Metallica Wins Two Grammy Awards
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Metallica's latest album, "Death Magnetic," picked up four Grammy nominations, has official won "Best Recording Package." "My Apocalypse" also won for "Best Metal Performance."
Additionally, Rick Rubin won the Producer of the Year Grammy. In addition to working with Metallica on "Death Magnetic," Rick produced Neil Diamond, Dancing For The Death Of An Imaginary Enemy, Jakob Dylan, and Weezer.
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clearly metallica is the gayest band ever and now they have another grammy to dildo themselves with. Bands that actually write brilliant and terrifying music go unoticed, but im sure its the same with any genre the mainstream crap gets awarded and the really good stuff goes unoticed. i mean clearly metallica lost its magic when they started playing cause there f***ing terrible. i think they should be set on fire for being so gay. f*** gaytallica
This award is bull****, My apocalypse sucks, it is probably the worst song I have ever heard in my life. Furthermore the recording in the cd was very poorly done. Now I even am an avid Metallica fan, but the new stuff has lost its luster, if you want to put it that way. I would have to say, did not deserve a grammy, but the Cd itself was a step in the right direction... Idk congrats? i guess?
Hahahahaha nice Branded. Meh, I still like Metallica even though they HAVE sold out (but I will never buy any of their sh**, I will always download it just like every other music I get, unless I LOVE the album). I still think that Kirk shreds like no other! No matter what they do they won't be able to make me stop liking them....UNLESS they make more albums like St. Anger and the Load Reload bullsh**. I think a lot of you would go back to liking Metallica if they reproduced their old sh**. I don't like that idea lol, that means they won't be original and that is what bands these days need to do instead of make their influences their ACTUAL sound if you know what I mean. Like all of these Technical Black Metal bands copying Necrophagist and bands like that.
idk i sorta liked the album. definitely better than stanger. that being said, the production quality sucked compared to modern standards. Trivium definitely deserved both those awards even if they werent nominated.
one last thing.
The people that work for the grammy's are completely ignorant of metal. When lamb of god went to claim their trophy, the people there didn't even know that the singer didnt bother to show up.
The Grammy's will never be a Metal friendly environment. The very fact that Metallica has been considered for a Grammy is due to a watered down sound and more mainstream appeal. It seems no matter how popular or financially prevalent a metal band gets, they will never truly be recognized by these award groups, or the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame for that matter. Bands like Metallica get the recognition BY becoming a radio or MTV commodity.
And the above post is correct. These groups will always be ignorant of Metal. But think about it, when has Metal ever been about mainstream acceptance or popular opinion? Do we want our beloved bands selling us Doritos or on the boxes of breakfast cereals? If we did then no one would ever use the term "sold out". Just my 2 cents.
i really dont care about this award but whos better than metallica?
megadeth, slayer or trivium?????
megadeth have a bunch of weak and stupid songs in every album they released except youthanaisa that in my opinion their most complete and well written album as a whole.
and slayer always trying to sound the same in every song they wrote and Diabolus in Musica is the worst album in history of metal.
and trivium is just like another new band... nothing spacial
lol @ ZT. yep get ready. it seems that 30 metallica articles have to be posted daily. guess the sheep didnt have enough spank material in porn, that every music site out there has to post articla after article after article after article after article on "spooge-tallica"...!!!
Forget Metallica winning a grammy, that's like any of you winning a boxing match against a retarded kid. It's an fvcking Grammy!!!!! We were not even represented on primetime television and we like it that way. Yes there are a lot of great metal bands and guess what, no one but those of us who know how much better music is when you actually write it and play it, wants to see it. I hate all country more than Branded hates Metallica, but i do love Lil' Wayne's album cause he tells the same truth that many great metal bands do just in a completely different genre. Congrats to Metallica but even as much as I have always loved them, someone else could have won this award.
