History Music / Metallica

27th Aug '16 10:22:26 AM ryanasaurus0077
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-->'''James''': Shit! Fuck! [[CountryMatters Cunt!]] Fag! Slut! Your Mama!

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-->'''James''': Shit! Fuck! [[CountryMatters Cunt!]] Fag! Slut! Your Mama![[YourMom Yo' Momma!]]
27th Aug '16 5:02:48 AM southpaw2977
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-->'''James''': Shit! Fuck! [[CountryMatters Cunt!]] Faggot! Slut! YourMom!

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-->'''James''': Shit! Fuck! [[CountryMatters Cunt!]] Faggot! Fag! Slut! YourMom!Your Mama!
25th Aug '16 10:38:30 PM CassandraLeo
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* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Every song in the 80's ranged from 6 ("Fade to Black") to 9 ("Battery", "Disposable 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 Day" has arguably the widest spread of any Metallica song, from about 2 on the softest parts to 8 on the hardest.

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* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Every song in the 80's ranged from 6 ("Fade to Black") to 9 ("Battery", "Disposable 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 Day" has arguably the widest spread of any Metallica song, from about 2 on the softest parts to 8 on the hardest. ''St. Anger'', ''Death Magnetic'', and ''Beyond Magnetic'' are back to mostly 6-9 range, while ''Lulu'' literally hits everything from 1 to at least 8.
18th Aug '16 1:52:34 PM Schroeder1174
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* 2016 - ''Hardwired...To Self-Destruct''
12th Aug '16 3:38:38 AM gewunomox
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** Ron [=McGovney=], (original bassist, 1981-83). In Dave Mustaine's autobiography, he was not fond of [=McGovney=] at all. According to various sources (VH1 documentaries, books, interviews, etc.) Dave hated Ron so much he actually poured beer into his bass to the point it was unplayable, tore up his house and got his dog to get on his car to ruin the paint job. Dave only denies ordering the dog to jump on the car, not that the dog did it.

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** Ron [=McGovney=], (original bassist, 1981-83). In Dave Mustaine's autobiography, he was not fond of [=McGovney=] at all. According to various sources (VH1 (Creator/VH1 documentaries, books, interviews, etc.) Dave hated Ron so much he actually poured beer into his bass to the point it was unplayable, tore up his house and got his dog to get on his car to ruin the paint job. Dave only denies ordering the dog to jump on the car, not that the dog did it.



** Lars [[http://books.google.com.br/books?id=5zsz129WRgsC&pg=RA1-PA1985 describes]] ''...And Justice for All'' as the "CNN Years," where he and James would watch CNN and write songs on anything they disliked.

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** Lars [[http://books.[[https://books.google.com.br/books?id=5zsz129WRgsC&pg=RA1-PA1985 com/books?id=5zsz129WRgsC&pg=RA1-PA1985 describes]] ''...And Justice for All'' as the "CNN Years," where he and James would watch CNN and write songs on anything they disliked.
12th Aug '16 3:36:06 AM gewunomox
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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 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, Franchise/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]].



* HiddenVillain: {{Cthulhu|Mythos}} from "The Thing That Should Not Be":

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* HiddenVillain: {{Cthulhu|Mythos}} Franchise/{{Cthulhu|Mythos}} from "The Thing That Should Not Be":
12th Aug '16 3:31:53 AM gewunomox
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** And yet the ''VideoGame/GuitarHero'' song pack has the unaltered master tracks that avoid this, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRyIACDCc1I no seriously]]. The general rule for ''Death Magnetic'' is to buy the album, throw it out, [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes and burn this version instead]].

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** And yet the ''VideoGame/GuitarHero'' song pack has the unaltered master tracks that avoid this, [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRyIACDCc1I no seriously]]. The general rule for ''Death Magnetic'' is to buy the album, throw it out, [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes and burn this version instead]].



** 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''.

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** During the Load tour, a mash-up of older songs called "Kill/Ride "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''.



** 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.
** MohsScaleOfLyricalHardness: The band also ranks pretty high on this scale, where aside the instrumentals nothing is below a 5 - even the ballads are angsty self-reflections.

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** 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.
9's.
** MohsScaleOfLyricalHardness: The band also ranks pretty high on this scale, where aside the instrumentals nothing is below a 5 - -- even the ballads are angsty self-reflections.



