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|Metallica: A Controversial Ranking|
I do love me some Metallica, but not the same kind as most people. I prefer the groove-oriented or expansive sounds to that of the merciless thrash, though I do enjoy a fair share of that as well.
Needless to say, my opinions are a little bit... different.
|13||Lou Reed and Metallica|
Would one even call this a Metallica album? (Also, this is trash, but "Junior Dad" is gorgeous.)
This album is one hell of a (experiment?) mistake, which has a few solid efforts to bring it back to the basics before falling apart completely.
Kill 'Em All
The punk-thrash roots of Metallica are both invigorating and enjoyable, but it doesn't require repeated listens from the casual listener and mainly serves to highlight the ground-breaking work that comes later in their career.
...And Justice for All
Pushing the limits of thrash music, we can feel Metallica straining to break free of the limitations of the genre. There are a couple really good songs off of here, but their straight-up masterpiece "One" is what makes this album a real winner in the long run.
Trying to go all the way back to the thrash without being able to stop their experimental roots, Metallica ends up with a whole bunch of good thrash songs, some great thrash-grooves, and the beautiful "Unforgiven III," which highlights their musical evolution more than anything before.
Still swinging from the previous "Load," this one takes a more alternative approach. The southern-styled tracks are more filler than before, but the ones that go against the grain are just as strong this time around.
Master of Puppets
The widely considered godfather of modern metal seems in my eyes to vary little from "Ride the Lightning," similar riffs, similar ideas, and nearly exact track placement, it's no doubt that this is a great album, but not as much a classic as the previous in my eyes.
Hardwired... to Self-Destruct
Taking back to the more old school, Metallica takes their 80s thrash and 90s grooves and ties them together to make an extremely solid, if occasionally redundant, metal record.
Easily the most varied of any Metallica album, they go from thrashy punk to twangin' country covers without ever missing a step.
It took Metallica in an obviously controversial direction, but the brutal southern-rock grooves coupled with the colossal emotion of "The Outlaw Torn" and "Bleeding Me," every song keeps the toes tapping and the heads banging.
Ride the Lightning
Thrash Metallica at its finest, blending blistering riffs with elegant classical-styled compositions and just plain flat-out creativity, everyone can win with this one.
The brilliant addition of an orchestra to metal music causes the most full-sounding music ever put out by Metallica. Nearly every song on here is enhanced by this performance.
Combines the heavy nature of Metallica with more organic, experimental sounds, dispensing thrash to create a more expansive and emotional sound that also ended up being more radio-friendly. And who were they to argue?
|Tried to give more of an explanation this time. Hear me out, it's just my opinion, albeit a probably frustrating one.|
|Plz don't ban me|
|well at least its less pointless than the usual metallica rankings|
|i bet my opinion is even more frustrating|
|Glad to be of service!|
And Mystletainn I'm intrigued.
|everything they've ever done is a 1/5|
|Love seeing Load that high|
|@ Sinternet Savage|
|Love me some Load|
|I think this might be the first Metallica ranked list since Hardwired dropped, surprised there hasn't been like 73910374 of these already|
|I haven't like, finally finalized my rating for that, but I'm pretty comfortable putting it where I did|
|This is actually a great list. I don't agree with it, but its cool to see someone who doesn't just blindly shit on everything post-Black album. |
|neekafat you bastard this is too far|
|very controversial bc one of their best is ranked last|
|Dude your profile pic is tripping me out lol|
|kill em all is 1 no questions|
maybe RtL beats it out on some days
|Am I the only person who finds 2 really lame? Sounds comical to me 90% of the time|
MOP that low is, erm, 'interesting'
|"Am I the only person who finds 2 really lame? Sounds comical to me 90% of the time"|
I think it's an interesting novelty, but there are other live albums/dvds I'd listen to/watch before that
|Wtf your profile pic is messing with me so much|
|that profile pic is giving me a headache.|
3 is 1 and nothing else matters (no pun intended)
|Glad you guys are getting a kick out of it, figured it garner some scrutiny.|
Also, glad my profile picture is finally getting some notice lol
|@Jeet, thanks man I really appreciate it. I try to keep an open mind and sometimes it leads me to places like this list|
|the whole list is a big fat no|
|"Am I the only person who finds 2 really lame?"|
agreed on 12 & 13
|"cmon brah there's keeping an open mind then there's being blatantly contrarian"|
It's just an opinion bro, not trying to start somethin'
|If I was being contrarian I wouldn't even bother trying to explain anything, and Lulu would be 1|
|Yeah this list is definitely not the result of being a contrarian|
|Fuck man every time I load this list I have to close my eyes until I get past that prof pic|
|@Sounds This is the only time people seem to be having a problem with it lol|
@Mike It's weird right?
|I know some people hate 1, but I don't think it's terrible. I just think it is really overrated.|
|I disagree with this list almost completely lol however, I love reading lists that are outside the norm, like most of mine are lol|
|Thanks dude haha just saw this|
|Are you Bob Rock's son?|
|o-ohhh.... This is .... hmm|
|what a list|
|kill 'em all soooo loooow.. only one of their albums i relisten to nowadays..|
|1 is 5, 10 is 4, 7 is 3, 11 is 2, and 3 is 1. Don't care about the rest tbh|
|Glad y'all enjoy this one so much|