One of the great pioneers of Metal, many artists today try to base themselves of of Metallica
Metallica is not named for Metal, Metal is named for Metallica
by A-pock September 28, 2007
Verb. To depreciate in quality,
or degrade in performance,
especially when referring to
a performer, artist, or group.
The band Anthrax really metallica'd
when they released their new album,
they sure don't play like they used to.
by Tiggerpaws January 08, 2006
The Gods of metal, and the cd "MASTER OF PUPPETS" is their holy grail.

It doesn't get any better than these guys. Known for their grinding riffs, melodious interludes, and crazy guitar solos, they're the most kick ass band out there.

During the recording of the solo for the song Master of Puppets, Kirk isnt even sure what he did for one part. He pulled some sort of artificial harmonic and did something wierd on accident with the string that gave this sick sound that they liked, so they decided to keep it. Even when he screws up, it sounds sick!

Metallica! Now theres some fucking metal!
by FOSbass May 18, 2008
A heavy metal band that was amazing up until 2003's "St. Anger", where the songwriting dropped off and Lars Ulrich started whining about Napster. Their music was incredible back in the 80's and the early 90's.
Metallica was awesome, but their new music sounds more like Three Days Grace then anything.
by ledzep3168 August 12, 2009
The best trash metal ever.
Master of Puppets - Metallica
by cacca August 07, 2005
Probably one of theee best metal bands to ever walk this earth. also known as one of the biggest sellout bands. true, but just cause you've sold out doesnt mean you suck. Metallica is and will be forever one of thee best metal bands. Anything past the 4 first albums is kinda shitty but not all of it.
Dude, metallica is fucking awesome.
by lauraM March 05, 2008
Band who spearheaded the thrash metal movement at the start of the 80's but abandoned the genre of heavy metal at the start of the 90's and became the most pathetic sellouts in the history of music.

A money hungry midget named lar$,leader of the band,was sick of not getting mass credit for their work in the 80's and wanted to be a rock star and bob cock and him collectively raped the metal from the band and ever since the black album they have been a JOKE because of this.

Respect where due, all of their 80's albums range from decent to fucking brilliant but as people the band are assholes. James is all brawn no brains & Kirk Hammett is one of the girliest men I've ever seen from his voice down to his love of make up and nail polish, Jason Newsted and the new guy were 2 more puppets and they all had their strings pulled by Lar$, the typical midget with a chip on his shoulder.

The band from the black album on turned their back on metal and gave it a middle fingered salute. They viewed themselves as bigger than it and they wanted mass popularity which is NOT metal. They are probably the best examples of "a sellout" in the world of music. Abandoning the original vision and integrity for a different approach which is geared around mass popularity as opposed to doing things for the music.

The real truth why Lar$ and co decided to sellout out is that they'd used up all their ideas, all their Mustaine riffs and they'd tried being progressive on "...and justice for all" and died on their ass. They had 2 options. Proceed on trying to make better metal albums or use their big fanbase and a pop producer to produce a simple pop metal record which the chart fans will love.

James Hetfield was also seen around this time saying bands like Slayer and Exodus are "still doing the same old thing, we've progressed from that". Slowing your sound down, Softening it and making it more digestible is only progression towards one thing. Being a pop band.

Even in the 80's these guys were dicks. Stealing riffs from original member, Dave Mustaine and not giving him credit. They've even stated themselves they're selfish people. This is evident in their apathy towards fans of their metal work and the fact they keep putting out half assed music on albums since the black album simply because they can't submit effort and mainly becasue they CAN.
Metallica=from metal pioneers to pathetic sellouts
by Jaxtapose October 28, 2006

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