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Why is it that ppl think Metallica Sold out?

Discussion in 'Old School Metal Discussion' started by HateCrew666, Feb 26, 2006.

  1. HateCrew666

    HateCrew666 Member

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    If Metallica sold out, then why the hell would they keep playing music everybody hated...all the metalheads thought they sold out on the black album...all the stupid preppies thought they sold out on the load--and i think they were just playing from the heart--

    What do you guys think?

    If you feel strongly about them selling out and that im an idiot...please do not annihilate me.:Spin:
     
  2. Death Animal

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    I think black is still good album. Maybi they just tired to make good music.:D
    Naah when CLiff Burton Died Metallica`s Soul died also.
    Or something like that.:ill:
     
  3. zeppelin

    zeppelin pǝƃuɐq ǝq ɹo ƃuɐq

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    omg not again
     
  4. TRrEiTxIxRiE DTrash

    TRrEiTxIxRiE DTrash New Metal Member

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    I disagree that they "sold out" because at that point in their career they could've made just as much money still churning out thrash, they had such a huge legion of fans.

    I think they just had a change of heart about what they wanted to play. It's no secret that James loves southern rock, Kirk has lots of varied classic rock & hard rock influences, etc and they wanted to explore that rather than churn out another 8-9 track album of thrash metal riffs.

    Personally I don't like Load or Reload because they aren't my thing (then again I don't listen to much Metallica at all and I think the Black album is their best in terms of songwriting), but they weren't so much a "sell out" as they were an artistic shift I reckon.
     
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    What you don´t like childrens.
     
  6. Wyrd1

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    Ok Metallica change of musical direction was not as pronounced as say Pantera, however, to some degree they have "sold out". The problem comes when defining "sold out". To each person it means different things. Personally I suspect that with the success of TBA, they got a real good taste of the good life and wanted to maintain their new lifestyle and there would be no way that thrash could have done that.

    Their change of hearts on issues such as video's and file sharing (tape sharing) certainly smacks of hypocrisy.
     
  7. Chris]#

    Chris]# Obire Pestis

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    They just got called sellouts because they had the balls to experiment and not play just metal all the time. Load and Reload are good albums. The 80's stuff is the best though.
     
  8. wdiv

    wdiv Rattlehead

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    WTF does that have to do with anything?
     
  9. Teh Grimace

    Teh Grimace New Metal Member

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    (^ threadstarter's name is a COB reference)
     
  10. SickBoy

    SickBoy Croatian Panzer division

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    I disagree...
    Their old thrash style wouldn't draw as much fans as much more accessible stripped down songwriting on Black. Especially ballad like Nothing Else Matters :)yuk: ) drew in hordes of girls, who always have a soft spot for ballads.
    I remember, I was in 8th grade when it was released and until then only a handful of people were listening to Metallica or metal in general, but after heavy MTV rotation and Nothing Else Matters all the girls in school embraced them, along with Skid Row and GNR.
     
  11. Wyvern

    Wyvern Master of Disaster
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    Same here. everybody knows how I feel pass on the beat this time
     
  12. #1_Droogie

    #1_Droogie Member

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    Hawk, can we get a ban on Metallica threads for at least two months?:loco:

    I don't mind talking about Metallica at all, I love their older material, but the thing that gets me is the people these threads draw. I have no problem with anybody, until they give me a reason to. Please do not come to UMOS, boasting a prestige of courtesy and civility, and flame people like this is General Discussion.
     
  13. Walter_Langkowski

    Walter_Langkowski Neuroses Facilitator

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    :lol: :lol: :lol:


    I'm not touching this one with a ten foot pole. I'm a nice guy...:saint:
     
  14. Wyvern

    Wyvern Master of Disaster
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    Agree we (and I mean we cause I'm one of the fiercest bashers) have flogged the dead horse so much there's no even bones left in the carcass (unrelated with the grind/death band).

    Let's move on, so much music out there and so little time to enjoy :headbang:
     
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  16. Fredy_Brown

    Fredy_Brown The Line Begins To blur.

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    Q:Why is it that ppl think Metallica Sold out?
    A:Cause they hafe fucking more money than them.
     
  17. LOS MAGANDOS

    LOS MAGANDOS Member

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    how could such a good band get so shit ?? everything post puppets sucks donkey dick....(a few tracks on Justice are good).

    without Cliff they were and still are lost.
     
  18. Fredy_Brown

    Fredy_Brown The Line Begins To blur.

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    Actually St.Anger is their best work so far :)
     
  19. Mxgonzo

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    I agree, so many other bands out there to bash.:D
     
  20. T_man357

    T_man357 Locked & Loaded

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    I don't think you're an idiot...And your opinion is yours...

    But listen to Kill 'Em All and then listen to St. Anger. My opinion is if that's what's in their hearts now maybe it's time to quit!! And if I really want to get sick to my stomach I'll rent the Anger DVD.

     

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