Discussion in 'The Rec Room (Sports and Entertainment)' started by Flying Crane, Aug 17, 2008.
I dont know I think Raven, "pick your window" can be pretty darned phylisophical
OK, I'm going to go out on a limb, but I will have to disagree with that one. I would argue that because metal is supposed to be raw, the lyrics can be equally raw. I should also point out that in the metal genre there are specific bands (like Tool and maybe Rage Against the Machine) and specific songs have very artistic, intelligent and powerfull lyrics.
Just to throw out an example, I think Creeping Death is pretty interesting lyrically. The lyrics are from the point of view of the entity that God unleashed on the Egyptians on behalf of Moses.
I agree with the suggestions so far, I guess if your exposure to metallica has come from the radio I would start with the black album. That has most of the "radio hits" that really put them on the map to the general public.
I had always been a metallica fan, and I remember my sister stealing my black album in high school because metallica was suddenly the "in thing".
I remember being at a party a year or so after the Black Album came out, and someone put on For Whom The Bell Tolls.
Bandwagon fan: "Holy ****! Who is this?"
Bandwagon fan: "Really? I didn't know they had a new album out already!"
Me: *rolls eyes and goes to get another beer*
LOL. I remember having similar experiences.
Trivia: Who here knows what the original title for the "Kill 'em All" album was? Kreth can't answer 'cuz this is metal 101 and I'm sure he knows.
"Metal Up Your ***". The lawyers didn't like it, so they changed it to "Kill 'em All"... in reference to the lawyers.:rofl:
/Bought the Black album on release day
///The Japanese version included "So What" as a bonus track.
Give the man a cigar
-I'm willing to admit that it was 'Load' that got me into Metallica. 'Until it Sleeps' is my favorite Metallica song. From that album, I worked my way backwards to discover their previous work. Chances are, you can't like every single thing a band does. Well, maybe they're exceptions, but with a band like Metallica, having been around for many years now, its a lot of material. Funny how I look back in the 80s and see Metallica as heavy metal, and now think of them as hard rock. A change in perspective I guess.
I think they have changed from their heavy metal days to more of a hard rock sound. They have more of a mass appeal now as well after changing to more of a hard rock sound. This is why old fans always say that they
Ride the Lightning is good. Anything from thier early years is good. Anything after the Black cd is not as good. Check out a song called "Sanitarium". I think its on Master of Puppets cd. "For Whom the Bell Tolls" is a good song. Hope this helps you.
I wouldn't say that the Black cd was great. It was okay but not great. It definitely wasn't as good as Master of Puppets, Ride the Lightning, or Kill Em' All. How can you beat songs like Sanitarium, Battery, Master of Puppets, For Whom the Bell Tolls, and the instrumental song Orion.
If you like Metallica then check out Megadeath, Sepultura, Pantera, Slayer, Biohazard, Queensryche(sp?), Anthrax, and Judas Priest.
-Yeah I never looked at Metallica as having sold out. I saw 4 guys who were getting older, which brings experience, if nothing else, and trying different things with their music. And I think as accepted as heavy metal was, Metallica found a way to make harder music enjoyable for a wider audience. Especially with the Black Album. Load is what did it for me, there is even hard country song thats pretty good, and I hate country music. But yeah, some older fans were rather upset by that. There are many who were angsty teenagers wanting to rock out but then time passed. Are some people still channeling that angst into their 20s, 30s and beyond? Yep. But I think Metallica has simply grown up a bit, well, mostly grown older;-)
There newer stuff just isn't as "hard" as their earlier stuff. St. Anger cd sucked big time.
Ride the Lightning and Master of Puppets.
I WOULD NOT suggest you get the St. Anger album though and I'm a hardcore Metallica fan. :headbangin::bangahead:
I agree although I've never heard of Queensryche before...
You never heard Queensryche before.... Go out right now and buy Queensrÿche (the first album)..IMMEIDIATELY
And while your at it pick up Y&T Black Tiger too
I actually saw them in concert back in about 1993. It was OK, but Suicidal Tendencies as the opening act was just painfully bad...
Have to concur with Xue about Y&T. "Black Tiger" is a splendid album.
Queensryche are something of an aquired taste. Musically brilliant, their sound is just a little off 'beam' and takes some getting used to.
Again, tho' I have learned to tolerate them, I have never understood why Metallica got to be so famous when much better bands already existed e.g. the one they most copied, Black Sabbath.123
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