All you f**cks who say this bs about metallica because its cool to hate on metallica go see them live you say they dont play metal and they are sell outs go see em live and if you still think they are sellouts and radio performers then you are quite obviously the kind of person who listens to bullet for my valentine and tries to be cool by being like every other a**hole like you but claim to be non - conformist and artistic with your wannabe kill myself emo band
Lol at the user MH - I'm guessing those are the only metal bands you know of.
I wrote a post earlier today but it seems it didn't go through - in any case, Netromancer pretty much has it all covered. Some other points to add to this though,
The ridiculous nature of the Grammy's versus metal has always been highlighted by Metallica. In the very first metal grammy given out - Metallia's landmark ...AJFA, much touted to win, was beaten by Jethro Tull (good, but not AJFA good). Next they won a Grammy for St Anger. Now Rick Rubin wins best producer, despite having taking part in making the most controversial and critisized production ever! Well done Grammys, you truly have no soul.
bbristowe also made a good point - metal is a very special genre, one in which massive record sales are almost always a sign of music disliked by the metal community. Metal has different scales on which we weigh, which is the sole reason why the Grammys will always be at best a nice congrats for a good band, and at worst a slap in the face to all true metalheads. Hey,. at least they picked the best song on the album.
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ok ok branded we get it, you dont like metallica. can you stop tryin to share ur hate it's getting old..something like 50 f***ing posts old. the sound quality on death magnetic is attrocious its a joke that it is getting praised, but the album itself is a masterpiece. their best album since the black album. anyone claining this is a bad album needs to actually give it a chance. yes st anger sucked GET OVER IT ..its the most widely critized album in metal but only because its metallica. there are many reasons why that album sucked but im not going into that..as for load and reload they are good albums for what they are (rock) although they coulda made one great album if they chose the best tracks off the 2. seriously why ppl are so critical towards this band ill never know. they could make an album identical to ride the lightning and people would still complain.
Poor f***n' babies. Too bad none of the bands some of you listen to are good enough lick the sh** from metallicas boot heals. If it wasn't for them most of your fa**ot bands wouldn't even be recording thier boring, one cord, thoughtless "songs".
They won because they are good. Even Mustaine admits that much. Sell outs? Go f*** yourselves. Just exactly what did they sell out of.
Poor f***n' Napster "I should get everthing free because I'm a f***n' retard" fa**ots. Do everyone a favor and download instructions on how to properly hang yourselves. And make sure to follow the pictures exactly as I know most of you can't read.
Grammies suck no doubt about it.......... but why it's bad to win a grammy sh**? ..... even slayer that u praise them much won 2 i think ( for the poorest songs off their album as kerry sh**ty baldy king said........) even they confess that ..... so why did u praise slayer for winning a grammy sh** for one of their worst songs ever but bashing these fragile poor old men for winning one.... atleast MA is more bearable than Eyes of the ass...... and i have to say that st.anus>>>>>>>>Diabolus in Musica.............
slayer sucks ..... tallica tooo ..... who cares??????????
V....to say rick rubin because he worked with neil diamond and other older esthablished artists was the reason that this metallica album sounded like crap shows how muscially anal you are.....this is metallicas best album since the black album....should it have won a grammy for best metal whatever f**k no, but the grammys have been bulls** since the the late 80s early 90s....jethro tull incident and mc hammer winning best rapper rather than the beastie boys or nwa....no one should waste there time watching this anyways.....
"seriously why ppl are so critical towards this band ill never know. they could make an album identical to ride the lightning and people would still complain."
Well, probably because they made RTL in the first place and it rocked. So naturally, we will compare it to when they were awesome.