---> ''Keep you free from sin/'till the sandman he comes''
* 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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---> ''Keep you free from sin/'till sin / 'till the sandman he comes''
* 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)timing).



* SpeedyTechnoRemake: "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cG1GeGRXrMY&fmt=18 YOU LIVE IT YOU LIE IT]]", a happy hardcore remix of "Frantic", made by the electronic musician Renard under his "Captain Gotobed" alias.
* StrictlyFormula: A few of Metallica's albums seem to follow a specific formula when it comes to track order: a relatively slow song is placed as track four, the second-to-last track is an instrumental track with no singing, and the final track is a high-speed thrasher. ''Music/RideTheLightning, Music/MasterOfPuppets, ...And Justice for All'', and ''Death Magnetic'' all follow this formula (with the sole exception that the places of the instrumental and the high-speed thrasher are switched on ''Ride the Lightning'').

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* SpeedyTechnoRemake: "[[http://www."[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cG1GeGRXrMY&fmt=18 com/watch?v=cG1GeGRXrMY YOU LIVE IT YOU LIE IT]]", a happy hardcore remix of "Frantic", made by the electronic musician Renard under his "Captain Gotobed" alias.
* StrictlyFormula: A few of Metallica's albums seem to follow a specific formula when it comes to track order: a A relatively slow song is placed as track four, the second-to-last track is an instrumental track with no singing, and the final track is a high-speed thrasher. ''Music/RideTheLightning, Music/MasterOfPuppets, ...And Justice for All'', and ''Death Magnetic'' all follow this formula (with the sole exception that the places of the instrumental and the high-speed thrasher are switched on ''Ride the Lightning'').



** Metallica borrowed the intro of Bleak House's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zowid7KAmnM "Rainbow Warrior"]] for "Welcome Home (Sanitarium)"; the bridge is based on [[Music/{{Rush}} "Tom Sawyer"]]. The latter was acknowledged/lampshaded by thanking Rush in the ''Music/MasterOfPuppets'' liner notes.
** They lifted large parts of "Children of the Damned" by Music/IronMaiden for "The Unforgiven II"

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** Metallica borrowed the intro of Bleak House's [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zowid7KAmnM "Rainbow Warrior"]] for "Welcome Home (Sanitarium)"; the bridge is based on [[Music/{{Rush}} "Tom Sawyer"]]. The latter was acknowledged/lampshaded acknowledged / lampshaded by thanking Rush in the ''Music/MasterOfPuppets'' liner notes.
** They lifted large parts of "Children of the Damned" by Music/IronMaiden for "The Unforgiven II"II".



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* {{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: {{Fanservice}} / FanDisservice: The video for "Whiskey in the Jar". which features lots of scantily-clad women and LesYay, [[HoYay 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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12th Aug '16 1:49:21 AM gewunomox
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[[caption-width-right:350:The current line-up of Metallica. From left to right: [[Music/ExodusBand Kirk Hammett]], James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich and [[Music/SuicidalTendencies Robert Trujillo]].]]

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->''"You can always tell a Metallica fan; a fan of any other band, you ask them, 'What music do you like?' they say, 'I like Music/{{U2}}, I like Music/{{Genesis}}', you ask a Metallica fan, they're like '''Metallica, man!'' Oh, scuse me, I gotta get to work...'"''

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->''"You can always tell a Metallica fan; a fan of any other band, you ask them, 'What music do you like?' they say, 'I like Music/{{U2}}, I like Music/{{Genesis}}', you ask a Metallica fan, they're like '''Metallica, man!'' Oh, scuse 'scuse me, I gotta get to work...'"''



The one, the only. Formed in the early '80s when aspiring Danish tennis player/drummer Lars Ulrich placed an ad in a Los Angeles newspaper, which, in one of those moments of synchronicity, was answered by singer/guitarist James Hetfield. With lead guitarist Dave Mustaine and bassist Ron [=McGovney=] (soon to be replaced by virtuoso Cliff Burton), '''Metallica''' was one of the pioneering bands of ThrashMetal, and is considered one of the "Big Four" of thrash, along with Music/{{Anthrax}}, Music/{{Slayer}}, and Music/{{Megadeth}} (the last formed after guitarist Mustaine was kicked out of the band and replaced by Kirk Hammett, late of [[Music/ExodusBand Exodus]]).

