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You're not wrong. Still a band though. Of sorts. If Frank taught us anything its that humour belongs in music. As a wise, bitter man once said; it is what it is.Still more of a show than a band.
They played a pretty big role in getting me into metal, but at the time I wasn't big on listening to entire albums except stuff like Rust In Peace and The Number of the Beast et al. The more I got into the genre, the less Metallica appealed to me, so by the time the album became my main mode of listening - which started around the time I went through Maiden and Death's discographies - I had left Metallica far behind.
This is a big surprise. How have you managed to avoid listening to Metallica's discography so far?
Exactly, but it wasn't my introduction to Metallica. The first songs I heard from them were "Enter Sandman" (which I thought was solid), "One" (didn't turn me on back then), "For Whom The Bell Tolls" (blew. my. fucking. mind.), and "Master of Puppets" (thought it was pretty great). After that I skimmed through a bunch of different tracks, the more popular ones and what-have-you. I've only listened to those two albums in full out of interest. Lulu had good ideas but not the best execution (I gave it something around the 5/10 mark) and St. Anger is still the worst album I've ever heard (IIRC it was like a 1.8/10).That's also not a great introduction to Metallica....
I had almost the exact same opinions of these songs when I first got into Metallica. "One" did absolutely nothing for me back then and, if I'm completely honest, still doesn't."Enter Sandman" (which I thought was solid), "One" (didn't turn me on back then)... "Master of Puppets" (thought it was pretty great)
It's funny because that first listen was boring as hell (heard it on an active rock radio station around here) but that's the only time I've ever felt that way. I think it's a pretty solid song now."One" did absolutely nothing for me back then and, if I'm completely honest, still doesn't.
They are certainly a gateway band for many Metal fans. I went through a big Metallica phase for a couple of years in my teens where I thought they were the bees knees but then went off them for a while. I was friends with some guys at school who had a Metallica covers band and I got sick of Metallica songs for a while. It took a couple of years for Metallica to grow on me again, but I don't consider them to be one of my favourite bands.They played a pretty big role in getting me into metal,