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The Best & Worst of Metallica Part 2 (1996-Today) – Ep510


We’re back for the second half of our 2 part series on the Best & Worst of Metallica! This time, we’re joined by our friend and fellow podcaster Joshua Toomey to cover the latter half of the kings of thrash career as we focus on 1996 through today.

Riding high on the success of The Black Album, Metallica returned in 1996 with Load and Reload a year later. The band had a new look and a new, stripped down sound. While the changes didn’t necessarily resonate with their hardcore fans, it opened the band to a new audience and success continued. They would continue to change with the release of St. Anger before returning to an earlier sound with Death Magnetic. However, they’d take a huge left turn courtesy of the collaboration with Lou Reed in Lulu. Righting the ship, they’d release Hardwired…to Self Destruct to the joy of their fan base. In 2022, they’d give fans a glimpse of the future with the release of the single ‘Lux Aeterna.’ This release would coincide with the announcement of their next album ’72 Seasons’ as well as a huge tour with Pantera to come in 2023 and 2024.

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In this discussion, the guys pick their favorite and least favorite tune off each album, give their thoughts on the ever-changing sound of the band during these years and state their hopes for the next album. Additionally, they discuss singles, EP releases, and cover songs released during this period.

We hope you enjoy The Best & Worst of Metallica Part 2 (1996-Today) and SHARE with a friend!

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