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The one, the only. Formed in the early '80s when aspiring Danish tennis player/drummer player / drummer Lars Ulrich placed an ad in a Los Angeles newspaper, which, in one of those moments of synchronicity, was answered by singer/guitarist singer / guitarist James Hetfield. With lead guitarist Dave Mustaine and bassist Ron [=McGovney=] (soon to be replaced by virtuoso Cliff Burton), '''Metallica''' was one of the pioneering bands of ThrashMetal, and is considered one of the "Big Four" of thrash, along with Music/{{Anthrax}}, Music/{{Slayer}}, and Music/{{Megadeth}} (the last formed after guitarist Mustaine was kicked out of the band and replaced by Kirk Hammett, late of [[Music/ExodusBand Exodus]]).



Further division among the fandom--in particular those who play guitar, bass or whatever (of which there are many--like probably half the audience at the average show) divide their material based on the band's line-up at any given time. Bass players tend to favour the Cliff Burton years, although Newsted has his fans as well, as does Trujillo (though even fans of Trujillo's work with other bands--mostly Ozzy or Suicidal Tendencies split over whether his funk-influenced tone and style suit Metallica's material). Guitarists may debate whether Hammett's solos or Hetfield's riff-based rhythmic style are the true core of the band's sound. Others love to argue Hammett vs. Mustaine--still.

If you really want to get an earful, round up three Metallica fans (bonus points for one token hater, for the lulz) and ask them if and when Metallica sold out. It was after Cliff died. It was when they slowed down the music. It was trying to follow the alternative music trend in the 90s. It was the advent of the gimmicky stuff like ''Garage, Inc.'' and ''S & M''. It was trying too hard to get their old sound back after ''[=ReLoad=]''. It was everything after ''Kill 'Em All''. They never "sold out" at all, but got older and less angry and wanted to experiment in other styles, and besides, altering your artistic expression just to appease ''any'' fanbase, even your original one (thrash) is the very definition of "selling out." Whatever. In short, Metallica fanboys are arguably worse than Franchise/StarWars fans in the way they love to argue. Metallica hasn't always helped this situation.

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Further division among the fandom--in fandom -- in particular those who play guitar, bass or whatever (of which there are many--like many -- like probably half the audience at the average show) divide their material based on the band's line-up at any given time. Bass players tend to favour the Cliff Burton years, although Newsted has his fans as well, as does Trujillo (though even fans of Trujillo's work with other bands--mostly bands -- mostly Ozzy or Suicidal Tendencies split over whether his funk-influenced tone and style suit Metallica's material). Guitarists may debate whether Hammett's solos or Hetfield's riff-based rhythmic style are the true core of the band's sound. Others love to argue Hammett vs. Mustaine--still.

Mustaine -- still.

If you really want to get an earful, round up three Metallica fans (bonus points for one token hater, for the lulz) and ask them if and when Metallica sold out. It was after Cliff died. It was when they slowed down the music. It was trying to follow the alternative music trend in the 90s.'90s. It was the advent of the gimmicky stuff like ''Garage, Inc.'' and ''S & M''. It was trying too hard to get their old sound back after ''[=ReLoad=]''. It was everything after ''Kill 'Em All''. They never "sold out" at all, but got older and less angry and wanted to experiment in other styles, and besides, altering your artistic expression just to appease ''any'' fanbase, even your original one (thrash) is the very definition of "selling out." Whatever. In short, Metallica fanboys are arguably worse than Franchise/StarWars fans in the way they love to argue. Metallica hasn't always helped this situation.



They also cottoned on with atypical shrewdness to the popularity of ''VideoGame/GuitarHero'' and the potential that their guitar-driven songs had in the format. After licensing a few of their more popular tunes for the series, they went the whole hog by releasing their most recent album as downloadable content, and followed it up by co-developing ''Guitar Hero: Metallica'', [[RuleOfCool an entire game allowing players to perform as the band themselves]]. (The Metallica tracks in any given ''Guitar Hero'' or ''VideoGame/RockBand'' game are generally amongst the hardest, because...well, it's ''Metallica'').

