History Music / Metallica

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** During the Load tour, a mash-up of older songs called "Kill/Ride Medley" was frequently used.

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** During the Load tour, a mash-up of older songs called "Kill/Ride Medley" was frequently used. Similarly, a medley of ''Justice'' songs was performed during the Black Album tour; a version of this can be found on ''Live Shit: Binge & Purge''.
22nd May '16 8:31:57 PM CassandraLeo
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** On early pressings of ''Music/MasterOfPuppets'', they featured a parody of {{Content Warning}}s:
--->''The only track you probably won't want to play is "Damage, Inc." due to the multiple use of the infamous "F" word. Otherwise, there aren't any "Shits", "Fucks", "Pisses", "Cunts", "Motherfuckers" or "Cocksuckers" anywhere on this record.''
::: Comedy buffs will note that this list contains six of Creator/GeorgeCarlin's SevenDirtyWords. Which one was excluded? "Tits", the one Carlin said "doesn't even belong on the list".
22nd May '16 8:13:06 PM CassandraLeo
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* FilkSong: "The Four Horsemen," "Creeping Death", (both invoke ''Literature/TheBible''), "Welcome Home (Sanitarium)" (''Film/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest''), "One" (''Literature/JohnnyGotHisGun''), "The Memory Remains" (''Film/SunsetBoulevard''), "For Whom the Bell Tolls" (Creator/ErnestHemingway) and "The Thing That Should Not Be" (Creator/HPLovecraft, with even parts of his text). Lovecraft's mythology is returned to with "All Nightmare Long" from ''Death Magnetic'', which is about the Hounds of Tindalos, and of course there's also "[[Literature/TheCallOfCthulhu The Call of Ktulu]] (sic)", whose alternate spelling is a reference to the way the band pronounces it.

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* FilkSong: "The Four Horsemen," "Creeping Death", (both invoke ''Literature/TheBible''), "Welcome Home (Sanitarium)" (''Film/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest''), "One" (''Literature/JohnnyGotHisGun''), "The Memory Remains" (''Film/SunsetBoulevard''), "For Whom the Bell Tolls" (Creator/ErnestHemingway) and "The Thing That Should Not Be" (Creator/HPLovecraft, with even parts of his text). Lovecraft's mythology is returned to with "All Nightmare Long" from ''Death Magnetic'', which is about the Hounds of Tindalos, and of course there's also "[[Literature/TheCallOfCthulhu The Call of Ktulu]] (sic)", whose alternate spelling is in part a reference to the way the band pronounces it.it and in part a case of MediumAwareness (see FunetikAksent below).
19th May '16 12:48:35 PM CassandraLeo
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* AudienceParticipationSong: It's actually harder to name Metallica songs that ''haven't'' become this at one point or another. "Seek And Destroy", "Enter Sandman" (especially if you're an old-school {{Wrestling/ECW}} fan or a fan of Virginia Tech football), "Creeping Death", "Master of Puppets", and "The Memory Remains" are some of the most prominent. "Suicide & Redemption", ''an instrumental'', became one during Metallica's first ever live performance of it without the band even calling for it, when the crowd started singing the melodic, slow solo in the middle of the song.

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* AudienceParticipationSong: It's actually harder to name Metallica songs that ''haven't'' become this at one point or another. "Seek And and Destroy", "Enter Sandman" (especially if you're an old-school {{Wrestling/ECW}} fan or a fan of Virginia Tech football), "Creeping Death", "Master of Puppets", and "The Memory Remains" are some of the most prominent. "Suicide & Redemption", ''an instrumental'', became one during Metallica's first ever live performance of it without the band even calling for it, when the crowd started singing the melodic, slow solo in the middle of the song.



* MythologyGag: The bonus disc ''Demo Magnetic'' has demo versions of all of the songs from ''Death Magnetic'', with different titles. The title that the demo version of "Suicide And Redemption" (a long instrumental) goes by is "[=K2LU=]", an apparent reference to that other long instrumental "The Call of Ktulu".

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* MythologyGag: The bonus disc ''Demo Magnetic'' has demo versions of all of the songs from ''Death Magnetic'', with different titles. The title that the demo version of "Suicide And & Redemption" (a long instrumental) goes by is "[=K2LU=]", an apparent reference to that other long instrumental "The Call of Ktulu".



* ContemplateOurNavels: Started with [[TropesAreNotBad "Dyers Eve"]] from ''...And Justice for All''. Increased on the Black Album and the ''Load'' and ''[=ReLoad=]'' years, reaching its peak on ''[[CreatorBreakdown St. Anger]]'' [[CreatorBreakdown and]] ''[[CreatorBreakdownSome Kind of Monster]]''.

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* ContemplateOurNavels: Started with [[TropesAreNotBad "Dyers Eve"]] from ''...And Justice for All''. Increased on the Black Album and the ''Load'' and ''[=ReLoad=]'' years, reaching its peak on ''[[CreatorBreakdown St. Anger]]'' [[CreatorBreakdown and]] ''[[CreatorBreakdownSome ''[[CreatorBreakdown Some Kind of Monster]]''.
18th May '16 12:41:33 PM CassandraLeo
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Their latest album, ''Death Magnetic'', is the most in-character effort they've had in years, but is a casualty of the LoudnessWar, and whether it's any good depends entirely on [[BrokenBase who you ask]]. In 2011, they collaborated with Music/LouReed on ''Lulu'', which has been panned by just about everyone that has an opinion on it. In 2012, to tie into their 30th anniversary mega-reunion shows, they released ''Beyond Magnetic'', an EP consisting of four songs left over from the studio sessions for ''Death Magnetic''. On 30 November the same year, they left Creator/WarnerBrosRecords (where they'd been since being signed to subsidiary Creator/ElektraRecords in 1984), with the rights to all their studio albums, master recordings and videos, and formed a new independent label, Blackened Recordings. Its first release, a month later, was ''Quebec Magnetic'', a live DVD culled from two performances in Quebec City in 2009.

