Bunch of unpopular Metallica opinions coming....
Gotta get my Hater-Face on!
I'll put Slayer's first 5 full length records against Metallica's anyday. Same with Megadeth, Anthrax, Testament and Overkill. Great, great records but their contemporaries never got their due. Metallica is hard rock thrash and easily the most boring member of the Big 4.
Somebody explain the appeal of post '89 Metallica to me. Please. I gladly take John Bush Anthrax over it.
How have they remained the biggest metal band in the world? No band has EVER rested on its laurels as much as Metallica. Everything they did in the 1990s was a watered down blatant cash grab to absolute shit. Symphony orchestra gimmick, really? So hack, so cheesy.
St. Anger, Death Magnetic and Lulu is the worst three album run in American thrash.
Kirk Hammett is a hack. Lars Ulrich is a disgrace compared to his contemporaries. Guys like Sandoval, Hoglan, Lombardo and Benante. He is an embarrassment compared to what modern metal has been producing lately.
The most talented member of Metallica has always been the bassist. JASON NEWSTED. Yeah, I said it. Newsted's pick playing should have elevated this band to a whole new level. Instead they hazed the shit out of him and the fans have rejected him. Everybody is in denial about Cliff Burton's skill level. Look, he died in a car accident. He didn't get canonized as a saint, people. Newsted-Trujillon-Burton. Stop worshiping Burton's corpse. It isn't a big insult to say Burton is 3rd when the other two smoke the shit out of almost every metal guy who ever picked up a bass, so settle down.
Replace these lame fuckers with Testament or Overkill in the Big 4. So many LAZY people making it big.