History Music / Metallica

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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22nd Apr '16 11:26:20 PM aye_amber
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* VocalEvolution: Starting with ''Justice'' and consolidated with the Black Album, the change in Hetfield's singing style is notable. Compare [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mLDoLWJKZw 1984 James]] to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jvp5z4z2biw 1991 James]]. While the way he sings in ''Death Magnetic'' sounds like a combination of the two ([[https://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 [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mLDoLWJKZw 1984 James]] to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jvp5z4z2biw 1991 James]]. James.]] While the way he sings in ''Death Magnetic'' sounds like a combination of the two ([[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeE1Y8S6jVc exhibit Exhibit A]]), he still uses mostly the lower vocals live.



** 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.

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** 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 acknowledged / lampshaded by thanking Rush in the ''Music/MasterOfPuppets'' liner notes.
22nd Apr '16 11:24:58 PM aye_amber
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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.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...]]



* 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.



* 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.



* 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.



* SelfDeprecation: Along with making "Alcoholica" merchandise, [[http://eil.com/images/main/Metallica-Whiskey-In-The-Ja-527399.jpg the cover for the "Whiskey in the Jar" single]] consists solely of ''Garage Inc.'' negative reviews.

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* SelfDeprecation: Along with making "Alcoholica" merchandise, [[http://eil.com/images/main/Metallica-Whiskey-In-The-Ja-527399.[[http://i.imgur.com/Mixu6hb.jpg the cover for the "Whiskey in the Jar" single]] consists solely of ''Garage Inc.'' negative reviews.
22nd Apr '16 11:18:46 PM aye_amber
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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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[[caption-width-right:350:The [[caption-width-right:350: The current line-up of Metallica. ''Metallica.'' From left to right: [[Music/ExodusBand Kirk Hammett]], Hammett,]] James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich Ulrich, and [[Music/SuicidalTendencies Robert Trujillo]].]]
Trujillo.]]]]



** 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.[[http://i.imgur.com/euJw29h.jpg c.1991]] vs. [[http://www.myfreewallpapers.net/music/wallpapers/metallica-james-hetfield.[[http://i.imgur.com/Ewi0lka.jpg 2010]]
21st Mar '16 12:39:40 AM aye_amber
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** 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''?")
* UncommonTime: Showed up sometimes during their thrash days; for example the verses of "...And Justice For All" are in 7/4.

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** They lifted large parts of "Children Of The of the Damned" by Music/IronMaiden for "The Unforgiven II"
II."
** The opening notes of "Don't Tread On on Me" are from "America" from the musical ''Theatre/WestSideStory''.
''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?''")
* UncommonTime: Showed up sometimes during their thrash days; for example the verses of "...And Justice For for All" are in 7/4.



[[folder:Music Videos]]
* BingeMontage: The video for "Whiskey In The Jar."
* UsefulNotes/ColdWar: "All Nightmare Long", which also includes generous helpings of ZombieApocalypse for good measure.
* {{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]]).
* MindScrew: "The Unforgiven", "The Unforgiven II", and "Until It Sleeps".
* NightmareSequence: "Enter Sandman".
* SingleMomStripper: The video for "Turn The Page" features one of these, and it just gets darker and more depressing from there.
* SurrealMusicVideo: "Until It Sleeps", which is full of imagery taken from the surreal paintings of 16th century Dutch painter Creator/HieronymusBosch.

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[[folder:Music Videos]]
[[folder: Music Videos]]

* BingeMontage: The video for "Whiskey In The in the Jar."
* UsefulNotes/ColdWar: "All Nightmare Long", Long," which also includes generous helpings of ZombieApocalypse for good measure.
* {{Fanservice}}[=/=]FanDisservice: {{Fanservice}} / FanDisservice: The video for "Whiskey In The Jar". in the Jar." which features lots of scantily-clad scantily clad women and LesYay, [[HoYay LesYay,]] but also features closeups close-ups 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]]).
* MindScrew: "The Unforgiven", Unforgiven," "The Unforgiven II", II," and "Until It Sleeps".
Sleeps."
* NightmareSequence: "Enter Sandman".
Sandman."
* SingleMomStripper: The video for "Turn The the Page" features one of these, and it just gets darker and more depressing from there.
* SurrealMusicVideo: "Until It Sleeps", Sleeps," which is full of imagery taken from the surreal paintings of 16th century Dutch painter Creator/HieronymusBosch.



