Yeah Metallica sold out...everyone says this, your know what they also did? They brought metal to the mainstream, there was no metal on the radio before the Black album, (no hair metal doesn't count) in fact I'm guessing most people that are saying "fuck metallica, only the first 4 albums were good" would never have heard of them or their first 4 albums if it wasn't for the Black album. If it wasnt for Metallica "selling out" metal would be an underground music scene and be barely keeping itself alive (see Hardcore's rise and fall) There would be no Pantera, Disturbed, Slipknot, Bullet for my Valentine, Mudvane, etc, etc, on the radio.no respect for ghey sellouts...Metallica should be stripped of thier name, they don't deserve the *metal*.
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Although I do agree 100% on all the Lars statements in this topic, he really does keep the band "slow" and has lost his touch his has been the worst performances on the albums...still he manages to kick ass live .