James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo - or the now notorious names that have their full recite by heart, anyone who has ever considered a metal fan. Metallica is among us for three decades and as one of the few bands ever managed to define its genre. And even though over the years has undergone several periods of darkness, forever be revered as one of the founders of thrash metal.
Can you blame them of their hard rock period, you can argue that the best created in 1986, when bassist Cliff Burton died, but one can not simply ignore it - Metallica is simply the most popular metal band of all time and it can only work out damned good music. Period.