What happened to Metallica?

United States
May 7, 2009 8:33pm CST
I'm just wondering what happened to Metallica? What I mean is if you compare something like the Master Of Puppets, Ride The Lightning, Kill 'Em All, and other albums to some of the more recent ones like Death Magnetic, the older songs and albums are WAY better. Why do YOU think Metallica is going down-hill music-wise? I still they that Death Magnetic is an awesome album, but the older ones are atleast 5 times better. My opinion is that they are just getting old, and don't have much "party" in them as they used to. What's your opinion?
6 responses
• United States
8 May 09
They stopped drinking. The older songs when they were under the influence and now they are on the wagon. It has changed their music but at least they might not die driving somewhere.
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@thezone (9451)
• Ireland
8 May 09
I would say they just got older, settled down and moved on from the old stuff. It does happen us all, when sometimes we can not be as wild as we used to be. But at least the music will stay with us.
• United States
8 May 09
Good point. Even if they move to some kind of techno-opera band, we still have all the older music.
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@thezone (9451)
• Ireland
8 May 09
Yes that is one thing that will never die, the music will always be with us.
@bigott (619)
• India
8 May 09
Being out from the scene for a long time simply affect their touch and originality .They dont seem to be the same band as they were before. But the best thing is they still workin togther.. i expect they can produce smthin better in their next album
• United States
8 May 09
I recently discovered I really love music and stuff in the past year, so I'm not that much experienced, so how long is it until a band comes out with a new album? Or does it just really depend on the band?
@bigott (619)
• India
8 May 09
well it take lot of factors into account 1 They must have atleast power number 2 Sucess of their previous album 3 Sucess of their live shows 4 Demands of the distributor meet with that of the manager These are the few conditions i guess..cheers
@wergild (189)
• Philippines
3 Jul 09
Dude we have to accept the fact that they are getting older and their thinking is very much different from what they think during their heyday. In fact, I appreciate more of what Metallica is today as compared to the yesterday. I don't even think they are selling out. every album they make represents what feels good at them at that time and that the magic of it all. Some bands are just sell-out because they make an album and it sells, they just keep making the same album as compared to Metallica who are willing to take risk. They're not going down hill, they just keep evolving. and as a true music fans, its something we should appreciate.
• United States
18 Jun 09
I agree old Metallica is uber better than the new stuff. Still like them but they seem kinda commercialized. Money is the all attractive stimulant. They still seem sort of angry but not so much in touch with the basic metal fan anymore.
• United States
31 May 09
I love metallica and always will. Thier new music just doesn't have what it once did. The age issue may be a factor, but I think the years of drinking has damaged lars throat. So he just doesn't have the sound he used to. Still awesome though.