This week we will take a journey into the chronicles of Metallica. The pioneers of thrash have already solidified their place as one of the greatest in heavy metal history. Over the years, Metallica has continued kicking ass and taking names. However; their career dominance in the music realm has not come without controversy. While there is no denying their legacy as far as entertainers, there discography remains one of the most widely scrutinized in metal.
In fact, whenever Metallica has moved to push the envelop in different musical directions, die hard fans have often cried fowl. During these times the band has been accused of "selling out" or "caving in to mainstream culture." No matter what disagreements may arise though, their discography catalog is superbly diverse and worthy of praise...well that is most of it.
It's certainly safe to say that most will agree that 'LuLu' and 'St. Anger' are low points in Metallica's journey. Furthermore, its regarded that 'S&M' may have been their most creative effort to date. So for purposes of this piece, those albums have been left out of the equation.
Nonetheless, we have focused our attention to Metallica's most relevant features and it should be a fun assignment. Of course as always, top album lists are a matter of opinion. In generating the rankings, we try to take all aspects into account including composition, album flow, album impact and album quality.
There has never been any middle ground with Metallica...you either love them or hate them...it's always black or white. However; when it comes to their catalog, there is always disagreements on which ones remain quintessential. With that being said...it's time to fade to grey...so without further ado...here is Metallica from fringe to Mount Rushmore...
Well, we hope that you enjoyed this week's edition. Metallica always gets the juices flowing and they are one of the most interesting bands to debate. So where do you have these albums ranked? What's your pick for number one?
We certainly would love to get more audience participation with this segment moving forward. Let us know what bands you would like us to cover!! Looking for feedback as this could make it more interesting for our loyal fans...Anyways, hopefully you all are staying safe and sound in quarantine. Well...if your bored you can always check out Kevin and Johnny on Thursday evenings 7PM-9PM, as they cover all of your favorites from past and present! Who knows...maybe you will even hear some Metallica this week...can't wait to find out. As we leave you...please enjoy this timeless classic from the 'Master of Puppets' masterpiece...