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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Metallica - Load

So this is I guess the second "sell-out" record by Metallica, since all the die hards thought they sold out with the Black Album. I've commented on how stupid that is before, but just in case you don't remember, that's stupid. The Black Album was awesome, regardless of how 'poppy' Enter Sandman was. Load came out 5 years later, and a lot of those fans refused to even listen to it. Rest assured B Side, I was not one of those people! I picked this up a couple weeks after the release and fell in love. One of my favorite records by Metallica. Looking through other review sites and getting others feedback, so many people think it's garbage. I'm curious if any of them really listened to this, or just passed judgment. C'mon, I find it hard to think anyone popped this in and became disgusted. There are a few really great tracks here. It's not up there in the conversation for best album of all time, but no Metallica albums are. They rely on a few really awesome hits and then settle into mediocrity for the other few tracks. That's the way it works for them. You don't even have to be a 'metal' fan to enjoy this record...since there are a couple tracks that slow it down and are just as good. Check out my Top 3 if you've never heard it before, I think you'll like what you hear. Then go out and pick this up, as you'll for sure enjoy it. To me, we need to reward artists for trying different things and reinventing the wheel sometimes. Prime example. Happy Hump Day B Side!

1. Ain't My Bitch
2. 2 X 4
3. House Jack Built, The
4. Until It Sleeps
5. King Nothing
6. Hero of the Day
7. Bleeding Me
8. Cure
9. Poor Twisted Me
10. Wasting My Hate
11. Mama Said
12. Thorn Within
13. Ronnie
14. Outlaw Torn, The

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Top 3 Tracks:
1. Bleeding Me
2. King Nothing
3. Hero Of The Day

4.25 out of 5 stars


  1. Metallica makes me wish I didn't have ear drums. 0 out of 5 stars.

  2. All Metallica? Or just this album? I would think you have to enjoy at least 1 Metallica song...

  3. All Metallica. Seriously, there is not 1 song I enjoy, not just exaggerating.

  4. Yikes. I didn't realize they were such a polarizing group. Fade To Black??? Bleeding Me??? Sooo good!

  5. They probably aren't to most people. I have always disliked their music. Not to mention they seem like real assholes.

  6. I can roll with why someone would think that. And the early stuff isn't enjoyable if you're not a metal fan. And the whole digital music thing gave them a bad rap too.

    Give me some of your favorite music to review!

  7. i like how people hate metallica just because they went after napster. don't forget, they weren't the only artists against file sharing. and i would put 'hero of the day' at one, '2x4' at two, and either 'bleeding me' or 'until it sleeps' at three. i like this album more now than i did when it came out. and i still like it more than reload, which i just don't care for. actually, i would say i like this about as much as the black album.

  8. They were the real faces of the legal battle though. So I get it. I was pretty irritated with them too, and I was a fan. I think this is actually one of their best albums. Black is good, but this is slightly better to me. 2x4 is semi surprising, I enjoy that but wouldn't put it at the top of my list.

    Reload is pretty bad, Memory Remains is about the only song I actively listen to.