This is a thread for all admirers, fans and followers of Heavy Metal music, in all it's various forms and styles. Thrash, Hardcore, Death, Speed, Grindcore, Punk, any other form of Metal music and all the bands that fall under that umbrella-- discuss them here.
This thread started out strictly a Metallica thread, so I'll leave the original post. They're the quintessental Metal band anyway, very fitting start for a metal thread...
Metallica. One of the greatest (if not the greatest) Heavy Metal bands of all-time. Writers of metal classics like Enter Sandman, Master of Puppets, Seek & Destroy, Sad But True, For Whom the Bell Tolls and so on, they've sold over 100 Million albums in 25 years..
Over the past few years their celebrity has been waning a bit, and expectations for their new album, the release date of which has been pushed back several times and is now described as "hopefully being out by Summer 2008", will really spell out the future for the band...I'm a longtime fan and am looking forward to the new album, but the release pushbacks have got me and other fans pretty irked, it's been almost 5 years since St. Anger and that's pushing it for any band...(well, except maybe the Stones).
So, let's discuss Metallica...
What are your thoughts on the new album?
Did you like their last album (St. Anger)?
What's your favorite Metallica song?
Do you subscribe to the school of "Metallica sold out"?
Do you prefer new or old Metallica?
Which bassist was best, Cliff, Jason or Rob?
Post pics, video-links or anything else METAL related. You can even post comic references if you can find them....and trust me, they're out there.