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They also cottoned on with atypical shrewdness to the popularity of ''VideoGame/GuitarHero'' and the potential that their guitar-driven songs had in the format. After licensing a few of their more popular tunes for the series, they went the whole hog by releasing their most recent album as downloadable content, and followed it up by co-developing ''Guitar Hero: Metallica'', [[RuleOfCool an entire game allowing players to perform as the band themselves]]. (The Metallica tracks in any given ''Guitar Hero'' or ''VideoGame/RockBand'' game are generally amongst the hardest, because...well, Well, it's ''Metallica'').
''Metallica'').



!!Principal Members (Founding members in '''bold''', current members in ''italic''):

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* 2011 - ''Lulu'' [[note]]A collaboration with Music/LouReed[[/note]]

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* 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 Sofia, Bulgaria'' [[note]]Also [[note]] Also features Music/{{Anthrax}}, Music/{{Megadeth}} and Music/{{Slayer}}[[/note]]Music/{{Slayer}} [[/note]]



* 2010 - ''Live At Grimey's''

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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 Destroy", "Enter Sandman" (especially if you're an old-school {{Wrestling/ECW}} 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.



* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor \ WriterRevolt: In 1996, MTV Europe asked Metallica to play "King Nothing" and don't curse in the [=EMAs=]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kggWc9dFs9E Their response...]]

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* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor \ / WriterRevolt: In 1996, MTV Europe asked Metallica to play "King Nothing" and don't curse in the [=EMAs=]. [[http://www.EMA's. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kggWc9dFs9E Their response...]]



** Even then, James still managed to add a couple of f-bombs into the lyrics of "Stone Cold Crazy" ("Here come the deputy, he'll try to fuckin' get me, gotta fuckin' get up an' run").

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** Even then, James still managed to add a couple of f-bombs F-bombs into the lyrics of "Stone Cold Crazy" ("Here come the deputy, he'll try to fuckin' get me, gotta fuckin' get up an' run").



** Lars Ulrich: Choleric
** James Hetfield: Melancholic
** Kirk Hammett: Phlegmatic
** Robert Trujillo: Sanguine
* HarshVocals: Given Music/{{Motorhead}} is one of their influences, it's not surprising that James likes to mimic Lemmy's vocal tics.

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** Lars Ulrich: Choleric
Choleric.
** James Hetfield: Melancholic
Melancholic.
** Kirk Hammett: Phlegmatic
Phlegmatic.
** Robert Trujillo: Sanguine
Sanguine.
* HarshVocals: Given Music/{{Motorhead}} is one of their influences, it's not surprising that James likes to mimic Lemmy's vocal tics.



* LeadBassist: Cliff Burton, considered one of the best of his instrument in metal - and among older/more fanatical fans, the guy in the only albums worth hearing.

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* LeadBassist: Cliff Burton, considered one of the best of his instrument in metal - -- and among older/more older / more fanatical fans, the guy in the only albums worth hearing.



* ManOnFire

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* MysteriousAntarctica: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7USiW1LQCU They played there]] to become the first band to play on all seven continents (within the same year, too!). At least unlike Music/PinkFloyd in Pompeii, there was an audience.

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* MysteriousAntarctica: [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7USiW1LQCU They played there]] to become the first band to play on all seven continents (within the same year, too!). At least unlike Music/PinkFloyd in Pompeii, there was an audience.



** [=Ron McGovney=], (original bassist, 1981-83). In Dave Mustaine's autobiography, he was not fond of McGovney at all. According to various sources (VH1 documentaries, books, interviews, etc.) Dave hated Ron so much he actually poured beer into his bass to the point it was unplayable, tore up his house and got his dog to get on his car to ruin the paint job. Dave only denies ordering the dog to jump on the car, not that the dog did it.

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** [=Ron McGovney=], Ron [=McGovney=], (original bassist, 1981-83). In Dave Mustaine's autobiography, he was not fond of McGovney [=McGovney=] at all. According to various sources (VH1 documentaries, books, interviews, etc.) Dave hated Ron so much he actually poured beer into his bass to the point it was unplayable, tore up his house and got his dog to get on his car to ruin the paint job. Dave only denies ordering the dog to jump on the car, not that the dog did it.



* OncePerEpisode: "Are you alive? How does it feel to be alive?", usually said by James before the solo to "Battery" or "Fight Fire With Fire".
* PutOnABus: Dave Mustaine, quite literally...the rest of the band told him he was fired and gave him a bus ticket back home.

