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View Poll Results: What is your favorite Metallica album?
Kill' Em All 20 15.87%
Ride the Lightning 27 21.43%
Master of Puppets 37 29.37%
And Justice for All 12 9.52%
Metallica (Black Album) 22 17.46%
Load 1 0.79%
Reload 1 0.79%
St. Anger 5 3.97%
Death Magnetic 1 0.79%
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Old 06-19-2014, 10:47 PM   #151 (permalink)
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Hope that I told that story well with those smilies, but it was a little rude of me.

I, like Batlord, also didn't realize that picking St. Anger would get someone banned. I mean, c'mon, man, it's only the guy's choice, give'em a break!
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Old 06-20-2014, 02:48 PM   #152 (permalink)
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Let's all celebrate that nobody chose Death Magnetic.
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Old 06-20-2014, 03:50 PM   #153 (permalink)
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Why would they? At least St. Anger had a personality of its own, Death Magnetic was just a cheap attempt at throwing everything they'd already done into a blender to try to please everybody.
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Old 06-24-2014, 10:04 PM   #154 (permalink)
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Even more of my thoughts:

If I was going to rank the riffs and/or guitar playing on Metallica's first four, AJFA would far and away be #1, followed by KEA, MOP, and way, way behind the others, and in dead last by far, would be RTL. The riffs for "Seek and Destroy," "Master of Puppets," and "...And Justice For All" are permanently etched in my brain forever, but if you asked me to recall a riff for any song from RTL is, I wouldn't have any clue.

Wait, that may not be true. After about a minute of seriously thinking about it, I can recall-wait never mind, I was thinking of the riff to "Disposable Heroes" lol. Yeah so I seriously can't remember the riff for any song from RTL.


I don't know what it is about that album, but it is easily my least played Metallica album, and I barely listen to it outside "Call of Ktulu" which is the only mainstay from that album for me.

I'm not going to say anything like AJFA should have more votes and RTL should have less, but can I at least offer forward the idea that AJFA contains some (some) of Metallica's most brutal material? Do other fans not lose it when they hear "Harvester of Sorrow," "To Live Is To Die," or "Dyers Eve?" Are Hetfield's vocals on "...And Justice" not one of his best performances?
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Even more of my thoughts:

If I was going to rank the riffs and/or guitar playing on Metallica's first four, AJFA would far and away be #1, followed by KEA, MOP, and way, way behind the others, and in dead last by far, would be RTL. The riffs for "Seek and Destroy," "Master of Puppets," and "...And Justice For All" are permanently etched in my brain forever, but if you asked me to recall a riff for any song from RTL is, I wouldn't have any clue.

Wait, that may not be true. After about a minute of seriously thinking about it, I can recall-wait never mind, I was thinking of the riff to "Disposable Heroes" lol. Yeah so I seriously can't remember the riff for any song from RTL.


I don't know what it is about that album, but it is easily my least played Metallica album, and I barely listen to it outside "Call of Ktulu" which is the only mainstay from that album for me.

I'm not going to say anything like AJFA should have more votes and RTL should have less, but can I at least offer forward the idea that AJFA contains some (some) of Metallica's most brutal material? Do other fans not lose it when they hear "Harvester of Sorrow," "To Live Is To Die," or "Dyers Eve?" Are Hetfield's vocals on "...And Justice" not one of his best performances?
You really can't recall any riffs from RTL? Not even "For Whom the Bell Tolls"? I think of that as one of their most iconic riffs.
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You really can't recall any riffs from RTL? Not even "For Whom the Bell Tolls"? I think of that as one of their most iconic riffs.
As well as Fade To Black, which was their first power ballad. The opening riff is VERY iconic if you ask me.
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And the opening riff of the title track is one of the coolest things I've ever heard.
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And the opening riff of the title track is one of the coolest things I've ever heard.
This. I will agree with this. That riff is indeed awesome, but I really can't stand the rest of that song after...

OH. I think I may have just identified what my problem with that entire album is: Hetfield's singing.


Take these lyrics for example, taken from "Ride The Lightning"

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Oh please God help me
They are trying to take it all away
I don't want to die
When Hetfield sings the 'I don't want to die' part, it makes me want to take this album and throw it in the trash. He sounds SO BAD to me, and this happens throughout this entire album.
If you don't understand what I'm talking about, try listening to "Motorbreath" and you'll notice the difference. Hell, "Fight Fire With Fire" is dramatically different (better) I think.

I think the issue is that Hetfield is actually trying to bear some semblance of harmony, but I can't say I'm a fan of the results. I'll give him credit for trying though and I all fairness I don't have a problem with him singing on "Fade To Black," (but that's not saying much because I'm not a fan every other part of that song), it's just when he does it on basically every other song from that album it sounds terrible. I guess this would explain why "Call of Ktulu" is my favorite song: because there's no singing lol.
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This. I will agree with this. That riff is indeed awesome, but I really can't stand the rest of that song after...

OH. I think I may have just identified what my problem with that entire album is: Hetfield's singing.


Take these lyrics for example, taken from "Ride The Lightning"



When Hetfield sings the 'I don't want to die' part, it makes me want to take this album and throw it in the trash. He sounds SO BAD to me, and this happens throughout this entire album.
If you don't understand what I'm talking about, try listening to "Motorbreath" and you'll notice the difference. Hell, "Fight Fire With Fire" is dramatically different (better) I think.

I think the issue is that Hetfield is actually trying to bear some semblance of harmony, but I can't say I'm a fan of the results. I'll give him credit for trying though and I all fairness I don't have a problem with him singing on "Fade To Black," (but that's not saying much because I'm not a fan every other part of that song), it's just when he does it on basically every other song from that album it sounds terrible. I guess this would explain why "Call of Ktulu" is my favorite song: because there's no singing lol.
Hetfield's singing is one of the worst things about Metallica in general. At least RtL and MoP hit an okay spot somewhere in between the haven't-hit-puberty-yet vocals of K'EA and the constant-ah attempt-ah at trying-ah to sound-ah gruff-ah on all subsequent albums.
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**** you both. Hetfield was one of metal great vocalists.
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