Join Date: Nov 2004
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Re: What Is Your Favorite Metallica Album???
I should probably say Ride The Lightning since Metallica has never done a trio of songs on one given album as great as Creeping Death, Fade To Black and For Whom The Bell Tolls. Never. The fact that those 3 songs exist on the SAME album is fucking astonishing. But on the other hand, half the album is TRASH. Ok, Ride The Lightning itself is good, not great, the rest of it....not good. The Call of Ktulu is the blandest instrumental they've done, nowhere near the likes of To Live Is To Die, Orion and Suicide and Redemption. Trapped Under Ice is at BEST mediocre, Fight Fire With Fire is bad, and sounds like a non Death Metal band trying to make Death Metal, why you'd want to imitate that shit is beyond me, and Escape is the worst song they've ever done outside of Hero Of The Day which is TEEEEERRRRRRIIIIIBBBBBBLLLLEEEEEE, and most of the utter fuckpoop on St. Anger.
So, does the utterly amazing outweigh a bigger amount of terrible? I'm more inclined to say no.
Master of Puppets and Kill 'Em All are my two favourite albums in terms of what I like beginning to end. I love parts of Justice but I'm not into the whole album like everyone else. It has a great trio like RTL, in One, TLITD and Harvester, and unlike RTL, the rest of the songs are, in fact, good, but apart from those 3 I hardly listen to anything else on there.
So when I compared the songs from best to worst on each album, Kill and Puppets, I found myself almost always picking the Puppets song, despite the fact that The Four Horsemen is my #1, absolute all time favourite Metallica song. Kill gets points for that, but I think I'll choose Puppets. However, I'll re-iterate what I said before, Ride The Lightning has the single strongest trio of songs on any Metallica album. If that album had held up the whole way through to even DECENT quality, it wouldn't even be CLOSE. It's a shame it evened out so poorly.
Last edited by Tyrion Lannister; 04-05-2013 at 12:38 AM.