The good: These godfathers of thrash metal have sold over 100 million albums and provided the soundtrack to just as many bush parties, drag races and witch hunts.
The bad: As awesome as albums like 'Master of Puppets' were, it's been a commitment to stay loyal to Metallica. They've gone after Napster and made us watch Dave Mustaine weep in their therapy doc 'Some Kind of Monster.' Even worse, the band got together with aged art-zombie Lou Reed for the 'Lulu' album and attempted to tell us it was "awesome." (link)
The Disparaging Words: "You can tell the other guys in [Metallica] are cool and used to just be serious heshers who were probably whacked out on meth and would've kicked your ass in the '80s. On the other hand, you have Lars, who is just this swishy Mary who grew his hair long, put on a denim jacket and infiltrated this cool gang. The only time I met him, he was wearing a golf pantsuit and everybody was wondering who this fat golfer dude was acting like an ass---- in our backstage area," said Eagles of Death Metal's Jesse Hughes on Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich.