Anyone who hates them generally is a ''cool'' kid because he listens to Lil Wayne or Jonas Brothers and other shit like that.
People who want to look like they like Metallica will say they like 4 songs: Master Of Puppet, One, Enter Sandman and The Day That Never Comes (if they are even able to remember these names). They are just fucking posers. These song are good, true, but it's the only ones they know.
Peope who actually like Metallica will be able to name other songs than the 4 above, and they will be able to name some albums too.
People who think Metallica is the best band ever (like me) will be able to name you some (or all) of the band members (former and present), name which album X song is on, and have an opinion whether the older Metallica (Ride The Lightning, ...And Justice For All, Kill 'Em All, etc.), the mid Metallica (Load, ReLoad and Metallica (commonly called the ''Black Album)) or the newer Metallica (St. Anger and Death Magnetic) is the best.
Me: Dude, you can't compare Metallica and Lil Wayne, that's 2 different styles of music...
''Cool'' kid: YOUR MOM IS 2 DIFFERENT STYLES OF MUSIC! OOOOOOOOH!!! *all his friend cheer him*
Me: Dude Death Magnetic is Metallica's best album ever.
My friend: No way Kill 'Em All kicks ass!
My other friend: Guys, guys, guys... ReLoad is the best.
*all 3 of us start telling why our choice is best*
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