Metallica is perhaps best known for its somewhat turbulent relationship with its [[BrokenBase fans]]. Some of this is the result of their long career and their experimentation with other musical styles. The fan-base tends to divide thusly: "hardcore" metalheads that stay away from anything after ''Justice'', or after ''Master'' if they're not into prog-metal (Hetfield even mentioned in interviews that the band lost some especially vocal fans after the acoustic guitar intro on "Fade To Black"); fans who got into the band with the Black Album and like their anthemic '90s style better; those who uncritically love everything the band releases; and some who seem to exist solely to antagonise the band and other fans.

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Their latest album, ''Death Magnetic'', is the most in-character effort they've had in years, but is a casualty of the LoudnessWar, and whether it's any good depends entirely on [[BrokenBase who you ask]]. In 2011, they collaborated with Music/LouReed on ''Lulu'', which has been panned by just about everyone that has an opinion on it.it (except, strangely, Music/DavidBowie, who loved it and cited it as an influence on his own last album, ''Music/{{Blackstar}}''). In 2012, to tie into their 30th anniversary mega-reunion shows, they released ''Beyond Magnetic'', an EP consisting of four songs left over from the studio sessions for ''Death Magnetic''. On 30 November the same year, they left Creator/WarnerBrosRecords (where they'd been since being signed to subsidiary Creator/ElektraRecords in 1984), with the rights to all their studio albums, master recordings and videos, and formed a new independent label, Blackened Recordings. Its first release, a month later, was ''Quebec Magnetic'', a live DVD culled from two performances in Quebec City in 2009.

Metallica is perhaps best known for its somewhat turbulent relationship with its [[BrokenBase fans]]. Some of this is the result of their long career and their experimentation with other musical styles. The fan-base tends to divide thusly: "hardcore" metalheads that stay away from anything after ''Justice'', or after ''Master'' if they're not into prog-metal (Hetfield even mentioned in interviews that the band lost some especially vocal fans after the acoustic guitar intro on "Fade To to Black"); fans who got into the band with the Black Album and like their anthemic '90s style better; those who uncritically love everything the band releases; and some who seem to exist solely to antagonise the band and other fans.



* 1988 - ''...And Justice For All''

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* 1988 - ''...And Justice For for All''



* 2010 - ''The Big Four: Live From Sofia, Bulgaria'' [[note]]Also features Music/{{Anthrax}}, Music/{{Megadeth}} and Music/{{Slayer}}[[/note]]

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* 2010 - ''The Big Four: Live From from Sofia, Bulgaria'' [[note]]Also features Music/{{Anthrax}}, Music/{{Megadeth}} and Music/{{Slayer}}[[/note]]



* AudienceParticipationSong: It's actually harder to name Metallica songs that ''haven't'' become this at one point or another. "Seek And Destroy", "Enter Sandman" (especially if you're an old-school {{Wrestling/ECW}} fan or a fan of Virginia Tech football), "Creeping Death", "Master Of Puppets", and "The Memory Remains" are some of the most prominent. "Suicide & Redemption", ''an instrumental'', became one during Metallica's first ever live performance of it without the band even calling for it, when the crowd started singing the melodic, slow solo in the middle of the song.

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* AudienceParticipationSong: It's actually harder to name Metallica songs that ''haven't'' become this at one point or another. "Seek And Destroy", "Enter Sandman" (especially if you're an old-school {{Wrestling/ECW}} fan or a fan of Virginia Tech football), "Creeping Death", "Master Of of Puppets", and "The Memory Remains" are some of the most prominent. "Suicide & Redemption", ''an instrumental'', became one during Metallica's first ever live performance of it without the band even calling for it, when the crowd started singing the melodic, slow solo in the middle of the song.



* ClusterFBomb: Every one in the band dropped the F bomb at least once per sentence in the early days, as can heard on ''Live Shit: Binge And Purge''. They were surprisingly restrained about it at the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert, though.

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* ClusterFBomb: Every one in the band dropped the F bomb at least once per sentence in the early days, as can heard on ''Live Shit: Binge And and Purge''. They were surprisingly restrained about it at the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert, though.



** Metallica's struggle with alcohol was a significant reason for their nasty split with Dave Mustaine. "Some Kind Of Monster" (the song) was in part about how years of that lifestyle frays a person.

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** Metallica's struggle with alcohol was a significant reason for their nasty split with Dave Mustaine. "Some Kind Of of Monster" (the song) was in part about how years of that lifestyle frays a person.



* StepUpToTheMicrophone: On the "Wherever We May Rome" tour and the tour for ''Load'', Music/JasonNewsted would sing "Seek And Destroy" and "Whiplash." On ''very'' rare occasions, the entire band does a Chinese fire drill for "Am I Evil?" with Lars on lead vocals.

