Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Wednesday Music #9: Metallica

Few bands are as widely known to the metal world as the perhaps well-named Metallica, which came together over three decades ago (1981) to rock the realm of thrash. Their line-up currently is James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett, and Robert Trujillo; they are still racking up years for the band.

Metallica has seen a lot of support from its fans in times some would consider a 'purer' Metallica, full of the unique thrash that these fans want to hear. The band has also witnessed a lot of anger, coincidentally, at St. Anger, Metallica's second-to-last album (at time-of-writing, early 2012). Recently, they have brought a bit of their fan-base back with their newest work, Death Magnetic, but the band has already sustained heavy damage.

What future lays in store for Metallica is up to the fans. If they are forgiving, Metallica may soon make a strong comeback. However, should fans stand stalwart on the matter, then we will likely see the end of a once-great band.

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Death Magnetic album art.


Metallica goes hard with lightning bolts.

Master of Puppets album art.

Metallica is a bit more than a garage band.

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