* 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."



** "One", specifically the footage from ''Johnny Got His Gun''. The song itself is more evocative of post-UsefulNotes/{{W|orldWarII}}WII battle due to the helicopter in the intro.

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** "One", "One," specifically the footage from ''Johnny Got His Gun''. Gun.'' The song itself is more evocative of post-UsefulNotes/{{W|orldWarII}}WII post-UsefulNotes/WorldWarII battle due to the helicopter in the intro.
14th Mar '16 4:07:34 AM Willbyr
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+ Music/DeepPurple, Music/{{Motorhead}}, Music/BlueOysterCult, Music/BlackSabbath, Music/ThinLizzy, Music/LedZeppelin, Diamond Head, Music/JudasPriest, Budgie, Music/{{Queen}}, Killing Joke, Music/{{Venom}}, Music/{{Rush}}, Music/IronMaiden, Music/MercyfulFate, Music/TheMisfits, Samhain, UFO, Angel Witch, Music/{{Saxon}}, Music/BobSeger, Music/TheRamones, Music/{{Aerosmith}}, Music/LynyrdSkynyrd, Music/JoeSatriani

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+ Music/DeepPurple, Music/{{Motorhead}}, Music/BlueOysterCult, Music/BlackSabbath, Music/ThinLizzy, Music/LedZeppelin, Diamond Head, Music/JudasPriest, Budgie, Music/{{Queen}}, Killing Joke, Music/KillingJoke, Music/{{Venom}}, Music/{{Rush}}, Music/IronMaiden, Music/MercyfulFate, Music/TheMisfits, Samhain, UFO, Angel Witch, Music/{{Saxon}}, Music/BobSeger, Music/TheRamones, Music/{{Aerosmith}}, Music/LynyrdSkynyrd, Music/JoeSatriani
14th Mar '16 4:07:01 AM system
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12th Mar '16 1:02:37 AM aye_amber
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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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[[caption-width-right:350:The [[caption-width-right:350: The current line-up of Metallica. From left to right: [[Music/ExodusBand Kirk Hammett]], James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich Ulrich, and [[Music/SuicidalTendencies Robert Trujillo]].]]
Trujillo.]]]]



+ Music/DeepPurple, Music/{{Motorhead}}, Music/BlueOysterCult, Music/BlackSabbath, Music/ThinLizzy, Music/LedZeppelin, Diamond Head, Music/JudasPriest, Budgie, Music/{{Queen}}, Killing Joke, Music/{{Venom}}, Music/{{Rush}}, Music/IronMaiden, Music/MercyfulFate, Music/TheMisfits, Samhain, UFO, Angel Witch, Music/{{Saxon}}, Music/BobSeger, Music/TheRamones, Music/{{Aerosmith}}, Music/LynyrdSkynyrd, Music/JoeSatriani

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+ Music/DeepPurple, Music/{{Motorhead}}, Music/BlueOysterCult, Music/BlackSabbath, Music/ThinLizzy, Music/LedZeppelin, Diamond Head, Music/JudasPriest, Budgie, Music/{{Queen}}, Killing Joke, Music/KillingJoke, Music/{{Venom}}, Music/{{Rush}}, Music/IronMaiden, Music/MercyfulFate, Music/TheMisfits, Samhain, UFO, Angel Witch, Music/{{Saxon}}, Music/BobSeger, Music/TheRamones, Music/{{Aerosmith}}, Music/LynyrdSkynyrd, Music/JoeSatriani



-->-- '''Jim Breuer'''

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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-->-- '''Jim -->--'''Jim Breuer'''

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=] [=Mc=]Govney (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]]).
Music/{{Exodus|Band}}.



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.

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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.



* Ron [=McGovney=] - bass (1982)

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* Ron [=McGovney=] [=Mc=]Govney - bass (1982)



-->'''Dave:''' When we would drink, they would get really silly and I would get really violent. And violent people and silly people don't mix when they're inebriated.

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-->'''Dave:''' --> '''Dave:''' When we would drink, they would get really silly and I would get really violent. And violent people and silly people don't mix when they're inebriated.