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* StepUpToTheMicrophone: On the "Wherever We May Rome" tour and the tour for ''Load'', Music/JasonNewsted would sing "Seek And and Destroy" and "Whiplash." On ''very'' rare occasions, the entire band does a Chinese fire drill for "Am I Evil?" with Lars on lead vocals.



* SurvivorGuilt: It's thought that a great deal of James' angst in the post-''Puppets'' albums stems from having survived the bus accident that took Cliff's life. In their ''Behind The Music'' special, Kirk revealed that earlier that evening, the band had gotten into a mild argument about the sleeping arrangements and had drawn cards to determine who would sleep where. Cliff drew the highest card and claimed Kirk's bunk, which, due to faulty mounting and poor reinforcement of the window, led to his being partially ejected from the bus and killed.

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* SurvivorGuilt: It's thought that a great deal of James' angst in the post-''Puppets'' albums stems from having survived the bus accident that took Cliff's life. In their ''Behind The the Music'' special, Kirk revealed that earlier that evening, the band had gotten into a mild argument about the sleeping arrangements and had drawn cards to determine who would sleep where. Cliff drew the highest card and claimed Kirk's bunk, which, due to faulty mounting and poor reinforcement of the window, led to his being partially ejected from the bus and killed.



* TheMovie: ''Metallica: Through The Never'' is a feature-length film by the band that follows the story of Trip, a young Metallica roadie who embarks upon a surreal adventure while on an urgent mission for the band. The film also features concert footage from Metallica concerts held in August of 2012. The film is described as being inspired by the Music/LedZeppelin movie ''Film/TheSongRemainsTheSame.''
* MythologyGag: The bonus disc ''Demo Magnetic'' has demo versions of all of the songs from ''Death Magnetic'', with different titles. The title that the demo version of "Suicide And Redemption" (a long instrumental) goes by is "[=K2LU=]", an apparent reference to that other long instrumental "The Call Of Ktulu".

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* TheMovie: ''Metallica: Through The the Never'' is a feature-length film by the band that follows the story of Trip, a young Metallica roadie who embarks upon a surreal adventure while on an urgent mission for the band. The film also features concert footage from Metallica concerts held in August of 2012. The film is described as being inspired by the Music/LedZeppelin movie ''Film/TheSongRemainsTheSame.''
* MythologyGag: The bonus disc ''Demo Magnetic'' has demo versions of all of the songs from ''Death Magnetic'', with different titles. The title that the demo version of "Suicide And Redemption" (a long instrumental) goes by is "[=K2LU=]", an apparent reference to that other long instrumental "The Call Of of Ktulu".



** Flemming Rasmussen for ''Music/RideTheLightning'' (only engineered), ''Music/MasterOfPuppets'', and ''...And Justice For All''.
** Bob Rock on all albums from ''The Black Album'' to ''Some Kind Of Monster'' (even playing bass on ''St. Anger'').

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** Flemming Rasmussen for ''Music/RideTheLightning'' (only engineered), ''Music/MasterOfPuppets'', and ''...And Justice For for All''.
** Bob Rock on all albums from ''The Black Album'' to ''Some Kind Of of Monster'' (even playing bass on ''St. Anger'').



* {{Rockumentary}}: ''Some Kind Of Monster''.

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* {{Rockumentary}}: ''Some Kind Of of Monster''.



* SignatureStyle: Graphic artist [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pushead Pushead's]] work is so synonymous with Metallica's image that the band really doesn't need a {{Mascot}} like Music/{{Megadeth}}'s Vic Rattlehead or Music/IronMaiden's Eddie The Head.
* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: Arguably the point behind ''Metallica''. Besides Hammett's comment about the songs being "too fucking long" and his claim that one of the band members swore that they'd never play "...And Justice For All" (the song) again after a gruelling concert (he also mentioned "[[EndingFatigue seeing the front row start to yawn by the 8th minute]]"), Hetfield recounted that they were encouraged to actually pursue the direction when they saw that a previously HairMetal-infected Creator/{{MTV}} was showing harder {{Grunge}} stuff.

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* SignatureStyle: Graphic artist [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pushead Pushead's]] work is so synonymous with Metallica's image that the band really doesn't need a {{Mascot}} like Music/{{Megadeth}}'s Vic Rattlehead or Music/IronMaiden's Eddie The the Head.
* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: Arguably the point behind ''Metallica''. Besides Hammett's comment about the songs being "too fucking long" and his claim that one of the band members swore that they'd never play "...And Justice For for All" (the song) again after a gruelling concert (he also mentioned "[[EndingFatigue seeing the front row start to yawn by the 8th minute]]"), Hetfield recounted that they were encouraged to actually pursue the direction when they saw that a previously HairMetal-infected Creator/{{MTV}} was showing harder {{Grunge}} stuff.



** Used in the recording sessions shown on ''Some Kind of Monster'', and lampshaded in the film ''Some Kind Of Monster'' when James noticed someone misspelled "Metallica" to read "Metllica"

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** Used in the recording sessions shown on ''Some Kind of Monster'', and lampshaded in the film ''Some Kind Of of Monster'' when James noticed someone misspelled "Metallica" to read "Metllica"



* ArcWords: 17 years apart, but they're there: "Fuck it all and fucking no regrets" from "Damage Inc." (1986) and "St. Anger"'s title track (2003).

