History Music / Metallica

19th Feb '17 11:31:26 AM Lyendith
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* LongRunnerLineup: As much as Jason was the New Guy for 14 years, his tenure is the longest of the band without changing members so far (14 years). Right behind is the Trujillo line-up, since 2003. Cliff likely would have stayed longer were it not for his tragic death.

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* LongRunnerLineup: As much as Jason was the New Guy for 14 years, his tenure is was the longest of the band without changing members so far (14 years). Right behind is the members, until Trujillo line-up, (in the band since 2003.2003) equalled it. Cliff likely would have stayed longer were it not for his tragic death.
11th Feb '17 10:43:56 PM LooneyCartoons
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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.

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* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Every song in the 80's ranged from 6 ("Fade to Black") Black", "One") 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'' ''Hardwired...To Self-Destruct'' are back to mostly 6-9 range, while ''Lulu'' literally hits everything from 1 to at least 8.
10th Feb '17 5:07:56 AM igordebraga
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** ''Hardwired'' has the song "Murder One", named after Lemmy's amplifier, and [[SongOfSongTitle filled with references to]] Music/{{Motorhead}} to honor the recently departed frontman.



* WorkingTitle: "Until It Sleeps" was "Fobd" as they found it similar to Music/{{Soundgarden}}'s "Fell On Black Days". And ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Metallica_demos#Demo_Magnetic Demo Magnetic]]'' reveals some amusing ones ("Hi Guy", "German Soup", "Gymbag"), which apart from "UN3" for "The Unforgiven III" are all unrelated to the end result.



** ''Hardwired...to Self-Destruct'' and ''St. Anger'' both make extensive use of this trope, as well. After the first track, not a single track on ''Hardwired'' is less than five minutes long, and all but three are longer than six, with "Halo on Fire", the longest, topping out at over eight. And of course, the album itself is seventy-seven and a half minutes long. The bonus disc isn't as consistent an employer of this trope, but the longest track, the Ronnie James Dio medley, is over nine minutes long, and several other songs top the six-minute mark. As for ''St. Anger'', every song tops the five-minute long mark and six of them top seven ("All Within My Hands", the longest track, is nearly nine minutes long).
* ForDoomTheBellTolls: "For Whom the Bell Tolls", obviously.

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** ''Hardwired...to Self-Destruct'' and ''St. Anger'' both make extensive use of this trope, as well. After the first track, not a single track on ''Hardwired'' is less than five minutes long, and all but three are longer than six, with "Halo on Fire", the longest, topping out at over eight. And of course, the album itself is seventy-seven and a half minutes long.long, forcing its songs to be spread across two disks. The bonus disc isn't as consistent an employer of this trope, but the longest track, the Ronnie James Dio medley, is over nine minutes long, and several other songs top the six-minute mark. As for ''St. Anger'', every song tops the five-minute long mark and six of them top seven ("All Within My Hands", the longest track, is nearly nine minutes long).
* ForDoomTheBellTolls: "For Whom the Bell Tolls", obviously. [[EverythingIsAnInstrument (the sound is actually Lars hitting an anvil)]]


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* TitleTrack: "Ride the Lightning", "Master of Puppets", "...And Justice for All", "St. Anger"... and "Hardwired", which does employ a full AlbumTitleDrop on the chorus.
30th Jan '17 11:49:12 AM Lyendith
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* OverlyLongName: Roberto Augustin Miguel Santiago Samuel Trujillo Veracruz. Fans prefer to call him "Rob", for obvious reasons.
13th Jan '17 4:25:16 PM Lyendith
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* ''[[Music/ExodusBand Kirk Hammett]]'' - guitar, bass (1983-Present)
* '''''James Hetfield''''' - lead vocals, guitar, drums (1981-Present)

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* ''[[Music/ExodusBand Kirk Hammett]]'' - lead guitar, bass (1983-Present)
* '''''James Hetfield''''' - lead vocals, rhythm guitar, drums (1981-Present)
2nd Jan '17 2:02:43 PM CassandraLeo
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* SurprisinglyGentleSong: "Nothing Else Matters", "Mama Said" and "Low Man's Lyric". "Fade to Black", "Welcome Home (Sanitarium)", "One", "The Day That Never Comes, and "Hero of the Day" start out like this, but build up in intensity.

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* SurprisinglyGentleSong: "Nothing Else Matters", "Mama Said" and Said", "Low Man's Lyric".Lyric", "Little Dog", and "Junior Dad". "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.
18th Dec '16 6:42:47 PM Tenebrae3
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** Lars Ulrich: Choleric.
** James Hetfield: Melancholic.
** Kirk Hammett: Phlegmatic.
** Robert Trujillo: Sanguine.