As for timj37's post. Well their are so many things I could say to that. "One Chord Thoughtless Songs" Please see Opeth. Metallica doesn't have any sh** left on their boot heals because it's smeared all over their publicity and cd's. I'd love for them to make more music but seriously. Kirk can't play anymore, James is old, Lars still sucks. The bass player is the only one with any kick left in him.
i dont think getting old is the reason that most people hate tallica here.... james is old but didnt you hear their album there are many good riffss in it that james wrote them....i think you cant deny the fact that james is one of the best guitar players out there and yes his voice is not good anymore ....."kirk cant play anymore????" you can listen to judas kiss solo or even MA solo maybe that can change your mind( i accept the fact that he is overrated).... i think DM is a mediocre album nothing more nothing less but i think it is a step forward..... and i agree lars sucks balls he's never been a good drummer ... he cant even play "One" properly now after all these years and performances.....
Cynic... no ur guessing is wrong, i know so many bands and i listen and search for new\old bands 24\7
and i dont understand why you think that i know only the bands that i mentioned but i surely know that almost all the ppl who bash metallica are scared to mention their fave bands who they think that are better than metallica....
and they know that a bad Metallica album is any other bands wet dream, get over it
Here are 5 bands, most of them as old as Metallica, that I still like:
Bolt Thrower (not sure if they're still together or not)
Trouble (not sure if they're still together or not)
High On Fire
I look forward to every album put out by these 5 bands. I've quit looking forward to a Metallica album since about 1993. The sad part is that Metallica was sitting on top of this list until about 1993.
The reason why we're critical of Metallica is that they quit metal. And not so much that they quit metal, but that they kept claiming NOT to have done so the entire time. They are deserving of all the money and all of the scorn at the same time.
I hope they're sitting on the couch polishing their Grammys.
I think we've all known that The Best Metal Award at the Grammy's is about as important as these damn "I Love..." reality TV shows. :P
Honestly, Death Magnetic was better than St. Anger, but Metallica is still absolutely horrible. Sometimes, I can't even stand to listen to Ride The Lightning and And Justice For All, because I start to think about how bad they are now.
This must have been a slow year for Metal. I'll agree that "Death Magnetic," was a return to form for these guys, but after putting out turds back to back for the past ten years anything heavier would sound great at this point. This is also a good career move for Rick Ruben. Ricky Boy, you want an award every year? You should just take Bob Rock's sloppy seconds from now on.
you know i said lars ulrich sucked my d*** because i AM gay. calling me a fa**ot it like calling a white guy, hmm i dont know white. its kinda like...yea i already know im gay dumbass it doesnt mean metallica isnt a horrible f***ing band. and they dont deserve and award for coming back from st. anger. they deserve to die b/c of st. anger. they should all be sentenced to repeated butt f***ing and ill do the honors and give them a big old a$$ full of c***. i long to masterbate with there tears of pain as they beg for my mercy which they will never receive. the only reason metallica stopped being all Alternative rock bullsh** like they were on load and reload is b/c metal is becoming more mainstream and they want to ride the money pony, there hearts are not in it or they would have been doing metal since that third album they did blaster of fluppets. I think bands like Venom, bathory, celtic frost, hellhammer, iced earth, death, morbid angel, and suffocation should be in metallica's shoes as the publics figure head for metal as the bands who flew the metal flags when no one else would Expecially when metallica didnt. bands that deserve a grammy for forming and mainting the mold of Real metal not overproduced crap designed to be in an mtv video. basically f*** metallica rock on real metal
yea jesus is about as real as santa clause and not only that jesus never once utter a word about homosexuality. if you read the ever "infallible" piece of bullsh** you call the bible you'll read in the red text (thats jesus speaking) he says god loves Everyone and never says anything about gays. the rest of the stuff telling you about how men with men or women with women is bad was put there by men. it was put there by people of the Clegy wanting to issue some "crowd control" to keep the people afraid of being diffrent than the church wanted them to. Christianity is doing more harm to this world than islam, all the cults and scientology combined. any one who lives there life according to a stack of papers is an idiot.
