Yep, the introduction of synths definitely disappointed a lot of metal fans in America.USA audience concerned, it was not the right time to go "middle age" and start experimenting. They wanted more of that Powerslave thing.
I'd argue that was probably inevitable. The onstage wardrobe was starting to come off more glammy than what they had in the early days.Yep, the introduction of synths definitely disappointed a lot of metal fans in America.
It was probably the time period when Metallica (and Megadeth and Slayer too) started to dominate over IM in terms of appeal and popularity to American metalheads.