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An American heavy metal band whose "Nothing else matters" is banned along with "Stairway to Heaven" in most guitar stores.
- Can I try this guitar?
- Yeah, but if you try playing Nothing Else Matters I'm gonna smash ya. Metallica can play it well enough, we don't need your shit.
by mmasny May 19, 2010
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wrong-->"Oh my god, Jessica, your post literally scared me to death" right--> "I literally wrote this post at 3:04 A.M."
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A band which has been writing songs and albums since the eighties and is still writing them today. Unlike many heavy metal bands out there, such as Slipknot, they chose not to attempt to growl and scream about murder. Instead, they focused on more meaningful problems. St. Anger, for example, was an album almost entirely based around alcohol addiction.
Many fans believe that they "sold out" in the Black Album, which featured their most widely known (though not most popular) song, Enter Sandman, which was their first music video, and won best hard rock music video at the 1992 MTV music video awards.
Their most popular album is probably Master of Puppets, for the song represented in the title. Their most controversial is St. Anger, which was written shortly after James Hetfield (the lead singer) got over some really bad alcohol-related problems. Arguably the least popular member of the band is Lars Ulrich, who led Metallica's infamous lawsuit against Napster.
"Ride the Lightning" is still often referred to in popular popular culture, and is often used as a one-liner by characters in video-games and movies when killing someone with electricity.
"You know Metallica?"
"...Yes?"
"Totally sold out after the Black Album. I can't believe them."
"They changed their style, they didn't sell out."
"FUCK YOU, MASTER OF PUPPETS IS TEH BEST SONG EVER!"
"... Okay, but how does that actually reinforce your argument?"
"... FUCK YOU!"
"Okay then."
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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
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One of the most influential and popular heavy metal groups of all time.
Metallica are the kings of heavy metal.
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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
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