branded it would be ok if you shared your hate AND you were right. but fact is you're not. the same 4 things get thrown in the air every time somebody bags metallica:
..fact is ppl make uneducated claims when they give this band sh**, they are the ones who pick an album up once and judge it after one listen. they are the ones sittin on the forums letting others judge their views instead of just having their OWN f***ing view. every band has bad albums fair enough but the whole 'metallica sux' argument just makes me think f*** these ppl really dont know anything about metal. something doesnt have to be a million miles an hour or have a 'scary voice' to be heavy. heavy is heavy. and metallica took it to new levels when they paved the way for your bands..especially your beloved pantera who went from glam to a heavy sound when bands like metallica and slayer started kicking the worlds ass. disrepecting metallica is like disrespecting metal! death magnetic is an awesome album if it had come out from ANY other band you would be on another thread saying how f***ing awesome it is. branded you sh** me to tears.
man dunderplunt you need to get laid. im not reading all that crap...but i do agree that religion is stupid but if it makes someone happy then its not bad thing, it just needs to be kept out of our legal system... but this is supposed to be about metal so lets get back to it. metallica should just go ahead and come out with their line of shoes and cologne and start clubing up with paris and lindsay lohan. cause there little girls who need to be spanked
Sodom and gomorah? thats about a sinful society not about being gay...if a gay man has a partner and works a job and has kids and lives the same life as a normal straight person thats not the same concept as crime and sleeze overrunning entire city's filled with only harlots and pushers.
I'm not going to talk bad about any band. Insults and smack talk arent my style. I gave Death Magnetic about 15-20 listens. I WANTED to like it. It's not as bad as their last 3 albums, but there is alot of music released in the past 2 years or so that blows it away. I just wasn't impressed. The thing here is, Tallica fan, you like the album. That's great and I repect your opinion. But to say that a differing opinion is uneducated makes no sense. I listen to alot of music, and I count Metallica's first 4 albums as some of the best metal ever made. I dislike Metallica these days because their change in form went too drastically toward commercially accepted hard-rock. As of the past few years they have more in common with bands like Nickel Back or Creed than with the thrash and speed metal I came to love. In all honesty, because of them. Death Magnetic is a swerve back toward earlier form, but for me, too little, too late. I feel my tatse in metal has grown beyond them. And I have several other bands that I just enjoy more. I actually understand to a degree why they changed, and I wish them luck, though it looks like they really don't need it. Just saying that I don't hate them, or have anything against them. I simply didn't enjoy the latest album. Sometimes a negative opinion is just that, an opinion, and not a social statement on the band. With all due respect.
As for the Grammy's, they mean nothing to the metal community as they are ignorant of the musical style. Congratulations on your little statue.
tallica_fan86, its just i have grown tired of hearing how much metallica means to the metal world, how many bands they have influenced, etc. there are better bands than metallica out there and thats the bottom line. they held the crown and lost it on their own merit. they have done nothing good in music since the black album. im not one of those lil trendy, "lets follow this band now cause every1 says they are so kick ass". metallica is just another turd that i flushed down the toilet yrs ago.
HAHAHA Dunderplunt, you ARE an idiot! Thank you for rationalizing my thoughts =)
To be honest guys, I don't see why Slipknot didn't win these stupid f***ing awards. Think about it, they put out one of the most publicly accepted albums to date in their band's history. Very few songs on that album were actually "Slipknot Worthy", if you know what I mean. I still loved the album, let's face it, Gehenna was a masterpiece, but still....
there we go again bash on metallica
think branded had a field day on this post but his remarks were kind of lame this time
did expect more from him
and the homo dude yeah you are a fagot if you admit you got a blow job
or he just came out of the closet
do have to say i was happy that they got there award
but there are many other bands as well out there who will need to get a award like slayer
do think trivium is not bad at all
so to them hornsup
and even horns up to the fagot for admiting that he might be a f homo
Wow this thread went downhill quickly - get back on topic you weasels! -whipcrack-
Netromancer you must have ears of steel - I probably only listened to Death Magnetic around 5 incomplete times, with a few extra spins of My Apocalypse. Despite that Metallica will always be my favorite band, tied with my namesake.