* ContinuityPorn: Their 30th anniversary shows. The only thing they DIDN'T have was Cliff's ghost. It featured Music/JasonNewsted, [[Music/{{Danzig}} Glenn Danzig]], [[Music/JudasPriest Rob Halford]], Music/OzzyOsbourne, Music/LouReed, Bob Rock, [[Music/{{Megadeth}} Dave Mustaine]], Ron [=McGovney=], Lloyd Grant, and Hugh Tanner and John Bush (who weren't even in Metallica; the former played with James in his previous band, the other is from local group Armored Saint) among others.

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* ContinuityPorn: Their 30th anniversary shows. The only thing they DIDN'T have was Cliff's ghost. It featured Music/JasonNewsted, [[Music/{{Danzig}} Glenn Danzig]], [[Music/JudasPriest Rob Halford]], Music/OzzyOsbourne, Music/LouReed, Bob Rock, [[Music/{{Megadeth}} Dave Mustaine]], Ron [=McGovney=], [=Mc=]Govney, Lloyd Grant, and Hugh Tanner and John Bush (who weren't even in Metallica; the former played with James in his previous band, the other is from local group Armored Saint) among others.



* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: [[Music/{{Megadeth}} Dave Mustaine]] can't seem to remember whether or not James Hetfield is his enemy. Currently, they seem to be getting along quite well, if the Big Four shows at the Sonisphere Festival are any indication. For whatever reason, though, Dave still dumps on Ron [=McGovney=], the original bassist. The other members neglect him in favour of Cliff sometimes, too (it's honestly hard not to), but Dave went as far as referring to the Ron-era band as a three-piece with him happening to be around them and in their band, but not really important at all. Ron disputes this, saying that he learned to play bass in a short time, and without his house and sometime managerial skills, the group would never have gotten off the ground.

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* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: [[Music/{{Megadeth}} Dave Mustaine]] can't seem to remember whether or not James Hetfield is his enemy. Currently, they seem to be getting along quite well, if the Big Four shows at the Sonisphere Festival are any indication. For whatever reason, though, Dave still dumps on Ron [=McGovney=], [=Mc=]Govney, the original bassist. The other members neglect him in favour of Cliff sometimes, too (it's honestly hard not to), but Dave went as far as referring to the Ron-era band as a three-piece with him happening to be around them and in their band, but not really important at all. Ron disputes this, saying that he learned to play bass in a short time, and without his house and sometime managerial skills, the group would never have gotten off the ground.



* KickTheDog: Done to each other by James Hetfield and Dave Mustaine; the most notable incident is when James literally kicked Dave's pit bull for attacking Ron [=McGovney=]'s 1972 Pontiac [=LeMans=].

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* KickTheDog: Done to each other by James Hetfield and Dave Mustaine; the most notable incident is when James literally kicked Dave's pit bull for attacking Ron [=McGovney=]'s [=Mc=]Govney's 1972 Pontiac [=LeMans=].[=Le=]Mans.



** [=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 [=Mc=]Govney, (original bassist, 1981-83). In Dave Mustaine's autobiography, he was not fond of McGovney [=Mc=]Govney 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.



-->Drain you of your sanity\\

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-->Drain --> Drain you of your sanity\\



-->Turn on, I see red\\

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-->Turn --> Turn on, I see red\\



-->The final curtain all I see\\

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-->The --> The final curtain all I see\\



-->Who made you God to say\\

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-->Who --> Who made you God to say\\



-->On the fight, for they are right\\

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-->On --> On the fight, for they are right\\



-->Fearless wretch\\

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-->Fearless --> Fearless wretch\\



* 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.
12th Mar '16 12:54:53 AM aye_amber
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* MurderBallad: Their cover of Music/TheMisfits' "Die, Die My Darling". Not exactly a ballad, but...
* NowILayMeDownToSleep: Famously quoted verbatim in "Enter Sandman".
* OneNationUnderCopyright: "And Justice For All" (song)
* ThePowerOfRock: "Metal Militia".

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* MurderBallad: Their cover of Music/TheMisfits' "Die, Die My Darling". Darling." Not exactly a ballad, but...
* NowILayMeDownToSleep: Famously quoted verbatim in "Enter Sandman".
Sandman."
* OneNationUnderCopyright: "And Justice For All" (song)
for All."
* ThePowerOfRock: "Metal Militia".Militia."