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* OncePerEpisode: "Are you alive? How does it feel to be alive?", usually said by James before the solo to "Battery" or "Fight Fire With with Fire".
* PutOnABus: Dave Mustaine, quite literally...the The rest of the band told him he was fired and gave him a bus ticket back home.



* VocalEvolution: Starting with ''Justice'' and consolidated with the Black Album, the change in Hetfield's singing style is notable. Compare [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mLDoLWJKZw 1984 James]] to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jvp5z4z2biw 1991 James]]. While the way he sings in ''Death Magnetic'' sounds like a combination of the two ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeE1Y8S6jVc exhibit A]]), he still uses mostly the lower vocals live.

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* VocalEvolution: Starting with ''Justice'' and consolidated with the Black Album, the change in Hetfield's singing style is notable. Compare [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mLDoLWJKZw 1984 James]] to [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jvp5z4z2biw 1991 James]]. While the way he sings in ''Death Magnetic'' sounds like a combination of the two ([[http://www.([[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeE1Y8S6jVc exhibit A]]), he still uses mostly the lower vocals live.



* WildHair: During the 80s and early 90s, everyone. Since the ''Load'' era, only Kirk and Rob.

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* WildHair: During the 80s '80s and early 90s, '90s, everyone. Since the ''Load'' era, only Kirk and Rob.Rob.
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* ManlyTears: Many were shed over Cliff's death. Try watching either [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQQfnADT3Q8 this]] or [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64AULUPCpis this]] without shedding a few of your own.

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* ManlyTears: Many were shed over Cliff's death. Try watching either [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQQfnADT3Q8 this]] or [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64AULUPCpis this]] without shedding a few of your own.



* 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.[[https://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 grueling 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 Monster'' when James noticed someone misspelled "Metallica" to read "Metllica""Metllica".



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* AsTheGoodBookSays: "The Four Horsemen", about the characters of the same name, and "Creeping Death", about the final of the ten plagues of Egypt - once the band was watching ''Film/TheTenCommandments'', Cliff reacted to the newborn slaughter with "Whoa, it's like creeping death!".

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* AsTheGoodBookSays: "The Four Horsemen", about the characters of the same name, and "Creeping Death", about the final of the ten plagues of Egypt - -- once the band was watching ''Film/TheTenCommandments'', Cliff reacted to the newborn slaughter with "Whoa, it's like creeping death!".



** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDLZix8NVjg The verb "die" and the word "death"]]. "Fire" and "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PI7eaPa9gwA&feature=response_watch kill]]" also appear often.

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** [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDLZix8NVjg The verb "die" and the word "death"]]. "Fire" and "[[http://www."[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PI7eaPa9gwA&feature=response_watch com/watch?v=PI7eaPa9gwA kill]]" also appear often.



* 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 it / Careful what you wish/You wish / You just might get it"it".



* CallBack: "St. Anger" contains two in the couplet "Fuck it all and fucking no regrets/I hit the lights on these dark sets" in the chorus. Most of it references the lines "Fuck it all and fucking no regrets/Never happy endings on these dark sets" from "Damage, Inc.", but "I hit the lights" is likely a reference to "Hit the Lights", their first song.

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* CallBack: "St. Anger" contains two in the couplet "Fuck it all and fucking no regrets/I regrets / I hit the lights on these dark sets" in the chorus. Most of it references the lines "Fuck it all and fucking no regrets/Never regrets / Never happy endings on these dark sets" from "Damage, Inc.", but "I hit the lights" is likely a reference to "Hit the Lights", their first song.



* 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 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]].



* DrivenToMadness: From "The Thing That Should Not Be"

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* DrivenToMadness: From "The Thing That Should Not Be"Be":



* DrivesLikeCrazy: "Fuel" is about road rage and/or street racing.

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* DrivesLikeCrazy: "Fuel" is about road rage and/or and / or street racing.racing:



* DrugsAreBad: "Master of Puppets"

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* DrugsAreBad: "Master of Puppets"Puppets":



* GetItOverWith: "Ride the Lightning"

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* GetItOverWith: "Ride the Lightning"Lightning":



* GreyAndGrayMorality: "[[WarIsHell For Whom the Bell Tolls]]"

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* GreyAndGrayMorality: "[[WarIsHell For Whom the Bell Tolls]]"Tolls]]":



* HiddenVillain: {{Cthulhu|Mythos}} from "The Thing That Should Not Be"

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* HiddenVillain: {{Cthulhu|Mythos}} from "The Thing That Should Not Be"Be":



* 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 is My Business...and Business... And Business Is 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.