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* ArcWords: 17 years apart, but they're there: "Fuck it all and fucking no regrets" from "Damage Inc." (1986) and "St. Anger"'s ''St. Anger''[='=]s title track (2003).



* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: "King Nothing" includes the lines, "Careful what you wish you may regret it/Careful what you wish you just might get it"

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* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: "King Nothing" includes the lines, "Careful what you wish you wish/You may regret it/Careful what you wish you wish/You just might get it"



* ContemplateOurNavels: Started with [[TropesAreNotBad "Dyers Eve"]] from ''...And Justice For All''. Increased on the Black Album and the ''Load'' and ''[=ReLoad=]'' years, reaching its peak on [[CreatorBreakdown "St. Anger" and "Some Kind Of Monster"]].

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* ContemplateOurNavels: Started with [[TropesAreNotBad "Dyers Eve"]] from ''...And Justice For for All''. Increased on the Black Album and the ''Load'' and ''[=ReLoad=]'' years, reaching its peak on ''[[CreatorBreakdown St. Anger]]'' [[CreatorBreakdown "St. Anger" and "Some and]] ''[[CreatorBreakdownSome Kind Of Monster"]].of Monster]]''.



* CosmicHorrorStory: The band has ''three'' pieces, two lyrical and one instrumental, directly inspired by the CthulhuMythos, of which Kirk Hammett and Cliff Burton are/were huge fans: "The Call Of Ktulu" from ''Music/RideTheLightning'' and "The Thing That Should Not Be" from ''Music/MasterOfPuppets'', and "All Nightmare Long," from ''Death Magnetic'', which was inspired by the Hounds of Tindalos, though most people [[MusicVideoOvershadowing just remember the zombies from the video]].

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* CosmicHorrorStory: The band has ''three'' pieces, two lyrical and one instrumental, directly inspired by the CthulhuMythos, of which Kirk Hammett and Cliff Burton are/were huge fans: "The Call Of of Ktulu" from ''Music/RideTheLightning'' and "The Thing That Should Not Be" from ''Music/MasterOfPuppets'', and "All Nightmare Long," from ''Death Magnetic'', which was inspired by the Hounds of Tindalos, though most people [[MusicVideoOvershadowing just remember the zombies from the video]].



* DeathRow: "Ride The Lightning" which is about execution by the electric chair.

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* DeathRow: "Ride The the Lightning" which is about execution by the electric chair.



* DrugsAreBad: "Master Of Puppets"

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* DrugsAreBad: "Master Of of Puppets"



* {{Eagleland}}: ''And Justice For All'' (the album) is a Type 2. "Don't Tread On Me" from ''The Black Album'' is a Type 1. James said they wrote the latter in response to the anti-American vibe that the former had given and that, even though he feels there is a lot of bad stuff in America, he still considers himself lucky to live there.

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* {{Eagleland}}: ''And ''...And Justice For for All'' (the album) is a Type 2. "Don't Tread On on Me" from ''The Black Album'' is a Type 1. James said they wrote the latter in response to the anti-American vibe that the former had given and that, even though he feels there is a lot of bad stuff in America, he still considers himself lucky to live there.



* TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt: "The Four Horsemen", "Fight Fire With Fire", and "Blackened".

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* TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt: "The Four Horsemen", "Fight Fire With with Fire", and "Blackened".



* FilkSong: "The Four Horsemen," "Creeping Death", (both invoke ''Literature/TheBible''), "Welcome Home (Sanitarium)" (''Film/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest''), "One" (''Literature/JohnnyGotHisGun''), "The Memory Remains" (''Film/SunsetBoulevard''), "For Whom The Bell Tolls" (Creator/ErnestHemingway) and "The Thing That Should Not Be" (Creator/HPLovecraft, with even parts of his text).
* FireAndBrimstoneHell: "Jump In The Fire" which is sung from the perspective of {{Satan}}.

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* FilkSong: "The Four Horsemen," "Creeping Death", (both invoke ''Literature/TheBible''), "Welcome Home (Sanitarium)" (''Film/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest''), "One" (''Literature/JohnnyGotHisGun''), "The Memory Remains" (''Film/SunsetBoulevard''), "For Whom The the Bell Tolls" (Creator/ErnestHemingway) and "The Thing That Should Not Be" (Creator/HPLovecraft, with even parts of his text).
text). Lovecraft's mythology is returned to with "All Nightmare Long" from ''Death Magnetic'', which is about the Hounds of Tindalos, and of course there's also "[[Literature/TheCallOfCthulhu The Call of Ktulu]] (sic)", whose alternate spelling is a reference to the way the band pronounces it.
* FireAndBrimstoneHell: "Jump In The in the Fire" which is sung from the perspective of {{Satan}}.



* GetItOverWith: "Ride The Lightning"

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* GetItOverWith: "Ride The the Lightning"



* AGodAmI: From "Ride The Lightning" which denounces capital punishment.
-->Who made you God to say\\
I'll take your life from you
* GoodbyeCruelWorld: "Fade To Black" is about someone on the verge of committing suicide in despair.
* GreyAndGrayMorality: "[[WarIsHell For Whom The Bell Tolls]]"

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* AGodAmI: From "Ride The Lightning" the Lightning", which denounces capital punishment.
punishment:
-->Who made you God to say\\
I'll
say,\\
"I'll
take your life from you
you"?
* GoodbyeCruelWorld: "Fade To to Black" is about someone on the verge of committing suicide in despair.
* GreyAndGrayMorality: "[[WarIsHell For Whom The the Bell Tolls]]"



* HeavyMeta: "Hit The Lights", "Whiplash", and "Metal Militia" from ''Kill 'Em All'', their cover of "Helpless" from ''Garage Days Re-Revisited''

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* HeavyMeta: "Hit The the Lights", "Whiplash", and "Metal Militia" from ''Kill 'Em All'', their cover of "Helpless" from ''Garage Days Re-Revisited''Re-Revisited'', their cover of "It's Electric" from ''Garage Inc.''