** "Am I Evil" (cover): "Am I evil / Yes I fucking am!"
** "Damage Inc.": "Slamming through / Don't fuck with razorback" and "Fuck it all and fucking no regrets"
** "Dyers Eve": "I've outgrown that '''FUCKING''' lullaby!"
** "Fuel": "Fuck 'em, man, white knuckle tight / Through black and white!"
** "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"
** 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!''
** Kirk's comment about ''Justice'':

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** "Am I Evil" (cover): (Cover): "Am I evil evil? / Yes Yes, I fucking am!"
** "Damage Inc.": :" "Slamming through / Don't fuck with razorback" and "Fuck it all and fucking no regrets"
regrets."
** "Dyers Eve": Eve:" "I've outgrown that '''FUCKING''' lullaby!"
** "Fuel": "Fuel:" "Fuck 'em, man, white knuckle tight / Through black and white!"
** "Whiplash": "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."
** 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
"fucking."
---> ''Dedicated
to how I'm fucking you!''
** Kirk's comment about ''Justice'':''...And Justice for All:''



** "Disposable Heroes", which is an anti-war song about a young soldier whose fate is controlled by his superiors.
** 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.
* {{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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** "Disposable Heroes", Heroes," which is an anti-war song about a young soldier whose fate is controlled by his superiors.
** Lars [[http://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.
* {{Rape as Dram|a}}[[BlackComedyRape edy]] RapeAsDrama / BlackComedyRape / RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil: The {{cover|Version}} {{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]].
* ReligionRantSong: "The God That Failed" (Type 2) and "Leper Messiah" (Type 3)

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



* {{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 Fire".
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)", (Sanitarium)," "Harvester Of Sorrow", of Sorrow," and "Frayed Ends Of Sanity".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]].
* StudioChatter: "Anesthesia (Pulling Teeth)" starts with Cliff Burton saying "Bass solo, take one."

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** "Hit The Lights"
the Lights."
** "Master Of Puppets", 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 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.]]
* StudioChatter: "Anesthesia (Pulling Teeth)" starts with Cliff Burton saying saying: "Bass solo, take one."



* ThingsThatGoBumpInTheNight: "Enter Sandman".
-->Hush, little baby, don't say a word\\

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* ThingsThatGoBumpInTheNight: "Enter Sandman".
-->Hush,
Sandman:"
--> Hush,
little baby, don't say a word\\



* TomatoInTheMirror: The line, "[[YouBastard I'm you]]" from "Sad But True".
* 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").
* WarIsHell: "For Whom The Bell Tolls", "One" and "Disposable Heroes."

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* TomatoInTheMirror: The line, "[[YouBastard I'm you]]" from "Sad But True".
True."
* 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") of Sorrow"), and [[RockMeAsmodeus Satan]] ("Jump In The in the Fire").
* WarIsHell: "For Whom The the Bell Tolls", "One" Tolls," "One," and "Disposable Heroes."



** "Sad But True":
--->I'm your truth, telling lies\\

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** "Sad But True":
--->I'm
True:"
---> I'm
your truth, telling lies\\



[[TomatoInTheMirror I'm you]]!
** Also used in "Mama Said". And long pause is added for extra dramatic effect.
--->Mama, now I'm coming home\\

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[[TomatoInTheMirror I'm you]]!
you!]]
** Also used in "Mama Said". Said." And long pause is added for extra dramatic effect.
--->Mama, ---> Mama, now I'm coming home\\



* WhiteDwarfStarlet: "The Memory Remains", about a fading starlet grasping at whatever's left of her former fame.
* WitchHunt: "The Shortest Straw".
* WordSaladLyrics: Sometimes they are just strings of cool-sounding phrases, such as "The End Of The Line":
-->Need… more and more\\

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* WhiteDwarfStarlet: "The Memory Remains", Remains," about a fading starlet grasping at whatever's left of her former fame.
* WitchHunt: "The Shortest Straw".
Straw."
* WordSaladLyrics: Sometimes they are just strings of cool-sounding cool sounding phrases, such as "The End Of The Line":
-->Need… more
of the Line:"
--> Need... More
and more\\



Bleed… battle scars\\

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Bleed… battle Bleed... Battle scars\\



Reign… legacy\\

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Reign… legacy\\Reign... Legacy\\



