2. Along with Slayer, one of the most popular bands for "true metal fans" to mention when attempting to tell others not to listen to "fake nu metal". They're not even THAT great, guys. Only two of their albums are really worth mentioning - the ones mentioned above, and those are really old. Besides, they're sellouts themselves (see St. Anger)
2. "Dont lizzen to teh Slippnot!!11 U msut get REEL metyl liek Metallica adn Slayer!!1 lolz!"
In 2002 (or was it 03?) they released St. Anger, an album which shocked us again at how low they could go. They completely removed the guitar solo (a vital part of the heavy metal song) from all the songs. This resulted in their worst album and their grouping with nu-metal.
One shouldn't forget, however, that their 80's albums are some of the best from that decade, including great tracks like Fade To Black, Sanitarium, One, Ride The Lightning, Battery, The Four Horsemen, Master Of Puppets.
Friend: With the symphony? Yeah, that was cool, pity James's voice has gone down the drain.
James Hetfield - Guitar, vocals
Lars Ulrich - Drums
Kirk Hammett - Guitar
Rob Trujillo - Bass
Cliff Burton - Bass
Jason Newsted - Bass, Backing vocals
Dave Mustaine - Guitar, vocals
Ron McGoveny - Bass
Lloyd Grant - Guitar