I dunno what you guys think but Metallica has definitely laid my 'METAL FOUNDATION'. Most Indian bands or artists kinda feel that its 'Cool' to diss metallica and stuff but they have no choice but to accept that Metallica is one of the greatest Bands out there. Maybe their corporate sellouts now, but they will always remain the icons of metal. You think Metal and the Metallica logo will definitely come first in your mind.
Having said that I think Ride The Lightning is a metal masterpiece. Metallica outdid themselves with that one. Black to me is overrated.