Stain… rot away\\

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Stain… rot Stain... Rot away\\



* XtremeKoolLetterz: "Fixxxer", the last track on ''[=ReLoad=]''.
* YouBastard: "Sad But True":
-->I'm your truth, telling lies\\

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* XtremeKoolLetterz: "Fixxxer", "Fixxxer," the last track on ''[=ReLoad=]''.
''[=Re=]Load.''
* YouBastard: "Sad But True":
-->I'm
True:"
--> I'm
your truth, telling lies\\



[[TomatoInTheMirror I'm you]]!
* 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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[[TomatoInTheMirror I'm you]]!
you!]]
* YourMom / WouldHurtAChild: The {{cover|Version}} {{cover|version}} of "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.
-->I --> I got something to say/[[RefugeInAudacity I killed your baby today.]]



[[folder:Music/Music referential]]

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[[folder:Music/Music referential]][[folder: Music / Music referential]]



-->'''James''': Shit! Fuck! [[CountryMatters Cunt!]] Faggot! Slut! YourMom!

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-->'''James''': --> '''James''': Shit! Fuck! [[CountryMatters Cunt!]] Faggot! Slut! YourMom!



** Go to a Metallica concert and you'll be able to chant "Die! Die! Die" along with the whole audience during the song "Creeping Death."
* {{Bowdlerise}}: Their first album, ''Kill 'Em All'', fell victim to this; the original title was ''Metal Up Your Ass'', with the cover art showing an electric guitar, complete with spikes and barbed wire, sticking straight up out of a toilet.
* ChartDisplacement: Their sole top-10 hit on the ''Billboard Hot 100'', "Until It Sleeps", is nowhere near as popular as "Master of Puppets", "Enter Sandman", or "One".

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** Go to a Metallica ''Metallica'' concert and you'll be able to chant "Die! Die! Die" along with the whole audience during the song "Creeping Death."
* {{Bowdlerise}}: {{Bowdlerized}}: Their first album, ''Kill 'Em All'', All,'' fell victim to this; the original title was ''Metal Up Your Ass'', Ass,'' with the cover art showing an electric guitar, complete with spikes and barbed wire, sticking straight up out of a toilet.
* ChartDisplacement: Their sole top-10 Top-10 hit on the ''Billboard Hot 100'', 100,'' "Until It Sleeps", Sleeps," is nowhere near as popular as "Master of Puppets", Puppets," "Enter Sandman", Sandman," or "One"."One."



** ''Music/RideTheLightning'', ''Music/MasterOfPuppets'', and ''...And Justice for All'' each have thematic elements linking their songs together (death, those whose fates are controlled by others or who control others' fates, and the miscarriage of justice, respectively).

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** ''Music/RideTheLightning'', ''Music/MasterOfPuppets'', ''Music/RideTheLightning,'' ''Music/MasterOfPuppets,'' and ''...And Justice for All'' each have thematic elements linking their songs together (death, those whose fates are controlled by others or who control others' fates, and the miscarriage of justice, respectively).