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** Lars Ulrich: Choleric.
Sanguine.
** James Hetfield: Melancholic.
Choleric.
** Kirk Hammett: Phlegmatic.
Melancholic.
** Robert Trujillo: Sanguine.Phlegmatic.
12th Dec '16 12:11:12 AM Xtifr
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The one, the only. Formed in the early '80s when aspiring Danish tennis player/drummer Lars Ulrich placed an ad in a UsefulNotes/LosAngeles 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 Lars Ulrich placed an ad in a UsefulNotes/LosAngeles 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''' 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]]).
9th Dec '16 6:55:48 AM Willbyr
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''Death Magnetic'' is the most in-character effort they've had in years, but is a casualty of the LoudnessWar, and whether it's any good depends entirely on [[BrokenBase who you ask]]. In 2011, they collaborated with Music/LouReed on ''Lulu'', which has been panned by just about everyone that has an opinion on it (except, strangely, Music/DavidBowie, who loved it and cited it as an influence on his own last album, ''Music/{{Blackstar}}''). In 2012, to tie into their 30th anniversary mega-reunion shows, they released ''Beyond Magnetic'', an EP consisting of four songs left over from the studio sessions for ''Death Magnetic''. On 30 November the same year, they left Creator/WarnerBrosRecords (where they'd been since being signed to subsidiary Creator/ElektraRecords in 1984), with the rights to all their studio albums, master recordings and videos, and formed a new independent label, Blackened Recordings. Its first release, a month later, was ''Quebec Magnetic'', a live DVD culled from two performances in Quebec City in 2009.

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At the time of its release, ''Death Magnetic'' is was the most in-character effort they've they'd had in years, but is years. However, it's a casualty of the LoudnessWar, and whether it's any good depends entirely on [[BrokenBase who you ask]]. In 2011, they collaborated with Music/LouReed on ''Lulu'', which has been panned by just about everyone that has an opinion on it (except, strangely, Music/DavidBowie, who loved it and cited it as an influence on his own last album, ''Music/{{Blackstar}}''). In 2012, to tie into their 30th anniversary mega-reunion shows, they released ''Beyond Magnetic'', an EP consisting of four songs left over from the studio sessions for ''Death Magnetic''. On 30 November the same year, they left Creator/WarnerBrosRecords (where they'd been since being signed to subsidiary Creator/ElektraRecords in 1984), with the rights to all their studio albums, master recordings and videos, and formed a new independent label, Blackened Recordings. Its first release, a month later, was ''Quebec Magnetic'', a live DVD culled from two performances in Quebec City in 2009.
8th Dec '16 9:42:20 PM ryanasaurus0077
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Their album, ''Death Magnetic'', is the most in-character effort they've had in years, but is a casualty of the LoudnessWar, and whether it's any good depends entirely on [[BrokenBase who you ask]]. In 2011, they collaborated with Music/LouReed on ''Lulu'', which has been panned by just about everyone that has an opinion on it (except, strangely, Music/DavidBowie, who loved it and cited it as an influence on his own last album, ''Music/{{Blackstar}}''). In 2012, to tie into their 30th anniversary mega-reunion shows, they released ''Beyond Magnetic'', an EP consisting of four songs left over from the studio sessions for ''Death Magnetic''. On 30 November the same year, they left Creator/WarnerBrosRecords (where they'd been since being signed to subsidiary Creator/ElektraRecords in 1984), with the rights to all their studio albums, master recordings and videos, and formed a new independent label, Blackened Recordings. Its first release, a month later, was ''Quebec Magnetic'', a live DVD culled from two performances in Quebec City in 2009.

In late 2016 they released Hardwired ...To Self Destruct which is a clear return to their 1980s thrash / speed metal roots and is likely to appeal to their original fanbase --if that fanbase ever hears of it and / or gives it a fair listen after feeling burned by the 90s change of direction. Musically it is very much what those fans have asked for, though whether it will succeed in connecting with and re-energizing them remains to be seen. Some may be skeptical that such a return to form is possible or that it has taken place, feeling that the band has cried wolf with such claims before and dismiss the current one for that reason. Others may retain feelings of betrayal from the aforementioned events that led to accusations of selling out and be unwilling to listen to anything the band produces or has to say on principle. Regardless of any controversy, however, it is significant that the band --for better or worse-- has resumed the style that once made them famous.

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

In late 2016 they released Hardwired ...''Hardwired ...To Self Destruct Destruct'' which is a clear return to their 1980s thrash / speed metal roots and is likely to appeal to their original fanbase --if that fanbase ever hears of it and / or gives it a fair listen after feeling burned by the 90s change of direction. Musically it is very much what those fans have asked for, though whether it will succeed in connecting with and re-energizing them remains to be seen. Some may be skeptical that such a return to form is possible or that it has taken place, feeling that the band has cried wolf with such claims before and dismiss the current one for that reason. Others may retain feelings of betrayal from the aforementioned events that led to accusations of selling out and be unwilling to listen to anything the band produces or has to say on principle. Regardless of any controversy, however, it is significant that the band --for band--for better or worse-- has resumed worse--has returned to the style that once made them famous.
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