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RANKED: Metallica’s New Fashion Campaign Photos

BREAKING NEWS:  Metallica are the news faces for Brioni, an Italian luxury label that specializes in menswear, because when you think of of high-end men's fashion, you think of Metallica.  

All that considered, we thought there would be no better way to celebrate this news than by taking a cue from all of those red-carpet shows and mercilessly judging the six ad campaign photos featuring the band.  Enjoy!

 

6.  While we appreciate the "none more black" -ness of this photo, Lars' subtle attempt at Blue Steel is rubbing us the wrong way.

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5.  Lars...you can either have the hat or the toothpick.  YOU CAN'T HAVE BOTH!

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4.  While this is a perfectly acceptable photo of Kirk, we just prefer his expressions in the group shots.  Plus, the only time a metal guy should show his teeth is...

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3.  LIKE THIS!  James looks delightfully menacing.  Honestly, the only reason why this photo isn't number one is because of the f*cking hat Lars is wearing.  Who thought that was an okay accessory?!

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2.  This photo of Robert is FANTASTIC!  However, it's just slightly less badass than...

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1. This photo of James!  The sunglasses, the few tattoos visible and this suit are the perfect combination of high-end fashion and rocker style.

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Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock reporter who never leaves home without her iPod, because to her, there’s something very comforting about carrying around every piece of music she’s ever owned in her life.