it went mainstream because it was popular with pretty much zero mass marketing (at least in the states). mtv never even mentioned the existence of metallica back then, until headbangers ball, then they were never mentioned on mtv unless it was midnight on Saturday.
'one' was the song that truly put them into mainstream imho. that was the first song of theirs that non-metalheads took to.
Your Lord knows very well what is in your heart. Your soul suffices this day as a reckoner against you. I need no witnesses. You do not listen to your soul, but listen instead to your anger and your rage.
Last edited by Bashar Teg on Nov 5th, 2018 at 06:40 PM
In order for Metallica to redeem themselves they have to tap into that 'hungry for vengeance' Thrash that they began with, that's the sound that made people love them. Go live in a cheap motel room for a month together with a case of whiskey and ramen noodles.