Video Vault Episode 79: Metallica Week

TO CELEBRATE THE UPCOMING RELEASE OF OUR 108TH 33 1/3 ON  METALLICA, WE’RE PLEASED TO BRING YOU THE FIFTH AND FINAL INSTALLMENT OF METALLICA WEEK BY AUTHOR DAVID MASCIOTRA! Many heavy metal purists accused Metallica of “selling out” when they first heard The Black Album. Metallica’s then-new songs were simpler, at times slower, and slightly more accessible than their previous work. To many die hard thrash enthusiasts, any deviation from the thrash template was akin to apostasy. Like Judas, according to the slanderous and specious refrain, Metallica sold their soul for thirty…