* IntercourseWithYou / HormoneAddledTeenager: Mostly averted. However, "The Four Horsemen" was originally called "The Mechanix", filled with {{double entendre}}s about sex in an [[AutoErotica auto mechanic shop]]. It was released in the original form on Music/{{Megadeth}}'s debut album,''Killing Is My Business...and Business Is Good''. Additionally, "Jump In The Fire", a song sung from {{Satan}}'s perspective, was originally about teenage sexual frustration; this version can be heard on the ''No Life 'Til Leather'' demo. Notably, this one also had its origins with Dave Mustaine. Meanwhile, the only publicly released Metallica song that is clearly about sex is "Devil's Dance," which uses the image of Satan tempting followers as a metaphor for somebody soliciting sex.

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* IntercourseWithYou / HormoneAddledTeenager: Mostly averted. However, "The Four Horsemen" was originally called "The Mechanix", filled with {{double entendre}}s about sex in an [[AutoErotica auto mechanic shop]]. It was released in the original form on Music/{{Megadeth}}'s debut album,''Killing Is My Business...and Business Is Good''. Additionally, "Jump In The in the Fire", a song sung from {{Satan}}'s perspective, was originally about teenage sexual frustration; this version can be heard on the ''No Life 'Til Leather'' demo. Notably, this one also had its origins with Dave Mustaine. Meanwhile, the only publicly released Metallica song that is clearly about sex is "Devil's Dance," which uses the image of Satan tempting followers as a metaphor for somebody soliciting sex.



** Not a particularly bad offender but the use of "Master Of Puppets" in the film ''Film/OldSchool'' is a little odd during the scene where Beanie, Mitch, and Frank are kidnapping the pledges, seeing as the song is about drug addiction.
** The use of "For Whom The Bell Tolls" in ''Film/{{Zombieland}}''. Again, not a bad offender, but the song is about war between humans and other humans, not between humans and zombies.

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** Not a particularly bad offender but the use of "Master Of of Puppets" in the film ''Film/OldSchool'' is a little odd during the scene where Beanie, Mitch, and Frank are kidnapping the pledges, seeing as the song is about drug addiction.
** The use of "For Whom The the Bell Tolls" in ''Film/{{Zombieland}}''. Again, not a bad offender, but the song is about war between humans and other humans, not between humans and zombies.



** "Don't Tread On Me": A lot of people mishear the line "So be it, threaten no more" as "[[DirtyCommunists Soviets]] threaten [[TheNewRussia no more]]," which is understandable as the album was released during the implosion of the [=USSR=].

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** "Don't Tread On on Me": A lot of people mishear the line "So be it, threaten no more" as "[[DirtyCommunists Soviets]] threaten [[TheNewRussia no more]]," which is understandable as the album was released during the implosion of the [=USSR=].



* OneNationUnderCopyright: "And Justice For All" (song)

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* OneNationUnderCopyright: "And "...And Justice For for All" (song)



** Live performances will add a few, such as the cover of "Am I Evil" ("Am I evil / Yes I fucking am!"), the orchestrated version of "Master Of Puppets" from [=S&M=] ("Dedicated to how I'm killing you" is replaced by "Dedicated to how I'm ''fucking you!''") and "One" ("Cut this life off from me" -> "Cut this shit off from me!").

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** Live performances will add a few, such as the cover of "Am I Evil" ("Am I evil / Yes I fucking am!"), the orchestrated version of "Master Of of Puppets" from [=S&M=] ("Dedicated to how I'm killing you" is replaced by "Dedicated to how I'm ''fucking you!''") and "One" ("Cut this life off from me" -> "Cut this shit off from me!").



* {{Revenge}}: "Fight Fire With Fire".
* RockMeAsmodeus: "Jump In The Fire" is sung from the perspective of {{Satan}}. "Devil's Dance" is a less literal example of this, as the song is actually using Satan as a metaphor for rape.
* SanitySlippageSong: "Welcome Home (Sanitarium)", "Harvester Of Sorrow", and "Frayed Ends Of Sanity".

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* {{Revenge}}: "Fight Fire With with Fire".
* RockMeAsmodeus: "Jump In The in the Fire" is sung from the perspective of {{Satan}}. "Devil's Dance" is a less literal example of this, as the song is actually using Satan as a metaphor for rape.
* SanitySlippageSong: "Welcome Home (Sanitarium)", "Harvester Of of Sorrow", and "Frayed "The Frayed Ends Of of Sanity".



** "Hit The Lights"
** "Master Of Puppets", but it offers a far less positive view of the lifestyle. It was partially inspired by a friend of theirs who was drug addicted and wound up dying of AIDS.
* ShoutOut: A (very off-key) bit of Music/IronMaiden's "Run To The Hills" plays at the end of the "Last Caress/"Green Hell" medley. They replied [[http://www.ironmaidencommentary.com/?url=single23_bequick/lyrics23_bequick&link=singles&lang=eng#track3 in a more jokey manner]].

