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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A band that was better before they were famous.

A band that's a bunch of sellouts.
You're band is soooo Metallica.
by B-Will May 31, 2005

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A metal band best known for its heavy guitar, and whiney members.
"yeah we rock, we're fucking Metallica, but we're sooo much better at bitching about everything."

see "Some Kind of Monster"
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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
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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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The greatest thrash metal band known to man, comprised of James Hetfield (singer/rythym guitarist), Lars Urlrich (drummer/founding member), Kirk
Hammett (lead guitarist/god), and Robert Trujillo (bassist). Former members include (but are not limited to) Dave Mustaine, Cliff Burton, and Jason Newsted.

Metallica has released 9 major albums
-Kill Em All
-Ride the Lightning
-Master of Puppets
-...And Justice for All
-Metallica (aka the Black Album)
-Load
-Reload
-St. Anger
-Death Magnetic
Metallica also released other projects, such as S&M, where the band recorded some of their greatest hits with the SFSO; Garage, Inc., a strictly cover disc set; and Some Kind of Monster, a documentary on the making of St. Anger.

Metallica is amazing. Don't deny it.
Metallica was inducted into the R&R Hall of Fame in 2009 because they are that cool.
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A synonym for the word "awesome."
Steve: How's that coffee Jim?

Jim: Its Metallica Steve
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War without end
No remorse No regret
We don't care what it meant
Another day Another death
Another sorrow Another breath
No remorse No repent
We don't care what it meant
Another day Another death
Another sorrow Another breath.
Enough said. Metallica kicks ass.
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