If you don't know Metallica, you aren't a metal fan. And while they definitely deserve credit and respect for their early works, their lack of effort as of late has made them lose all respect from me and most of their fans. This is one band that should realize they have passed their prime long ago and call it a day, but I think they're probably too arrogant for that. Regardless, everything up to and including ...And Justice For All is a classic and everything after that point is a waste (although the black album had a couple good songs).
St. Anger was recently released and touted to be a "return to form" for the band. What I heard of it wasn't too impressive, and certainly wasn't a return to anything.
Current (or Last Known) Lineup
|Musician||Instruments||Currently Also In||Used To Be In||Guest Appearances|
|James Hetfield||Vocals, Guitar||Corrosion of Conformity, Danzig, Primus|
|Robert Trujillo||Bass||Black Label Society, Ozzy Osbourne, Suicidal Tendencies||A.N.I.M.A.L, Glenn Tipton|