** "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 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=].USSR.



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

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



** "Damage Inc.": "Slamming through / Don't fuck with razorback" and "Fuck it all and fucking no regrets"

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** "Damage Inc.": "Slamming through / Don't fuck with razorback" and "Fuck it all and fucking no regrets"regrets".



** "Whiplash": "There's a feeling deep inside that drives you fucking mad" and "Now it's time to let it rip, to let it fucking loose"
** 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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** "Whiplash": "There's a feeling deep inside that drives you fucking mad" and "Now it's time to let it rip, to let it fucking loose"
loose".
** Live performances will add a few, such as the cover of "Am I Evil" ("Am I evil / Yes 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!").



* {{Rape as Dram|a}}[[BlackComedyRape edy]] / RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil: The {{cover|Version}} of Music/TheMisfits' "Last Caress/Green Hell" from the "[[CoverAlbum The $5.98 E.P.: Garage Days Re-Revisited]]"
-->I got something to say/I [[RapeAsDrama raped your mother]] today.

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* {{Rape as Dram|a}}[[BlackComedyRape edy]] / RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil: The {{cover|Version}} of Music/TheMisfits' "Last Caress/Green Caress / Green Hell" from the "[[CoverAlbum The $5.98 E.P.: Garage Days Re-Revisited]]"
-->I
Re-Revisited]]":
--> I
got something to say/I say / I [[RapeAsDrama raped your mother]] today.



** The aforementioned cover of "Last Caress/Green Hell". Within the first four lines, the narrator, mentions {{rap|eAsDrama}}ing someone's [[YourMom mother]] and [[WouldHurtAChild killing their baby]].
** 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]]
* ReligionRantSong: "The God That Failed" (Type 2) and "Leper Messiah" (Type 3)

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** The aforementioned cover of "Last Caress/Green Caress / Green Hell". Within the first four lines, the narrator, mentions {{rap|eAsDrama}}ing someone's [[YourMom mother]] and [[WouldHurtAChild killing their baby]].
** 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 [[note]] Though that one might have some dirty undertones given said coastal cities are full of [[HelloSailor sailors]].sailors]]. [[/note]]
* ReligionRantSong: "The God That Failed" (Type 2) and "Leper Messiah" (Type 3)3).



** "Hit the Lights"

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** "Hit the Lights"Lights".



* 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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* ShoutOut: A (very off-key) bit of Music/IronMaiden's "Run to the Hills" plays at the end of the "Last Caress/"Green 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]].



* ThingsThatGoBumpInTheNight: "Enter Sandman".

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* ThingsThatGoBumpInTheNight: "Enter Sandman".Sandman":



* WarIsHell: "For Whom The Bell Tolls", "One" and "Disposable Heroes."

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* WarIsHell: "For Whom The the Bell Tolls", "One" and "Disposable Heroes."



** "Sad but True":

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** "Sad but But True":



** Also used in "Mama Said". And long pause is added for extra dramatic effect.

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** Also used in "Mama Said". And long pause is added for extra dramatic effect.effect:



* WordSaladLyrics: Sometimes they are just strings of cool-sounding phrases. James [[http://www.guitarworld.com/interview-james-hetfield-discusses-metallicas-death-magnetic admitted]] the lyrics' crypticness aims for "anonymous but powerful", making sure they resonate with listeners. ("Iíll put two powerful words put together, and sometime I wonít know what they mean, but Iíll apply them to my life somehow.")

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* WordSaladLyrics: Sometimes they are just strings of cool-sounding phrases. James [[http://www.guitarworld.com/interview-james-hetfield-discusses-metallicas-death-magnetic admitted]] the lyrics' crypticness aims for "anonymous but powerful", making sure they resonate with listeners. ("Iíll ("I'll put two powerful words put together, and sometime I wonít won't know what they mean, but Iíll I'll apply them to my life somehow.")



* YourMom / WouldHurtAChild: The {{cover|Version}} of "Last Caress/Green Hell" from the "[[CoverAlbum The $5.98 E.P.: Garage Days Re-Revisited]]"
-->I got something to say/I [[RapeAsDrama raped your mother]] today.
-->I got something to say/[[RefugeInAudacity I killed your baby today.]]

