The people who thought that they sold out are just upset that more and more people from every walk of life are listening to their "little" band.
They're upset that they can't keep them in their back pocket anymore. To joe, norristown: I know three of the four song you said (don't know about the watchtower) and there's a difference here.
I read the lyrics, and I think nightmares aren't often the subject of a song, and it is really cool like that ^^This song is my favorite song!!
After 27 years of pure rock and roll, Metallica still rules!
Anyways, this songs great, and I can play it up to the solo on guitar. In a recent issue of Guitar World, they looked at Metallica's setlist, as shown by Kirk Hammett, and next to this song was written the word, "Pyro", and Kirk explained that "This particular pyro is called the 'boo cue' for the heavy 'Enter Sandman' riff that comes after we bring things down. Okay...a movie trivia question that has been driving me crazy.
Does anyone remember which comedy movie has a scene at the end where a guy gets dropped into a Metallica concert and says "Lucky for me I knew the lyrics to Enter Sandman?
, and second, there would be a flood of comments explaining that the lyrics were ironic and that this was the darkest, most satanically evil song they had ever done! You can't say One's not Christian because it's about euthenasia.
If you really LOVE Metallica for their music, then you are failing to realize MOST of it was written by other people and STOLEN. I'm not much into heavy metal but this song has that 'fatal attraction' to it and I make a rare exception to my normal tastes. I've heard songs dating back to the 1930s referencing it as such.The riffs beats, lyrical content, and every key component of this song make it a true work of musical Art.Like many of you, this is my favorite Metallica song of all time and my favorite song to play on the drums.I say, fans of Metallica should be thrilled that more and more people started to listen to them, and love a great song with lyrics with a very innocent point of just childhood fears but the way they sing it is so...awesome it makes it seem about death and nightmares and violence and all that other negative stuff i hear but it isn't I find this song to be one of my least favorite by Metallica. And that's what about half the songs are on the black album, lyrically useles, meaningless. Led Zeppelin, AC/DC and Pink Floyd are ROCK band (which are my favourite), but Metallica is, guess what, a METAL band.Musically and rhythmically a good song, but the lyrics kill it. And being large difference between these rock songs, already, you may know that the difference is greater on the style aspect.I believe this is an indication that old men like me still rock just as hard (as long as we don't break our backs hahaha). And by the way it is beyond me why some people think Metallica are satanists. I mean, come on the lyrics of "Enter Sandman" obviously have nothing to do with satanism.