James Hetfield put an ad in the local newspaper called "The recycler" for a heavy metal band. As did lars ulrich.
Then they met up. and became One of the most celebrated and talented metal groups of the eighties, defining thrash and metal music all together with their roaring guitar. Blistering fast solos, And they're thumping bass and drums. Them, along with Slayer, Pantera, and Iron Maiden helped bring The music to a much higher level. Starting with "Kill 'em All" featuring the well known tracks, "Seek and Destroy", "No remorse", "Whiplash", And "the four horsemen". Soon followed Ride the lightning, which was an instant classic with all of its heavy melodies and lightning fast solos. And then, Came the album that i think defined Metallica better then anything else of their creation. Master of Puppets.
This album featured "Battery", And the crowd favorite and title track, Master of puppets. But on the master of puppets tour, tragedy struck, And Metallica's tour bus slid on the infamous "black ice" and rolled. And killed Their bassist. cliff Burton. After his death, Metallica refused to be called Metallica. Or even a band in general. Until they found Jason Newsted. And he filled the shoes of cliff as well as anyone could.then, they made "...And justice for all". Which in my eyes. Was their last great album. They utilized Kirk's Ability to play classic. With modern day metal. which made this usurp all their other albums in record time.
Then, Around 1990, They had a vision for the fifth metallica album. Nicknamed "black" . A Self titled compilation featuring "Enter sandman", and "wherever i may roam". Which were pretty much the only decent tracks.
After This, they made "Load". Which featured tracks such as "Aint my bitch". Which is my favorite off that album. "King nothing", And "Until it sleeps". But this album wasn't metal. It was more Hard Rock.
Then came Re-load. An album with tracks that didn't make it onto Load. My favorite would be "fuel". It was just excellent. But that was the only song i liked.

After Re-load, Came easily their worst music ever. With St. anger. This Cd got people's hopes up with the single "St anger". Which was decent. But then with tracks like frantic and other stuff. People grew to hate it. And they realized, that the band known as metallica. will soon be no more

But thanks for your beautiful music. RIP cliff burton. Thank you jason newsted. And rob trujillo. Suck my dick!
Me: Hey, what metallica DVD should i get "Live shit, binge and purge", Or "Cunning stunts"?
Friend: I'd get live shit. Cunning stunts made my eyes tear when i heard james's voice.
Me: Allright, Anyways. On live shit, Jason newsted sings "seek and destroy"! how fucking metal is that??!
Friend: Now you see why i love him so much
James Hetfeild- Vox and Rhythm Guitar
Kirk Hammet- Lead Guitar
Jason newsted- Ex bassist
Cliff burton-Ex bassist. Rest in peace brother, Rest In peace.
Lars ulrich- Drummer
by GDOGDOG October 07, 2006
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One of the greatest bands of all time, with over 85 million albums sold. Known to have been pioneers of the 80s metal scene.
by JasonAshton February 20, 2003
One of the most influential and popular heavy metal groups of all time.
Metallica are the kings of heavy metal.
by Sam March 24, 2005
San Francisco metal band formed in the early 80's. Their four albums from the 80's are class, and incidentally their best known offerings. However the material released post-1991 is of curiously low standard with the occasional great track.

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.
Me: Man, you seen that Metallica DVD?
Friend: With the symphony? Yeah, that was cool, pity James's voice has gone down the drain.
by Bollocks43 August 09, 2005
the greatest band on earth. literally. no doubt about it. they have been producing songs since the eighties, in the heavy-metal genre.
a heavy metal band famous for their music in the eighties.
by mike. March 23, 2005
One of the greatest, and most prolific bands of all time. They were pioneers in the genre of thrash metal when they started out, with Kill Em' All. Their next three albums, Ride the Lightning, Master of Puppets, and ...And Justice for All, were, and still are, all considered speedmetal masterpieces. When the 90's rolled around, Metallica released a self titled album, nicknamed the black album. This record featured a softer, more mainstream sound, but still had that characteristic Metallica edge to it. After years of tuoring for the black album, Metallica finally went back into the studio to record their 6th album, Load. Load had a much different sound than any of their previous stuff, opting for a more bluesy, hard rock style than the speedmetal that everyone associated the band with. Not too long after Load came out, a follow up album was released, ReLoad, which consisted of other songs that were written during the same time but didn't make it onto the album. Afterwards, an collection of various old cover songs from the 80's was compiled with brand new covers, and released as Garage Inc. And not too long after that came out, Metallica recorded a concert in which they played many of their classic songs, as well as some new ones, with the San Francisco Symphony. The result was the S&M album. Years later, in 2003, Metallica put out their most recent album, St. Anger. The album had mixed reactions among fans and non fans alike, but now, more than two years after its release, hopefully the controversy has died down, and we can all look foward to the next album.
~ Metallica ~
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

Metallica Rules!
by rastablowtorch August 23, 2005
an awesome heavy metal band that helped pioneer metal and keep it alive and needs no introduction
Metallica is the greatest music pioneer ever
by DanMo July 29, 2005
easily the greatest band in the world 11 albums
James Hetfield - Vocals, rhythm guitar
Lars Ulrich - drums (crazy)
Kirk Hammet - lead guitar
Robert Trujillo - bass
master of puppets, sanitarium, enter sandman, no remorse

R.I.P. Cliff Burton
by irishmoron August 23, 2005
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