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* YourMom / WouldHurtAChild: The {{cover|Version}} of "Last Caress/Green Caress / Green Hell" from the "[[CoverAlbum The $5.98 E.P.: Garage Days Re-Revisited]]"
-->I got something to say/I say / I [[RapeAsDrama raped your mother]] today.
-->I got something to say/[[RefugeInAudacity say / [[RefugeInAudacity I killed your baby today.]]]]
----



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*** There's also a ''quadrilogy'' of cover albums from the Cleopatra Records label. If you've ever wondered what Metallica would sound like through a gothic rock/industrial lens, ''The Blackest Album'' 1, 2, 3 & 4 may be for you.
** Generally speaking, if Metallica covers a song, it's going to be awesome. Even ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=224gm8JEVx0 music]].
*** And the reverse works too: you know you made it really big when [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wg6e_tbbmqI one of your favourite bands covers one of your songs]].
* CulturedBadass: Metallica's lyrics often deal with deep concepts in a highly poetic style, complete with high literature references and honest philosophical contemplation- [[SophisticatedAsHell interlaced with profanity]] and {{MetalScream}}s. Additionally, even some of the most vocal members of metal and thrash's {{Hatedom}} acknowledge Metallica as [[TheOneThingIDontHateAboutYou possibly not an insult to music]]. The band's music often features rich, complex composition, and precise, skilled musicianship side by side with raw, passionate improvisation and pioneering experimentation. If some of their work may occasionally sound like something you've heard before, its because [[SeinfeldIsUnfunny there are few artists in metal today who don't acknowledge them as a major influence]], and fewer still who aren't just unwilling to admit it
* DistinctDoubleAlbum: The compilation of covers, ''Garage Inc.''.

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*** There's also a ''quadrilogy'' of cover albums from the Cleopatra Records label. If you've ever wondered what Metallica would sound like through a gothic rock/industrial rock / industrial lens, ''The Blackest Album'' 1, 2, 3 & 4 may be for you.
** Generally speaking, if Metallica covers a song, it's going to be awesome. Even ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'' [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=224gm8JEVx0 music]].
*** And the reverse works too: you You know you made it really big when [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wg6e_tbbmqI one of your favourite bands covers one of your songs]].
* CulturedBadass: Metallica's lyrics often deal with deep concepts in a highly poetic style, complete with high literature references and honest philosophical contemplation- contemplation -- [[SophisticatedAsHell interlaced with profanity]] and {{MetalScream}}s.{{Metal Scream}}s. Additionally, even some of the most vocal members of metal and thrash's {{Hatedom}} acknowledge Metallica as [[TheOneThingIDontHateAboutYou possibly not an insult to music]]. The band's music often features rich, complex composition, and precise, skilled musicianship side by side with raw, passionate improvisation and pioneering experimentation. If some of their work may occasionally sound like something you've heard before, its it's because [[SeinfeldIsUnfunny there are few artists in metal today who don't acknowledge them as a major influence]], and fewer still who aren't just unwilling to admit it
it.
* DistinctDoubleAlbum: The compilation of covers, ''Garage Inc.''. ''



* 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), "Suicide & Redemption", and the [[Music/KingDiamond Mercyful Fate]] medley "Mercyful Fate".

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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 is to Die", "The Outlaw Torn", "...And Justice For for All" (the song), "Suicide & Redemption", and the [[Music/KingDiamond Mercyful Fate]] medley "Mercyful Fate".



* {{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 Ktulu", "Orion", "To Live Is 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.
27th Jul '16 10:45:09 PM ryanasaurus0077
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** Check it out. c.1991 vs. [[http://www.myfreewallpapers.net/music/wallpapers/metallica-james-hetfield.jpg 2010]]
27th Jul '16 7:57:02 PM gewunomox
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** Check it out. [[http://queen.home.sapo.pt/metallica%20james.jpg c.1991]] vs. [[http://www.myfreewallpapers.net/music/wallpapers/metallica-james-hetfield.jpg 2010]]

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** Check it out. [[http://queen.home.sapo.pt/metallica%20james.jpg c.1991]] 1991 vs. [[http://www.myfreewallpapers.net/music/wallpapers/metallica-james-hetfield.jpg 2010]]
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