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** "Hit The the Lights"
** "Master Of of Puppets", but it offers a far less positive view of the lifestyle. It was partially inspired by a friend of theirs who was drug addicted and wound up dying of AIDS.
* ShoutOut: A (very off-key) bit of Music/IronMaiden's "Run To The to the Hills" plays at the end of the "Last Caress/"Green Hell" medley. They replied [[http://www.ironmaidencommentary.com/?url=single23_bequick/lyrics23_bequick&link=singles&lang=eng#track3 in a more jokey manner]].manner]].
** "Prince Charming" has a lyrical reference to the Music/{{Voivod}} album ''Nothingface''. Jason Newsted is known as a huge Voivod fan and even became an AscendedFanboy when he later joined the band for awhile.



* VillainSong: A few are told from the point of view of people such as [[WarIsHell soldiers slaughtering others]] ("Disposable Heroes"), [[SanitySlippageSong people who snap out and murder]] ("Harvester Of Sorrow") and [[RockMeAsmodeus Satan]] ("Jump In The Fire").

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* VillainSong: A few are told from the point of view of people such as [[WarIsHell soldiers slaughtering others]] ("Disposable Heroes"), [[SanitySlippageSong people who snap out and murder]] ("Harvester Of of Sorrow") and [[RockMeAsmodeus Satan]] ("Jump In The in the Fire").



** "Sad But True":

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** "Sad But but True":



* EpicRocking: They frequently have songs over 5 minutes long, but some really fit the trope, such as "One", "To Live Is To Die", "The Outlaw Torn", "And Justice For All" (the song), and the [[Music/KingDiamond Mercyful Fate]] medley "Mercyful Fate".
** Considering the 5-minute referential, ''Death Magnetic'' and ''...And Justice For All'' (the album) are 100% made of this trope. Each has only one song below six minutes ("My Apocalypse" and "Dyers Eve" respectively), but they later wrote a new intro available for free download to "My Apocalypse", which makes it over six minutes. Not to mention every album since the self-titled one surpasses the 70 minute mark (''Load'' clocks in at 78:59, the threshold for CD duration! And that's after shortening "The Outlaw Torn", whose uncut version lampshades with "Unencumbered by Manufacturing Restrictions Version").

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* EpicRocking: They frequently have songs over 5 minutes long, but some really fit the trope, such as "One", "To Live Is To to Die", "The Outlaw Torn", "And "...And Justice For All" (the song), "Suicide & Redemption", and the [[Music/KingDiamond Mercyful Fate]] medley "Mercyful Fate".
** Considering the 5-minute referential, ''Death Magnetic'' and ''...And Justice For All'' (the album) are 100% made of this trope. Each has only one song below six minutes ("My Apocalypse" and "Dyers Eve" respectively), but they later wrote a new intro available for free download to "My Apocalypse", which makes it over six minutes. Not to mention every album since the self-titled one surpasses the 70 minute mark (''Load'' clocks in at 78:59, which was the threshold for longest the manufacturing company could guarantee them without causing the CD duration! to skip! And that's after shortening "The Outlaw Torn", whose uncut version lampshades with "Unencumbered by Manufacturing Restrictions Version").



* ForDoomTheBellTolls: "For Whom The Bell Tolls", obviously.

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* ForDoomTheBellTolls: "For Whom The the Bell Tolls", obviously.



* {{Instrumentals}}: "(Anesthesia) Pulling Teeth", "The Call Of Ktulu", "Orion", "To Live Is To Die", "Suicide & Redemption". The first four feature Cliff Burton prominently, even though "To Live [...]" only has a vocal part from him. "Suicide & Redemption", on the ''Guitar Hero'' soundtrack, actually has two versions, with solos from Hammett and Hetfield respectively.

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* {{Instrumentals}}: "(Anesthesia) Pulling Teeth", "The Call Of of Ktulu", "Orion", "To Live Is To to Die", "Suicide & Redemption". The first four feature Cliff Burton prominently, even though "To Live [...]" only has a vocal part from him. "Suicide & Redemption", on the ''Guitar Hero'' soundtrack, actually has two versions, with solos from Hammett and Hetfield respectively.



* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Every song in the 80's ranged from 6 ("Fade To Black") to 9 ("Battery", "Disposable Heroes") The Black Album's songs are between 6-8, with "The Unforgiven" around a 4 and "Nothing Else Matters" at a 3. The ''Load''s were 6 and 7, with some 2-4s in there as ballads, and a couple songs (such as "Fuel" and "Wasting My Hate") bordering on 8. "Hero Of The Day" has arguably the widest spread of any Metallica song, from about 2 on the softest parts to 8 on the hardest.
** Live, hardness can vary thanks to differences of speed in the album versions. Notably, during the ''Music/MasterOfPuppets'' tour, many songs were played much faster (and performed with gruffer vocals) than their studio recordings, making songs like "Fight Fire With Fire" even higher 9s.

