Best Metallica ‘Master of Puppets’ Song – Readers Poll
What more can be said about this thrash masterpiece? When Metallica dropped their third album in 1986 the landscape of heavy metal was forever changed.
Best Metallica ‘…And Justice for All’ Song – Readers Poll
In 1988, Metallica recovered from the bassist Cliff Burton's death to unleash '...And Justice For All.' Although it sometimes seems as if they forgot to plug new recruit Jason Newsted's gear into the mixing board, the album takes the complex songwriting of their previous two classics to some interesting new places, particularly on the slow-building wounded soldier epic 'One...
Best Metallica ‘Metallica’ Song – Readers Poll
OK here's the big one -- Metallica's 1991 masterpiece, simply titled 'Metallica' and known fondly as the "Black Album." This multimillion selling record found the group both simplifying their songwriting and sharpening their production with the help of Bob Rock...
Best Metallica ‘Load’ Song – Readers Poll
How does a band follow up a life-altering mega-success like 1991's "Black Album?" Well, Metallica answered that by cutting their hair, trying on white suits, and embracing the blues and Southern rock on 1996's 'Load.' Making a controversial, brave (and probably smart) stylistic change, Metallica craft some killer blues metal tunes such as 'King Nothing' and the dark, dreary and awesomely
Best Metallica ‘Reload’ Song – Readers Poll
As you can tell by their matching titles and artwork, 1997's 'Reload' was originally intended to be half of a double-album version of Metallica's 1996 record 'Load.' While the band decided to split the material in half and release the albums more than a year apart, it's clearly all cut from the same cloth -- a messier, more complex and Southern-rock inspired stew than their 1991 self-titled mega-
Best Metallica ‘Garage Inc.’ Song – Readers Poll
In 1998 Metallica paid tribute to the artists that influenced them -- and killed some time between studio albums -- by releasing the double-disc covers album 'Garage Inc.' Comprised of newly recorded covers on one disc and various previously released B-sides and EP tracks on the other, 'Garage Inc...
Best Metallica ‘St. Anger’ Song – Readers Poll
Metallica's eighth studio album, 2003's massively raw and oddly produced 'St. Anger,' is clearly the most polarizing release in their catalog. We've covered some of the strange decisions that the band made while making this album -- such as its tin can drum sounds and total lack of guitar solos...
Best Metallica ‘Death Magnetic’ Song – Readers Poll
It's hard to believe it's been almost five years since Metallica released their most recent album, 2008's Rick Rubin-produced 'Death Magnetic.'
Zakk Wylde – Awesome Rock Dads
Here's all you need to know about why former Ozzy Osbourne and current Black Label Society guitar hero Zakk Wylde is an awesome rock dad -- he named one of his four kids Hendrix Halen Michael Rhoads -- and another Sabbath Page. And a third, Jesse, counts Ozzy as his Godfather...