Metallica? really? Show me someone who thinks Metallica is anything but a bunch of sold out over the hill rockers and Ill show you someone who never owned Kill em All on cassette.
I'm sorry but after 20 years of the fame and prosperity of being near the top of the music industry almost no one makes music with even a fraction of the soul that they did early in their career.
And people wonder why we get washed up versions of Tom Petty, Madonna, The Who, Paul McCartney, and Bruce Springsteen at the super bowl...
It's tough to witness the change in bands we all love, but it happens.
People change a lot over time. I used to be a thrash metal head, but now I like less aggressive music too, and even a few bands/artists I'd have called people pussies for listening to years ago.
It does suck when that first album is exactly the sound you want out of a band and they change, but that's just one of those things.