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* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Every song in the 80's ranged from 6 ("Fade To to Black") to 9 ("Battery", "Disposable Heroes") Heroes"). The Black Album's songs are mostly between 6-8, with "The Unforgiven" around a 4 and "Nothing Else Matters" at a 3. The ''Load''s were 6 and 7, with some 2-4s in there as ballads, and a couple songs (such as "Fuel" and "Wasting My Hate") bordering on 8. "Hero Of The of the Day" has arguably the widest spread of any Metallica song, from about 2 on the softest parts to 8 on the hardest.
** Live, hardness can vary thanks to differences of speed in the album versions. Notably, during the ''Music/MasterOfPuppets'' tour, many songs were played much faster (and performed with gruffer vocals) than their studio recordings, making songs like "Fight Fire With with Fire" even higher 9s.



* NeverTrustATitle: The song "Through The Never" does not appear in the concert movie ''Through The Never'' or the soundtrack accompanying it.

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* NeverTrustATitle: The song "Through The the Never" does not appear in the concert movie ''Through The the Never'' or the soundtrack accompanying it.



* NonAppearingTitle: "Fade To Black", [[TitleTrack "Ride The Lightning", "...And Justice for All"]], "Disposable Heroes", "Enter Sandman" and "The Unforgiven III".

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* NonAppearingTitle: "Fade To to Black", [[TitleTrack "Ride The the Lightning", "...And Justice for All"]], "Disposable Heroes", "Enter Sandman" and "The Unforgiven III".



* PunctuatedForEmphasis: Hetfield sometimes sings with great emphasis, on ''syllables'' at times. A good recorded example is "Through the Never." (that album marks the point where this became prevalent in their music, apparently [[EnforcedTrope enforced]]: Bob Rock asked James to get [[SesquipedalianLoquaciousness less wordy]] and said the emphasis helped shorter lyrics fit the timing)

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* PunctuatedForEmphasis: Hetfield sometimes sings with great emphasis, emphasis on ''syllables'' at times. A good recorded example is "Through the Never." (that album marks the point where this became prevalent in their music, apparently [[EnforcedTrope enforced]]: Bob Rock asked James to get [[SesquipedalianLoquaciousness less wordy]] and said the emphasis helped shorter lyrics fit the timing)



* SongStyleShift: "Fade To Black", "Welcome Home (Sanitarium)", "One" and "The Day That Never Comes". Furthermore, their instrumentals after ''Ride'' mellow out considerably two thirds in before becoming heavy again.
* SophisticatedAsHell: When introducing the song "Seek And Destroy" live (as seen in their 1989 Seattle show), James would sometimes say the title in a faux-fancy manner.

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* SongStyleShift: "Fade To to Black", "Welcome Home (Sanitarium)", "One" and "The Day That Never Comes". Furthermore, their instrumentals after ''Ride'' mellow out considerably two thirds in before becoming heavy again.
* SophisticatedAsHell: When introducing the song "Seek And and Destroy" live (as seen in their 1989 Seattle show), James would sometimes say the title in a faux-fancy manner.



* SurprisinglyGentleSong: "Nothing Else Matters", "Mama Said" and "Low Man's Lyric". "Fade To Black", "Welcome Home (Sanitarium)", "One", "The Day That Never Comes, and "Hero Of The Day" start out like this, but build up in intensity.

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* SurprisinglyGentleSong: "Nothing Else Matters", "Mama Said" and "Low Man's Lyric". "Fade To to Black", "Welcome Home (Sanitarium)", "One", "The Day That Never Comes, and "Hero Of The of the Day" start out like this, but build up in intensity.



** They lifted large parts of "Children Of The Damned" by Music/IronMaiden for "The Unforgiven II"
** The opening notes of "Don't Tread On Me" are from "America" from the musical ''Theatre/WestSideStory''.
* TitleDrop: Quite common, though with "The Unforgiven" and "The Unforgiven II" it reaches StealthPun levels ("I dub ''thee'' unforgiven" and "Or are you unforgiven ''too''?")

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** They lifted large parts of "Children Of The of the Damned" by Music/IronMaiden for "The Unforgiven II"
** The opening notes of "Don't Tread On on Me" are from "America" from the musical ''Theatre/WestSideStory''.
* TitleDrop: Quite common, though with "The Unforgiven" and "The Unforgiven II" it reaches StealthPun levels ("I dub ''thee'' unforgiven" and "Or are you unforgiven ''too''?")''too''?").



* BingeMontage: The video for "Whiskey In The Jar."

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* BingeMontage: The video for "Whiskey In The in the Jar."



* {{Fanservice}}[=/=]FanDisservice: The video for "Whiskey In The Jar". which features lots of scantily-clad women and LesYay, but also features closeups of women vomiting and using the toilet.
* LyricsVideoMismatch \ MusicVideoOvershadowing: Both "Turn The Page" (the song is about a musician, the video about a stripper) and "All Nightmare Long" (instead of an EldritchAbomination, [[SovietSuperscience soviet zombies]]).

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* {{Fanservice}}[=/=]FanDisservice: The video for "Whiskey In The in the Jar". which features lots of scantily-clad women and LesYay, but also features closeups of women vomiting and using the toilet.
* LyricsVideoMismatch \ MusicVideoOvershadowing: Both "Turn The the Page" (the song is about a musician, the video about a stripper) and "All Nightmare Long" (instead of an EldritchAbomination, [[SovietSuperscience soviet zombies]]).



* SingleMomStripper: The video for "Turn The Page" features one of these, and it just gets darker and more depressing from there.

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* SingleMomStripper: The video for "Turn The the Page" features one of these, and it just gets darker and more depressing from there.



* WildTeenParty: One of the most raucous house parties ever recorded on film for "Whiskey In The Jar."

