Fans should give them a break.
Long time fan here, love all their albums including this one. I thnk die hard fans and other fans should give them a break, and here's why.
1. They never truly delt with Cliff's death. Even after fifteen years in 2003. The alcohol, the drugs ect. in their youth, and tentions mounting in the early 2000's with members wanting to kill each other.
2. They have always done what they wanted. A thrash band putting acoustics on a thrash album in 84 was argueably a big no-no, but they did it anyways.
3. I'd prefer a band change up their sound some, and still make great albums. I as a huge metal fan wouldn't want a band that I liked to make the same sounding record over and over. That's like reading the same book every couple of years, but only changing 15-20% of it each time. Every thrash band, and non thrash band has done it. My question is why hate on Metallica for doing it, but no one has ever complained about other bands doing the exact same thing.
4. Which brings me to this album. We as fans wern't going to get a return to form so to speak until Death Magnetic (when things within the band were fixed, and they could live again) We got an album that they needed to make for themselves, and we got one we didn't want but we accpeted it as such. Honestly I think if they haden't made this album at that time I think we as fans wouldn't have been able to enjoy the many years as a fan sinc 2003.. Think about it... 2 albums after this one, an ep, a movie, a concert movie, the big four concerts, and an eventual farewell world tour.
I only Like frantic on the this album thank gosh I only bought frantic. You should only buy frantic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Definitely worst Metallica album because of the drums, but not terrible.
I think it’s great
I tend to have unpopular opinions anyway, but I’ve never disliked this album. It took me a few years to get around to buying it and completing the Metallica discography, but I liked it right away. I guess I can understand why people hate the snare, but it doesn’t bother me, and, in fact, I’m more bothered by the snare on Master of Puppets, which seems to lack the edge that gives it any power. Anyway, yes, the songs can be a bit repetitive, but it’s not that bad. And yes, the lyrics tend to be kind of dumb, but I don’t care. My main complaint is that it’s a long album, and it’s quite tiring to listen to, which is also due to the lack of solos or slow, acoustic songs or anything like that. In order to solve the length issue, I think Purify could be removed. It is the least interesting song on the album, in my opinion. I do like the raw, amateur feel to it. I would say my favorite songs are St. Anger, Invisible Kid, Sweet Amber, The Unnamed Feeling, and All Within My Hands. Honestly, though, this is one of my favorite Metallica albums, and I highly recommend keeping an open mind and giving it a shot.
By Wardagon Base
If any of you that know anything about the band you would know what kind of hell they had to live with and go through to make this album coming for a musician you don’t understand unless you have lived it so walk a mile in their shoes
Their worst work
But it’s definitely not to say without considering other factors. Metallica was fighting amongst themselves at the time. They almost broke up. And to record an album in that period? Of course it’s gonna be bad. They were not in shape to record. They did anyway, and it didn’t turn out that great.
why did metallica make this album, and also why did they make load and reload?! this needs more solos. and make sure the drums don’t sound like trash cans
By danny devito-o's
I know this sound was what Metallica wanted. I did not like the bucket drums Lars used nor the fact that Kirk never did solo at all or that James was sounding like a country singer
The songs did have meanings to them and this album BOTH won a GRAMMY and charted 1 in more than 30 countries (obviously not the US)
So that makes me hate and like the album at once
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Not terrible but kind of bad