The music on this album is awesome. This is some of my favorite Metallica music. I like the sound, the mixing, the EQ, all that is good. What is NOT good, is the fact that much of this album is totally distorted to the point where it becomes unpleasant to listen to. I cannot give this album the 5 star rating it deserves because of this.
This is not the only album to suffer from this condition. It seems that almost every album I buy these days is rampant with distortion. This is NOT ok. The music industry needs to fix this, or people are seriously going to stop paying ANY amount of money for this crappy sound.
I highly recommend the music on this album, but I can't listen to this CD without getting mad.