Originally Posted by TheBig3KilledMyRainDog
Well i think they get an unfair shake. Everyone bitchs about them but they gave me a ton of musical treasures. They've done quite a bit for music and they're treated like hacks.
They should have ceased from making music after their original bassist passed away during the time of "Master of Puppet's" release. It seems that everything afterwards made them sellouts or otherwise figures of ridicule: Making a video for "One," from "...And Justice For All"; streamlining their sound, becoming a pop act with the Black Album; becoming very confused with "Load" and "Reload," the infamous Napster brouhaha, and we all know what happened with St. Anger. It doesn't help that they've been photographed coming out of A-list stores in downtown New York.
The point is that they are no longer [quality] Thrash, in attitude as in sound. It seems they lost their honesty when they lost their youth, which is what happened with U2. U2 was a fantastic band before The Joshua Tree, and they did release a pretty good album in "Achtung Baby," but Bono has become a caricature, a satire, of who he used to be.