The most popular heavy metal band of their time (which still continues today).
These dudes totally killed it with their debut album "Kill 'em All" and has been rockin' it ever since. They totally changed heavy metal. Many bands of today have been obviously inspired by them, such as: Disturbed, Pillar, DragonForce (believe it or not, Metallica is in their Special Thanks section on their Inhuman Rampage album), Red, and Aftershock (my band, totally underground.)
Inducted into the Rock 'N Roll Hall of Fame after releasing their newest album, "Death Magnetic". This album made Platinum in the first two weeks of release.
Brad: "Hey, who do you think is the coolest metal band of all time?"
Billy: "Psssh, Metallica of course."
by 7-String February 15, 2010

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One of the best bands ever. Heavy influence since 1980's on metal music, popularizing the genre of trash metal. Formed by James Hetfield, Kirk Hammet, Lars Ulrich and Cliff Burton (R.I.P). Their only trouble is to keep a bassist on the band. Cliff, Jason Newsted... and Rob Trujillo.
Dude, if you didnĀ“t knew metallica before reading this. YOU ARE A NOOB!!!
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A band that plays heavy but not TOO heavy music. Some of their most famous songs are Nothing Else Matters, Enter Sandman, The Day that Never Comes, and their cover of Turn the Page. known as just general badasses.
James Hetfield will eat your face
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Heavy Metal band from the Bay Area, a group of very talented musicians, James Hetfield (Rhythmn Guitar, Vocals), Kirk Hammett (Lead Guitar), Lars Ulrich (Drums) and Rob Trujillo (Bass, Backing Vocals).

That's the current line up, but as longer standing members of the band, thay've had Cliff Burton (Bass, Backing Vocals) who tragically died after a coach accident, who was then replaced by Jason Newstead, another phenomenal player, and was in the band when they recorded arguably their greatest album, 'Metallica' (or The Black Album, as it's sometimes known).

They've also had Dave Mustaine (Lead Guitarist) in the band, who was amazingly talented, but got fired due to addictions, but went on to form his own band Megadeth, and has sold around 10 Million records.

Albums:
Kill 'Em All
Ride The Lightning
Master Of Puppets
...And Justice For All
Metallica
Load
Re-Load
Garage Inc.
S&M
St. Anger

During the recording of St Anger, they had cameras filming them, which eventually formed the Documentry 'Some Kind of Monster', which revealed cracks in the band, but they pulled through, and made a decent album, although some people didn't like it, because it related to the date at the time (No solos etc.).

Hopefully, 'Tallica should be back in the studio soon and recording a new album, on par with MoP and Metallica.
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Me: Well, read my absurdly long description on UD
by Metalliguy June 14, 2005

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most definately the most awesomest band ever to walk the face of gods green earth. they are the best EVER. Consists of James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammet, and Robert Trujillo.
fuck yeah
R.I.P. Cliff Burton
by irishmoron May 18, 2005

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One of the greatest heavy metal bands of all time. Band members consist of one of the greatest frontmen in metal, and great rythm guitarist, James Hetfield, great drummer Lars Ulrich, excellent bassist Robert Trujilo, and a great lead guitarist, Kirk Hammett. Has had many other talented musicians, such as kickass bassists Cliff Burton and Jason Newsted and Megadeth guitarist Dave Mustaine. Have been known to break the horrible hair metal rockstar era in the 80's, and in 1986 making one of the greatest metal albums of all time, Master of Puppets. Their sound influenced many other great bands to play thrash metal, such as Slayer.
people who say Metallica sold out just need to grow up. metallica is one of the few bands that had the balls to sue napster's ass, and experiment with their sound while not giving a fuck about what other people think of them. their live shows still kick fucking ass, anyone who doesnt think so can take a look at some vids from the 2003 madly in anger tour
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A band among the pioneers of Metal in the 1980's who, although talented in the instrumental department, sucks as far as singing and lyrics go, and is very overrated. THUNDER...THUNDER...THUUUUUUNNNDDEEEEERRRR. How childish. A very large portion of their fan base includes guys between the ages of 30-40 years who still live with their parents and are not very intelligent. In my opinion, liking this band is excusable if you're a teenager in high school, but when you get older and still like them, I mean, really?
Highly immature 30 year old: Metallica rules!

Me: Yeah, I thought so, too. In HIGH SCHOOL! Then I grew up, and realized that they are just a bunch of wannabes who think they're badass but they're really not.
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