Originally Posted by El Gordo
Metallica's career for at least the past 10 years or so have been about cashing in on past success. It's OK, that's what happens when people run out of good ideas.
I don't think they ran out of good ideas. Death Magnetic
proved that. They just tried to go mainstream for a while, their fans gave them shit for it, and eventually they listened and went back to their roots and made a pretty damn decent comeback album. Nothing wrong with that, really. At the end of the day, it'd probably be better if they hadn't made Load
and St. Anger
, sure - but then we wouldn't have GIMMEFUGIMMEFAGIMMEDAWAZABAZA!