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* WildTeenParty: One of the most raucous house parties ever recorded on film for "Whiskey In The in the Jar."
17th May '16 12:37:10 AM CassandraLeo
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** ''Beyond Magnetic'', being songs left over from the sessions for DM, has a rough mix that's very loud but manages to avoid DM's clipping issues.
** ''Death Magnetic'' was remastered in 2016, and it's a substantial improvement. The new score is [=DR6=], which isn't ''great'', but is a hell of a lot better than the original's [=DR3=], and more importantly, it avoids the original's clipping issues. This is probably how the album was intended to sound in the first place.

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** ''Beyond Magnetic'', being songs left over from the sessions for DM, has a rough mix that's very loud loud, but manages is more dynamic and less clipped than the original master of DM (though still quite clipped in comparison to avoid DM's clipping issues.
most other albums, even in modern times). The remaster of DM is substantially more dynamic and substantially less clipped than ''Beyond'', though.
** ''Death Magnetic'' was remastered in 2016, 2015/2016 (originally released as the Mastered for iTunes version, then the 24-bit masters for those were released on Metallica's site), and it's a substantial improvement. The new score is [=DR6=], which isn't ''great'', but is a hell of a lot better than the original's [=DR3=], and more importantly, it avoids the original's clipping issues.issues (it's still slightly clipped, but compared to most modern records it's not even noticeable). This is probably how the album was intended to sound in the first place.
15th May '16 5:18:50 PM CassandraLeo
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** ''Death Magnetic'' was remastered in 2016, and it's a substantial improvement. The new score is [=DR6=], which isn't ''great'', but is a hell of a lot better than the original's [=DR3=], and more importantly, it avoids the original's clipping issues. This is probably how the album was intended to sound in the first place.
9th May '16 8:56:15 AM igordebraga
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* FilkSong: "The Four Horsemen," "One" (''Literature/JohnnyGotHisGun''), "The Memory Remains" (''Film/SunsetBoulevard''), "For Whom The Bell Tolls" (Creator/ErnestHemingway) and "The Thing That Should Not Be" (Creator/HPLovecraft, with even parts of his text).

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* FilkSong: "The Four Horsemen," "Creeping Death", (both invoke ''Literature/TheBible''), "Welcome Home (Sanitarium)" (''Film/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest''), "One" (''Literature/JohnnyGotHisGun''), "The Memory Remains" (''Film/SunsetBoulevard''), "For Whom The Bell Tolls" (Creator/ErnestHemingway) and "The Thing That Should Not Be" (Creator/HPLovecraft, with even parts of his text).



** "Am I Evil" (cover): "Am I evil / Yes I fucking am!"



** The live, orchestrated version of "Master Of Puppets" from [=S&M=]. The second time the line "Dedicated to how I'm killing you" is played, James replaces the word "killing" with "fucking".
--->''Dedicated to how I'm fucking you!''

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** The live, Live performances will add a few, such as the cover of "Am I Evil" ("Am I evil / Yes I fucking am!"), the orchestrated version of "Master Of Puppets" from [=S&M=]. The second time the line "Dedicated [=S&M=] ("Dedicated to how I'm killing you" is played, James replaces the word "killing" with "fucking".
--->''Dedicated
replaced by "Dedicated to how I'm fucking you!''''fucking you!''") and "One" ("Cut this life off from me" -> "Cut this shit off from me!").



** Every time they play "One" live: "Tied to machines that make me be / Cut this shit off from me!"



** Their cover of the Anti-Nowhere League's "So What?", which is based on an argument the band heard two idiots having in a bar. The song's narrators claim to have had sex with a goat, a sheep, a schoolgirl, J.S. Bach, and the Queen of England, as well as having taken every drug imaginable and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking going to Hastings, Brighton, and Eastbourne]].

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** Their cover of the Anti-Nowhere League's "So What?", which is based on an argument the band heard two idiots having in a bar. The song's narrators claim to have had sex with a goat, a sheep, a schoolgirl, J.S. Bach, and the Queen of England, as well as having taken every drug imaginable and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking going to Hastings, Brighton, and Eastbourne]].[[note]]Though that one might have some dirty undertones given said coastal cities are full of [[HelloSailor sailors]].[[/note]]
25th Apr '16 11:07:34 AM igordebraga
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* WordSaladLyrics: Sometimes they are just strings of cool-sounding phrases, such as "The End Of The Line":
-->Need… more and more\\
Tainted misery.\\
Bleed… battle scars\\
Chemical affinity.\\
Reign… legacy\\
Innocence corrode.\\
Stain… rot away\\
Catatonic overload.
** Are you sure this isn't about drug addiction?

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* WordSaladLyrics: Sometimes they are just strings of cool-sounding phrases, such as "The End Of The Line":
-->Need… more and more\\
Tainted misery.\\
Bleed… battle scars\\
Chemical affinity.\\
Reign… legacy\\
Innocence corrode.\\
Stain… rot away\\
Catatonic overload.
** Are you
phrases. James [[http://www.guitarworld.com/interview-james-hetfield-discusses-metallicas-death-magnetic admitted]] the lyrics' crypticness aims for "anonymous but powerful", making sure this isn't about drug addiction?they resonate with listeners. ("I’ll put two powerful words put together, and sometime I won’t know what they mean, but I’ll apply them to my life somehow.")
23rd Apr '16 1:49:29 PM system
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