All things must end and the Black album was the end of the Metallica that I discovered and love. It was the beginning of a new commercial behemoth that, to me, would never again attain the heights that they did up until Cliff Burton’s tragic death. I loved this album but when it went to No 1 on 5FM I knew that they were no longer going to be my favourite band. I dig Metallica, I admire them for what they have achieved and I will never be one of the ”haters”. I just had to come to terms with the reality that from now on it was a different beastie, a Q-Prime beastie that although ferocious was no longer wild.