How do you sum up Cliff in an episode? We have no idea, but we managed to do our best in 57 minutes. Cliff is a huge reason Metallica evolved, as they did, in the early years. We've talked about it a lot. It makes a lot of sense that Metallica went the musical route they did, post Cliff. Love it to hate it, we believe Cliff was a huge part in Metallica becoming the band you old school fans don't love. We both agree that Cliff was (and still is) the only band member that was (musically) looked up to, outside of the other three. One thing we can all agree on is that without Cliff, there's no Metallica.