* CoverVersion: ''Lots''. They covered "Remember Tomorrow" by Music/IronMaiden for the ''Maiden Heaven'' tribute album. They also did a cover of "Ecstasy of Gold", one of the songs Ennio Morricone did for ''Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly'', and usually open their concerts with the original piece. There's also a heavier version of "Stone Cold Crazy" by Music/{{Queen}}, which they even played at the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert. It was one of the earliest metal songs, and numerous metal bands have played covers as a way of tribute.
** CoverAlbum: ''The $5.98 EP: Garage Days Re-Revisited'', including songs from Diamond Head, Killing Joke and The Misfits (this was also Newsted's debut). Later, an entire double album of them, ''Garage Inc.'', with one disc being reissues of their older covers and the other being new covers, including Music/BobSeger's "Turn the Page", Music/ThinLizzy's version of "Whiskey in the Jar", and Music/LynyrdSkynyrd's "Tuesday's Gone".
** They also have tribute albums of their songs covered by other artists; ''Metallic Attack: The Ultimate Tribute'' by other metal artists and one by punk artists, ''A Punk Tribute To Metallica''.
*** 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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** CoverAlbum: ''The $5.98 EP: Garage Days Re-Revisited,'' including songs from ''Diamond Head,'' ''Killing Joke,'' and ''The Misfits'' (this was also Newsted's debut). Later, an entire double album of them, ''Garage Inc.,'' with one disc being re-issues of their older covers and the other being new covers, including Music/BobSeger's "Turn the Page," Music/ThinLizzy's version of "Whiskey in the Jar," and Music/LynyrdSkynyrd's "Tuesday's Gone."
** They also have tribute albums of their songs covered by other artists; ''Metallic Attack: The Ultimate Tribute'' by other metal artists and one by punk artists: ''A Punk Tribute to Metallica.''
*** 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 and 4 may be for you.
** Generally speaking, if ''Metallica'' covers a song, it's going to be awesome. Even ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=224gm8JEVx0 music.]]
*** And the reverse works too: You know you made it really big when [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wg6e_tbbmqI one of your favourite bands covers one of your songs.]]
* CoverVersion: ''Lots''. ''Lots.'' They covered "Remember Tomorrow" by Music/IronMaiden for the ''Maiden Heaven'' tribute album. They also did a cover of "Ecstasy of Gold", Gold," one of the songs Ennio Morricone ''Ennio Morricone'' did for ''Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly'', ''Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly,'' and usually open their concerts with the original piece. There's also a heavier version of "Stone Cold Crazy" by Music/{{Queen}}, which they even played at the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert. It was one of the earliest metal songs, and numerous metal bands have played covers as a way of tribute.
** CoverAlbum: ''The $5.98 EP: Garage Days Re-Revisited'', including songs from Diamond Head, Killing Joke and The Misfits (this was also Newsted's debut). Later, an entire double album of them, ''Garage Inc.'', with one disc being reissues of their older covers and the other being new covers, including Music/BobSeger's "Turn the Page", Music/ThinLizzy's version of "Whiskey in the Jar", and Music/LynyrdSkynyrd's "Tuesday's Gone".
** They also have tribute albums of their songs covered by other artists; ''Metallic Attack: The Ultimate Tribute'' by other metal artists and one by punk artists, ''A Punk Tribute To Metallica''.
*** 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 ''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 ''Metallica'' as [[TheOneThingIDontHateAboutYou possibly not an insult to music]]. 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]], influence,]] and fewer still who aren't just unwilling to admit it
it.
* DistinctDoubleAlbum: The compilation of covers, ''Garage Inc.''. ''



** The pre-''Kill 'Em All'' demos. James is imitating [[Music/DiamondHead Sean Harris]], Dave is writing lyrics about sex, Ron is plunking along and Lars' drum kit sounds like a cutlery cupboard being opened and closed. The production quality is also often (no surprise) quite poor.

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** The pre-''Kill 'Em All'' demos. James is imitating [[Music/DiamondHead Sean Harris]], Harris,]] Dave is writing lyrics about sex, Ron is plunking along along, and Lars' drum kit sounds like a cutlery cupboard being opened and closed. The production quality is also often (no surprise) quite poor.



* 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").
*** They've written only 4 songs shorter than 4 minutes: "Motorbreath", "Holier Than Thou", "The Struggle Within" and "Wasting My Hate".
** The ''Lulu'' album has 3 songs over 10 minutes, with the longest being "Junior Dad", which is almost ''20 minutes'' long!
* ForDoomTheBellTolls: "For Whom The Bell Tolls", obviously.

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* EpicRocking: They frequently have songs over 5 minutes long, but some really fit the trope, such as "One", "One," "To Live Is To Die", is to Die," "The Outlaw Torn", Torn," "And Justice For for All" (the song), and the [[Music/KingDiamond ''[[Music/KingDiamond Mercyful Fate]] Fate]]'' medley "Mercyful Fate".
Fate."
** Considering the 5-minute referential, 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", 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", Torn," whose uncut version lampshades with with: "Unencumbered by Manufacturing Restrictions Version").
*** They've written only 4 songs shorter than 4 minutes: "Motorbreath", "Motorbreath," "Holier Than Thou", Thou," "The Struggle Within" Within," and "Wasting My Hate".
Hate."
** The ''Lulu'' album has 3 songs over 10 minutes, with the longest being "Junior Dad", Dad," which is almost ''20 minutes'' long!
* ForDoomTheBellTolls: "For Whom The the Bell Tolls", 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.
* LampshadeHanging: "King Nothing" is structurally identical to "Enter Sandman". The last line of the song is "Off to never never land..."
* LargeHam: Whenever James is being overtly evil, he [[MetalScream screams]] and hams up. "CANNOT KILL THE BATTA-RY!"