I'm not going to lie, Cynic. I desperately wanted to like this album. I followed alot of the stories as it was being advertised and really tried to give it a chance. I still don't think it's particularly bad, just not as good as alot of my other favorite bands. That's why I get a bit miffed with the posts that say disliking the band is a trend or uneducated. I worshipped this band as a teenager, and probably wouldn't have sat all those hours practicing guitar and bass if not for them. I'm not all that bitter though. I rarely trash talk them. I just don't buy their albums. I still religiously listen to the first 4 albums. They are pure metal gold :)
well at least we are back on track
did think death magnetic was not a bad album there are some good tracks on
before we go further yes matallica is and will be my favourite band
so i think the desirve the award
you all have to admit that they were and still are one of the pioneers of the metal sceene
but new bands are at the helm waiting for there turn like machine head or mastadon
but on the end there will be again machine head haters
so i think rick rubben did do good by creating death magnetic
hornsup to metallica
I havn't watched the Grammy Awards in quite some time maybe it's because it's all "glamour & show off/polished" and alot of times the music catagory I like most aren't given the same space as w/the other styles of music and allot of time their not even there represented. So to me it's "polished" not saying whose being represented & the music artists/bands that won this year 2009 for their hard earned works in 2008 is not "vital"...'it's just preselected who they want to show more of...'so it gets tiresome to me for almost every yr the "same" music genre artists are picked. So, I stopped watching sometime ago...'just peak every now & then and did not know that it made it's premiere this past Sunday/Feb 7th 2009. With that said I do congratulate METALLICA on their Grammy wins' although most of the post comments here are quite "harsh" toward Metallica hard earned winnings & there's aplenty other master legendary Metal bands that also need to be recognized in that same light. It would be cool if their was a METAL God's Award Show in the USA & hopefully that won't be polished 'cause every music genre needs to be given a mighty "limelight" every now & then. Peaceout!
I love this website!!! All you dudes and chicks(i think) are true metal. I love Metallica, I love Amon Amarth, I love Slipknot, I love Opeth (dude that's different metal all together), I am the old school, new school rolled into one. Branded can hate all he wants. I'm sure there is a band he loves that i can't stand, but i will listen to what he has to say. I might find something in his post that I like. Thanks to "Cynic" i discovered "CYNIC". The gay sh1t is funny but let's keep this to an open debate of metal. No mainstream entity will ever recognize the true music that is metal, and fvck 'em I don't want them to. We are an entity bigger than Beyonce's a$$ (and that's huge and sexy...sorry Dunerplunt) Metal Rulz !!!!
This thread has had gays, a metal priest, Metallica lovers, Metallica haters, and people who just hate pretty much everything. Wow. Mission accomplished boys! :D
But seriously, because of this site, I've been expanding my metal tastes, because of Cynic, I too have began listening to Cynic, I've heard from various people to check out Brain Drill on here, and I've done so, BoltThrower has made me LOVE Bolt Thrower. And there's many more. I want to thank everyone here, you guys have been so welcoming, and awesome.
On topic, Metallica will always be metal legends, they paved the way for so many bands and I respect them for that, yet I refuse to buy any of their new albums. The first four albums, are masterpieces, some of the best metal albums, albums period, that I own. However, their last few make me cringe. I tried liking Death Magnetic, I really tried, but I guess I can't get over the fact of what they use to be.
metalheaddrummer101 - Lamb of God was nominated in 2006 for "Redneck" I believe, Slayer ended up winning with "Eyes of the Insane"
branded just hasnt been on in a while...he's off his game lol
btw where'd you run off to for a while man?
I myself have found Pig Destroyer, DEP, Converge, Trouble, Opeth, Brain Drill, Isis, Rumpilstilskin grinder, Leng tch'e, Blind Greed, Mercenary, and I'm sure many other bands, on this website, either through articles or member reccomendation.
oh, and how could I forget "Behold...The Arctopus"? It's takin a bit to get used to it, but the stuff i like so far, I REEEEAAALLLY like. So thank you to all the people who threw their name up in the air at any point. Eventually, curiousity will get the better of me.
