|I always figured that Rich Uncle Pennybags was Metallica's producer.|
So I was cruising around Twitter earlier, to see that Blabbermouth has the scoop on the latest way for has-been Thrash titans Metallica to dig themselves a deeper and even deeper grave in the cemetery of sell-outs. Who owns this cemetary? Gene Simmons of course, but that's not the point...
Metallica action figures, Metallica lunchboxes, Metallica video games, Metallica board games; yes kids, Metallica is aligning themselves as the modern day KISS of the not-so underground heavy metal world. What was once considered a respectable thrash outfit has turned into nothing more than just another product to be sold to anyone and everyone. No demographic goes unconsidered, no market unexplored. We kind of already knew this about Metallica, a long time ago. So I thought things like this wouldn't really surprise me anymore, but I can't help but feel this is a new all-time low for the band. Even when I thought Metallica couldn't possibly do anything to make me respect them less as human beings, they go and pull shit like this. Yeah, it figures, and yeah, I should have seen it coming enough to not be so disgusted, but when you grew up having your mind blown by Master of Puppets like a lot of us have, shit like this just rips open the fucking stitches on that gaping, infected wound Metallica left on the metal world and all of us. Although I guess I should look on the bright side of all this, and see that the best board game for Metallica would be the one that's all about the fucking money.
We might as well play the retarded game while we have it. It's actually pretty awesome that they included that dumb ass ninja star as a game piece. That way, you can make the friend/sibling that everybody hates play as it.
So what do you guys think? Metallica as usual, or a little too far?