that way. " They are not trying to please anybody but themselves. Us fans came to them. We are not the boss of them. They will not read these postings and say, "Oh no we better step back in time and do an album that we already did" No No No. It will be Metallica, like it always has been. The new Metallica. If you don't like the new one, please just f*** off. I speak for all those fans that know what the f*** they are talking about. Not some slipknot fan. Slipknot, will last as long as a fart in the wind, along with all the other numetal faggy sh**. Its all sh**. I've heard it all. All. sh**. Just keep wasting your time with that. I will stick to Metallica, Slayer, Nile, Maiden, Pantera, Sepultura, Cannibal Corpse, Van Halen, Zeppelin and Pink Floyd. REAL BANDS!!!!

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71. HIm fan writes:

look we're not saying anything about the album but we are allowed to hope that it is a good album

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72. Pan_Slay_Ica writes:

To post 65, Shadows Fall is ok. i would call them a metal band, however, they border on that screamo/hardcore sh** like Hatebreed. A lot of the new bands that come out just try to scream as loud and gay as they can. it sucks. at least LOG is comin around, you can actually understand Randy on Ashes of the Wake.

to post 66

anyones whoes a HIM fan definately doesn't belong talkin sh** aboout anything metal. as far as fall out boy and My chemical Romance, isn't My Chemical romance on the "top searched" searched list on this very website which happens to be METAL underground? yeah, you suck at life. So you and Bam Margera can go have dry anal sex with camels and swallow each other down will listening to HIM. FAG! Do you even own a metal album? Night Night, keep your butt-hole tight!


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73. HIm fan writes:

i don't even like Bam so F-U apart from HIM my record collection ONLY consists of TRUE METAL

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74. travlow1 writes:

that new K. FED album is the bomb diggity bomb.. AIGHT!!!

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75. Bood writes:

f**** it.... Metallica rocks big time aight!??? you don't like it, fine... then you dont know s**t. Cant wait for the new album, it'll kick a$$. Even if it doesn't, still they are the most creative musical minds (of course talking about metal).

Horns Up! \m/-----\m/

have the ( )( ) = B***s :D?? email me, or add me up on messenger. Sry y'all folks for ma dirty words, but i got kinda edgy when i read what i read.

Peace

shasemz@yahoo.com
shasem@hotmail.com

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76. bradispissed writes:

your band is f***ing awesome,you have the best sound
you're really really good,you're the best band around

[chorus:]
hootie and the blowfish [x4]

even though you're black,i still think you're good,but please don't move into my neighborhood
the singer's a n*****,the other 3 are geeks,we'll get front row tickets and show up in sheets

[chorus]

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77. sevenchurches writes:

OLD METALLICA RULES!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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78. Hvymetal writes:

RICK RUBIN IS A GOD!!!!!!!! these guys are gonna bring the metal and recover completely from those three sh**tty albums!

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79. Razzor writes:

Bood, your prob a big fan of the St.Anger album, all growl and no balls.

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80. Glenn writes:

Make a wish little Lars, never seen a star, put his fans behind bars
Can't you see, MP3, means your stealing from me, you shoulda bought a CD
I keep my T1 open, I'm stealing your songs right now......

Actually I'm not stealing anything from SA , why would I want to steal someone's useless trash?

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