Death Magnetic was garbage. It's been taking me around a week so far to put together the song "one" on guitar properly. It took me 30 seconds to learn the opening 3 minutes to the song "Day that never Comes". Simplistic, cheap riffage, the parts where the drumming is good is immediately followed by a sh**storm, his voice and lyrics are horrible. (love is a 4-letter word)
The only good song on the album is My Apocalypse, and that's because both the solo and the lyrics sound like they were stolen from a b-side Slayer song. (All Nightmare long could have been good if they changed the lyrics, and if the song wasnt 8 fvcking minutes long)
God praise Metallica's first four albums. Goddamn their last 4.
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I decided to bypass all the previous comments knowing the majority is probably Metallica bashing and I did not feel like reading a bunch of sh** talking about Metal Legends. f*** all the haters, Metallica is the best and most influential Metal band in the last 25 years so anything negative you have to say about them is irrelevant. Metallica Rules \m/ Congrats
branded just hasnt been on in a while...he's off his game lol
btw where'd you run off to for a while man?
well, i was offline for about a week and 1/2 due to bill not getting paid on time. then i didnt comment for about another week in here. guess i was on a "mini-MU vacation".
^if only someone could give them the "biggest douchebags of the universe" award, their trophy room would be complete.
BG: I think I've heard of Answer to none, I might even have them on my myspace band friends, but havent checked them out well enough. If I dont, i'll check em out anyway, asap. what kindof metal are they, so i know what I'm getting into? Band comparisons are welcome if they're hard to describe lol
Davidian: EVERYONE should love Bolt Thrower
I don't know what it is. Maybe it's a seamless combination of death and thrash that makes perfect sense.
Gavin Ward is the riff-master.
"THE BODIES OF YOUR DEAD CAN WAIT 'TILL DAWN" from Contact-Wait Out off the album "Hounour, Valor, Pride"
we are still on the award thing its allmost a week now
its time for us to move on
yes there are more bands than only metallica who diserve a award like slayer maybe megadeth
testament and anthrax
these were the bands who put the thrash metal sceene out to more peoplet
so we know that they are the big 5
and i do think they all should get a award
but the record company or music buissnis thinks different
they only look at record sales
they dont care about what a metal fan thinks
and some of them who work in the industrie dont even like metal
they could give a ratts a$$ on what we metal fans think
do think if somebody desirves a award its lemmy from motorhead
he did do lots of work for the music metal scene
hornsup to lemmy
Holy f***, lots of idiots bashing the Talli.
I didn't know that winning a grammy means you're automatically sh**.
Who gives a sh** if it's mainstream or not, Metallica is still one of the big influences of metal today, even if they are rather hard rockish and not as technical now.
So shut your f***ing traps and respect a little.
Plus they still put on an absolutely killer show!
I support these guys no matter what they do- The simple fact that they have tried it all- from justice, black, reload, st anger, to magnetic , including all the covers......shows what being a musician is about. Trying everything. I credit 'um for the simple fact that they have the balls to do it all.....
Yeah, well Black Sabbath can play Salsa music if they want, that doesn't mean I have to buy it. I support bands too. But when the music is sub-par I don't pay for it. Support for a band might be admirable, but these bands NEED people to tell them when something they put out sucks. They are surrounded by Yes-men. The last thing they need is another ass-kisser. If you lack that honesty, if you are surrounded by people who tell you that you're great no matter what you do, then someone has to step up and tell it like it is.
The Emperor's New Clothes. It's a short read, but pretty goddamn meaningful.
Was I the only one to see the yawns from the record exec when he was listening to St. Anger? The f***ing dude was yawning and looking at his watch. It's on tape. If someone had been straight with these guys from the get-go they might have put out a great album instead of the one that even they are embarassed about. Support 'em all you want. I'm going to help the music progress by stating my opinion even if it's negative. EVEN if I love the band in question.
