This was the hardest learning curve of them all, and it’s something I struggle with now. I really wish I had got this into my head much much earlier.

Nothing new, nothing that old. Relevant (in a relative way). Almost unique. Most of all, it’s defiant.

Metallica hadn’t sounded this focused and intense in ages. Metallica scheduled the release of Death Magnetic as September 12, 2008, and the band filmed a music video for the album’s first single, “The Day That Never Comes”. The band’s third album, Master of Puppets (1986), was described as one of the heaviest and most influential thrash metal albums.

Between this circus gospel, they find plenty of time to rap about 40-ouncers and venereal disease. Hated equally by jazz and rock fans, Kenny Gorelick’s limpid instrumentals and obsequious cameos helped turn the soprano sax solo into pop music’s most feared clich�. He started his career with fusion hack Jeff Lorber, and his 1986 album, Duotones, established a steady market for anodyne, minimal background music, an aesthetic that reached its zenith in 1997 when “The G” set a world record by holding a single note for 45 minutes.

and you are right Metal machine Music did inspire a ton of electronic and ambient artists, ive listened to metal machine Music, I think its cool. But also Metallica has never really done a collaborative album, and it is very weird to think “Metallica and Lou Reed? ” It is crazy, but hey I got a lot of respect for Metallica, they are legends in their own right, I was actually glad a real musician commented on this album. Hi Alex, you’re one of the best guitarrist of this planet, maybe far and beyond too.

Yes, they are a metal band, but they were weirder, more experimental, almost with a classical edge. I found out later that they were all once the band behind VAST, who is one of the better industrial artists out there today. I would love to see Memento again one day, but they seem to have vanished. I agree that there are some very close-minded metalheads out there, but people do change. And no matter what anyone says, it was extremely bold of those guys to do this album and that same boldness is what created those few Metallica albums that all their fans can agree on.

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And it strikes me that those albums are like going to your favorite vacation spots over and over. It never changes, but it’s fun. Yes which is funny since dominant seventh chords feature a tritone interval and classical music uses them i’m sure !

After all, the foundation of metal is the riff, something even the far from bright cartoon characters Beavis & Butthead can latch onto (who of course are created by a brilliant man, Mike Judge. Would love to see a B&B take on Lulu). Many metal fans have trouble listening to blues, jazz and classical, let alone accepting that these forms have helped shape the music they love.

Its eponymous fifth album, Metallica (1991), the band’s first to root predominantly in heavy metal, appealed to a more mainstream audience, achieving substantial commercial success and selling over 16 million copies in the United States to date, making it the best-selling album of the SoundScan era. After experimenting with different genres and directions in subsequent releases, the band returned to its thrash metal roots with the release of its ninth album, Death Magnetic (2008), which drew similar praise to that of the band’s earlier albums.

It doesn’t follow any set of rules and this is what art should be all about. underneath that blanket? Mr. Skolnick, with all due respect, to invalidate that which is even clear to yourself, then have the mitigated gall to call Enemy of Style ignorant is horribly cruel.

From thrash-tastic masterpieces to reviled missteps, it’s been quite a ride for the metal icons

You have to. If you get good praise that’s awesome, but you need to stay grounded. While conversely, if you get just reemed, you can’t take it personally; you learn from it. That is one reason why I like Metallica so much, they do what they want and if you don’t like it, that’s okay because they believe in what they do.

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