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* {{Instrumentals}}: "(Anesthesia) Pulling Teeth", Teeth," "The Call Of Ktulu", "Orion", of Ktulu," "Orion," "To Live Is To Die", is to Die," and "Suicide & Redemption". Redemption." The first four feature Cliff Burton prominently, even though "To Live [...]" is to Die" only has a vocal part from him. "Suicide & Redemption", Redemption," on the ''Guitar Hero'' soundtrack, actually has two versions, with solos from Hammett and Hetfield respectively.
* LampshadeHanging: "King Nothing" is structurally identical to "Enter Sandman". Sandman." The last line of the song is "Off to never never land..."
* LargeHam: Whenever James is being overtly evil, he [[MetalScream screams]] and hams up. up.
-->
"CANNOT KILL THE BATTA-RY!"



** 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]].
** ''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.
* LyricalColdOpen: "Gimme fuel, gimme fire, gimme that which I desire- uh!"

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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]]. seriously.]] The general rule for ''Death Magnetic'' is to buy the album, throw it out, [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes and burn this version instead]].
instead.]]
** ''Beyond Magnetic'', Magnetic,'' being songs left over from the sessions for DM, ''Death Magnetic,'' has a rough mix that's very loud but manages to avoid DM's ''Death Magnetic'''s clipping issues.
* LyricalColdOpen: "Gimme fuel, gimme fire, gimme that which I desire- uh!"desire-- Uh!"



** During the Load tour, a mash-up of older songs called "Kill/Ride Medley" was frequently used.
* MetalScream: Metallica are Gods at this.
* 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.
** 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.
* NeverTrustATitle: The song "Through The Never" does not appear in the concert movie ''Through The Never'' or the soundtrack accompanying it.
* NewSoundAlbum: ''The Black Album'', ''Load'' and ''[=ReLoad=]'', ''St. Anger'', ''S & M''. Inverted with ''Death Magnetic'', [[RevisitingTheRoots an "Old Sound Album"]].
* NonAppearingTitle: "Fade To Black", [[TitleTrack "Ride The Lightning", "...And Justice for All"]], "Disposable Heroes", "Enter Sandman" and "The Unforgiven III".
** Additionally, while "Enter Sandman" doesn't have a line that goes "enter sandman", it does have the following:
---> ''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)
* RhymingWithItself: In "Harvester of Sorrow":

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** During the Load ''Load'' tour, a mash-up of older songs called "Kill/Ride "Kill / Ride Medley" was frequently used.
* MetalScream: Metallica ''Metallica'' are Gods at this.
* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Every song in the 80's '80s ranged from 6 ("Fade To to Black") to 9 ("Battery", ("Battery," "Disposable Heroes") The ''The Black Album's 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 2-4's 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 ''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.
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.
self reflections.
* NeverTrustATitle: The song "Through The the Never" does not appear in the concert movie ''Through The the Never'' or the soundtrack accompanying it.
* NewSoundAlbum: ''The Black Album'', ''Load'' Album,'' ''Load,'' and ''[=ReLoad=]'', ''[=Re=]Load,'' ''St. Anger'', Anger,'' and ''S & M''. M.'' Inverted with ''Death Magnetic'', Magnetic,'' [[RevisitingTheRoots an "Old Sound Album"]].
Album."]]
* NonAppearingTitle: "Fade To Black", to Black," [[TitleTrack "Ride The Lightning", the Lightning," "...And Justice for All"]], All,"]] "Disposable Heroes", Heroes," "Enter Sandman" Sandman," and "The Unforgiven III".
III."
** Additionally, while "Enter Sandman" doesn't have a line that goes "enter sandman", sandman," it does have the following:
---> ''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 (That album marks the point where this became prevalent in their music, apparently [[EnforcedTrope enforced]]: {{enforced|trope}}: Bob Rock asked James to get [[SesquipedalianLoquaciousness less wordy]] and said the emphasis helped shorter lyrics fit the timing)
timing).
* RhymingWithItself: In "Harvester of Sorrow":Sorrow:"