I love the "holier than thou" attitude (no pun intended) that so many metal fans bring to this site. Isnt it a matter of taste. Whether you like them or not they inspired more bands that all metal fans listen to than almost every other band you have ever heard of, at least in this new wave of American Metal. I am not a Metallica fan post AJFA, but come on...their earlier material was amazing. So they won a grammy??? Mastodon was up for a grammy last year, does that make them sellouts, or a terrible band? I dont think so. Maybe its that fact that I can go from listening to Psycroptic to Demilic to Discordance Axis, and then maybe throw on some Al Green to chill out to (just an example). It is the nature of the genre tho to have this "my music is better than yours" attitude, but it is getting old. If you feel that way then you should probably go to a bunch of hardcore shows and "destroy the pit" to represent how much better the bands you like are than those of others. I could go on, but Im gonna get off of the soapbox.
they were great...yes they do suck now. but the sh** they just put out is better than a7x, atreyu, bleeding through, or anyone of the million bands that sound exactly the same. thats all im sayinig... these bands that are trying so hard will never attain the level that this washed up group of has beens did on there last record. that is the point. judge them according to them because they are still a better band than almost anything new that comes out now. yeah, i can think of 100 bands that id rather listen to, but i can think of 1000 that id still prefer metallica over. damn, slayer is the only band of there time that inspired heavy music more than metallica and that may only be because they were more edgy....musically, just give them respect. if it wasnt for metallica, pantera, testament, etc. you would never here bands like nevermore, log, shadows fall, or even f***ing killswitch engage for those of you that are fans and i know that that is the majority of this website. if you are older than 18, how can you disrespect metallica??? yeah, new album is sub par but know your f***ing roots.....
So, being someone that liked their first 4 albums, how should I express my opinion on their newer stuff? I know OUR roots as metal fans. Old Metallica is firmly in place there. And yes, Formation of Damnation is much better than Death Magnetic. I think I have an idea of where you're coming from, but my question is this.
"Do their older albums make them exempt from present criticism?"
I'd have to say that being one of the acts that initially set the bar at it's current level, No, they can't be. They have made some of the music by which they are judged. Their own example sets the criteria. The music they have made over the past few years IS sub-par, and should be named as such. I'm not saying be disrespectful or insulting, just honest. It bothers me as well to see them get the treatment they get at times. I do respect them, but I have to be honest when listening to their more recent releases.
I feel that if they weren't surrounded with so many people in the business who were eager to jump on anything released under the Metallica label we wouldn't be having this conversation. I don't mean fans. Nothing will change the fact that I grew up with a deep love for this band's music, and still regularly play 4 of the best metal albums ever released. But with bands like Opeth, Mastodon, Testament, Machine Head, High on Fire, Lamb of God, Strapping Young Lad, the list literally goes on, they need to step it up if they want to keep up.
Not disrespect and insults, but honest criticism. The radio friendly hard-rock community is their bread and butter now. People who follow Metal know there is better music out there. Sad, but true.
I respect your opinions MetalMayhem, and I hope this doesn't come off as a dispute of your former posts, but rather a discussion between two guys who love a style of music. I am interested in what you have to say. From what I've read and anything you might post after this.
"clearly metallica is the gayest band ever and now they have another grammy to dildo themselves with. Bands that actually write brilliant and terrifying music go unoticed, but im sure its the same with any genre the mainstream crap gets awarded and the really good stuff goes unoticed. i mean clearly metallica lost its magic when they started playing cause there f***ing terrible. i think they should be set on fire for being so gay. f*** gaytallica"
Hahah cute. I agree with " gaytallicasuckshardwieners," In my opinion I've heard better Metal bands that make Metallica look like crap (well it's not like they need it anyway.)
Congrats to Metallica though. While I didn't care for their recent album, I heard Death Magnetic was much better than "Load" and far exceeded the pile of Manure they called "St. Anger."
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