Sunday, April 04, 2004


WARNING: Just a fair warning, I know as a fact that several people who read this are going to disagree. Strongly. They'll probably want to hunt me down and gouge out my eyeballs.

I was listening to the radio on the way to work, when what should come on the radio but the Metallica classic, Fade to Black. I cranked up the radio, because when I was younger, Metallica was my favorite band.

I hummed along a little, but was totally unable to reach the catharsis that I used to. Then, it hit me like a ton of bricks. Metallica sucks!

This got me into deep thought. What is different about Metallica now than when I used to listen to them on a regular basis? Well, there was that Napster thing, but if you honestly think that Lars made the RIAA do anything they hadn't planned on doing anyway, you really overestimate the power of that little toad.

The change in my opinion is that I am no longer an depressed, angst-filled 14 year old (and yet, I have a blog), so Metallica's attempts to seem deep no longer impress me. I long ago realized that their lyrics are so horrendous, someone needs to revoke their poetic license (Listen to the lyrics of Nothing Else Matters if you think I'm wrong. The song is pure nonsense, and butchers the English language).

I think Metallica stood out in the 1980s because they emerged as a serious, hard-core band in the era of Hair Bands, and male singers who tried their damndest to make themselves look like females. And to be honest, their original music was exceptionally good. But their newer stuff has sucked. And a good band can only put out so much bad music before they become a bad band. Master of Puppets was good, but was it good enough to counteract the suckiness of The Memory Remains? I don't think any song could counteract the crappiness of that song. The Unforgiven was my all time favorite song for years, until Metallica had the idiot idea of making a sequel to it. Which made no reference to the original song. I mean, what the hell is that?

Anyhoo, I just thought I'd get that off my chest. I promise that after this post, I will return to some non-confrontational political commentary of which everyone who reads this blog already agrees with.
I realize I spelled Dick Clarke's name wrong in the previous entry. Deal with it

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