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|9. Poor Twisted Me|
|10. Wasting My Hate|
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Over twenty million records sold in the U.S. alone. Sold-out tours worldwide. Zealously dedicated fans. A sound copied by many, matched by none. It all adds up to one simple fact: Metallica is the biggest band in the world. Period. Load is Metallica's first album of all-new music in five years and the follow up to the biggest-selling hard rock album of the '90s. Certified at 4 million units by the RIAA. (11/97)
With Load, Metallica takes a dramatic left turn with their music, continuing in the direction suggested by Metallica, their previous album. The songs on Load have groove; they're slower, with far fewer of the lightning-fast riffs that have been Metallica's trademark since their inception. While songs like "Ain't My Bitch" and "Wasting My Hate" are up-tempo and full of the vitriol one would expect from the quintessential heavy metal band, "2 X 4" is hard rock with a blues beat, "Hero of the Day" sounds positively mainstream, and "Mama Said" is an actual, honest-to-god ballad. While some diehard fans may find this mix unappealing, there's plenty to like about this album, including its laid-back, rhythmic orientation, and James Hetfield's characteristic growl tempered by his growing maturity as a vocalist. -- Genevieve Williams
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First of all, you guys made a bit of a left turn on 1991's so called "Black Album" (didn't Prince beat you to that one?), and many self respecting "old school" 'Tallica fans consider it hands down your finest hour. Do you honestly think it's the haircuts that made the difference this time around? Let's start with pre-LP single "Until It Sleeps". If I wanted dime store Smashing Pumpkins I'd have picked up "Adore" or that Zwan album. Hell, stick a pair of plugs up James' nostrils and you'd have a breathy instrumental. I still cannot figure out to this day why some people insist on pretending Hetfield can sing, but that's between you and me, Lars. We both know who the REAL backbone of this group is.
Next up: what's up with "Ain't my B**ch" exactly? Bet you spent a lot of time on that one, what with it's complex time signatures and grad school lyrics. Yes, Lars, I AM giving you sh*t. Frankly I'm tired of listening to yours. Have you noticed the fans at your shows getting younger and younger? Yes, Lars, the kids DO spend more money than their thirtysomething counterparts, that wasn't my point. Did you ever think maybe the fans are getting younger because teenagers are a bit less discriminating and thus easier to please intellectually? Wait, you think this is a GOOD thing? Lars, you're forty f**king years old. Name one forty year old Priest fan who thinks "Parental Guidance" is their best song. This is your legacy we're talking about here! Are you sure you want to cash all that in for a few quick bucks?Read more ›
Wether that is good or bad is dependant. For the happiness of the members of the band, it's great. For listeners it's a bit of a letdown. The album is not bad, but it is nowhere near the great levels of their previous works, especially Master of Puppets and AJFA. Whereas those were concise pounding pieces of work that got in your face and told you exactly what the artists felt, Load kind of sits you down a chair, invites you in to share a beer and lumbers along through its tale like an old man. Some of the songs on here come out sounding great, and while being a different style than the earlier work, are just as good. Sadly tough there are few songs that do that. For the most part the songs are average rock songs that neither suck nor grab you and take you along with them as they unfold. There are a few big stinkers on the album as well as is to be expected.
The BLACK ALBUM, LOAD's predecessor from 1991, is often seen as the true turning point in Metallica's career. Taking their progressive metal and incredibly complex songwriting (to the point it was difficult to replicate the music on stage) to its breaking point or zenith on the masterpiece ... AND JUSTICE FOR ALL, Metallica pared back their sound, and ultimately became more commercial sounding. MTV picked up on the BLACK ALBUM's songs, and featured them in heavy rotation. While the BLACK ALBUM disappointed some of the band's fan base, without a doubt the album helped move the band into the mainstream of rock, and ultimately greatly added to Metallica's fanbase.
While some of Metallica's long time fans were somewhat uneasy with this subtle change in the band's musical direction, by the time 1996 came around the unease metamorphosed into full-blown hostility. And it's all due to this album.
LOAD completely changed Metallica's sound, and, for a lot of long time fans, for the worst. Gone are the pyrotechnic solos, complex songwriting, and thrash metal mentality that carried their first four albums into the annals of rock and roll legend. The band cut their hair, started writing songs more like alternative rock, and reached out to a new fan base.Read more ›
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This album kicks off with a fast tempo that pretty much lasts until the end. I personally think that this album is underrated and deserves more credit. I give it 5 out of 5 stars.Published 11 months ago by Andrew Teichroeb
I don't own much media better than the Great metallica's 'Load' justso Good!The drums, the guitar everything, Vocals can be compared to Metallica's self titled!! Read morePublished 15 months ago by marketminutdave
Another great disc by Metallica, can't go wrong with song's like King Nothing, Hero Of The Day, Ain't My Bitch and more..Published 20 months ago by Shawn M
Product was shipped fast, and in good quality.
This album is amazing, a lot of people don't like it, fine, but I love it.
I have all Metallica's albums & been a fan for 20 years. I suggest you purchase this album only if you are a true fan or else you will be disapointed. Read morePublished on Aug. 26 2008 by Martine
how can the people say that load n re-load are "sell outs" this load n reload are awsome albums. and i know its not like ther old heavy thrash days but its still really good. Read morePublished on July 29 2006 by kirk
Metallica's Load produced the top 10 single "UNtil it sleeps" on Billboard's Hot 100 and Metallica finally achieved top 40 success in the U.S. Read morePublished on July 10 2006 by Jason Hutton
This is the last GOOD Metallica album. Metallica was in the stratosphere from the Kill Em All to Black Album era. Metallica's prime...anybody would know that. Read morePublished on Dec 20 2004 by no1metalfan