One of the pioneers of hard metal in the 80's, they later lost their soul and their hair to the establishment, in essence becoming pawns in the capitalist game of chess. No, checkers.
Originally heralded as anti-establishment, following the heart of Metal with excessive drinking (which earned the nickname AlcohollicA) and substance abuse, however this all changed when they hired a group therapist to sort out the mess that substance abuse and alcohol usually cause (though most bands suck it up). These therapy sessions can be seen in the box-office crap, "some kind of monster
," the video recordings of the death of metallica. After the invasion of unwanted sanity, Metallica cut their hair, joined the vanguard against napster
to a point of obsession and supported the career of Avril Lavigne
. Damn her.
Once Gods among Men, now pussyfied shadows, less metal than Poison but without the ironic tongue in cheek likeability.
Look for the old guys dancing on the grave of Napster. That would be Metallica.