* SomethingSomethingLeonardBernstein: "Battery".
* 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.
-->'''James''': It goes something like "[[PunctuatedForEmphasis Seek... and...]] ''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis Destroy.]]''"
* 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'').
* 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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* SomethingSomethingLeonardBernstein: "Battery".
"Battery."
* SongStyleShift: "Fade To Black", to Black," "Welcome Home (Sanitarium)", "One" (Sanitarium)," "One," and "The Day That Never Comes". 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.
-->'''James''': --> '''James''': It goes something like "[[PunctuatedForEmphasis Seek... and...And...]] ''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis Destroy.]]''"
* SpeedyTechnoRemake: "[[http://www."[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cG1GeGRXrMY&fmt=18 com/watch?v=cG1GeGRXrMY YOU LIVE IT YOU LIE IT]]", IT,]]" a happy hardcore remix of "Frantic", "Frantic," made by the electronic musician Renard ''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 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'', 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'').
* SurprisinglyGentleSong: "Nothing Else Matters", Matters," "Mama Said" Said," and "Low Man's Lyric". Lyric." "Fade To Black", to Black," "Welcome Home (Sanitarium)", "One", (Sanitarium)," "One," "The Day That Never Comes, Comes," and "Hero Of The of the Day" start out like this, but build up in intensity.



** 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"
** The opening notes of "Don't Tread On Me" are from "America" from the musical ''Theatre/WestSideStory''.

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** Metallica borrowed the intro of Bleak House's [[http://www.''Bleak House'''s "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zowid7KAmnM "Rainbow Warrior"]] Rainbow Warrior]]" for "Welcome Home (Sanitarium)"; (Sanitarium);" the bridge is based on [[Music/{{Rush}} "Tom Sawyer"]]. "[[Music/{{Rush}} Tom Sawyer.]]" The latter was acknowledged/lampshaded acknowledged / lampshaded by thanking Rush ''Rush'' in the ''Music/MasterOfPuppets'' liner notes.
** They lifted large parts of "Children Of The of the Damned" by Music/IronMaiden for "The Unforgiven II"
II."
** The opening notes of "Don't Tread On Me" are from "America" from the musical ''Theatre/WestSideStory''.''Theatre/WestSideStory.''



* UncommonTime: Showed up sometimes during their thrash days; for example the verses of "...And Justice For All" are in 7/4.

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* UncommonTime: Showed up sometimes during their thrash days; for example the verses of "...And Justice For for All" are in 7/4.



[[folder:Music Videos]]
* BingeMontage: The video for "Whiskey In The Jar."
* UsefulNotes/ColdWar: "All Nightmare Long", which also includes generous helpings of ZombieApocalypse for good measure.
* {{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]]).
* MindScrew: "The Unforgiven", "The Unforgiven II", and "Until It Sleeps".
* NightmareSequence: "Enter Sandman".

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[[folder:Music Videos]]
[[folder: Music Videos]]

* BingeMontage: The video for "Whiskey In The in the Jar."
* UsefulNotes/ColdWar: "All Nightmare Long", Long," which also includes generous helpings of ZombieApocalypse for good measure.
* {{Fanservice}}[=/=]FanDisservice: {{Fanservice}} / FanDisservice: The video for "Whiskey In The Jar". in the Jar." which features lots of scantily-clad 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]]).
* MindScrew: "The Unforgiven", Unforgiven," "The Unforgiven II", II," and "Until It Sleeps".
Sleeps."
* NightmareSequence: "Enter Sandman".Sandman."



* SurrealMusicVideo: "Until It Sleeps", which is full of imagery taken from the surreal paintings of 16th century Dutch painter Creator/HieronymusBosch.

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* SurrealMusicVideo: "Until It Sleeps", Sleeps," which is full of imagery taken from the surreal paintings of 16th century Dutch painter Creator/HieronymusBosch.



* 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."



** "One", specifically the footage from ''Johnny Got His Gun''. The song itself is more evocative of post-UsefulNotes/{{W|orldWarII}}WII battle due to the helicopter in the intro.

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** "One", "One," specifically the footage from ''Johnny Got His Gun''. Gun.'' The song itself is more evocative of post-UsefulNotes/{{W|orldWarII}}WII post-UsefulNotes/WorldWarII battle due to the helicopter in the intro.
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