|1. Ain't My Bitch|
|2. 2 X 4|
|3. The House Jack Built|
|4. Until It Sleeps|
|5. King Nothing|
|6. Hero Of The Day|
|7. Bleeding Me|
|9. Poor Twisted Me|
|10. Wasting My Hate|
|11. Mama Said|
|12. Thorn Within|
|14. The Outlaw Torn|
Now, Ain't My B*tch is a rather pointless song, WAS FOUR OF THE FIVE YEARS OF MAKING THE ALBUM, SPENT ENTIRELY ON THE LYRICS?! If it was, then it would be a complete WASTE! I'd rather just skip ReLoad and place Fuel in that spot.
On to a better song, 2x4. Above average, yet still unsatisfying. The House That Jack Built isn't a very good song, because it DOES tend to drag on (well, what wouldn't at 6:38?).
Now we get to the Fantastic 4. Until It Sleeps is an excellent song, despite the very strange beginning, still an amazing song. Heading into King Nothing(my favourite song on the album), a very good song, especially live, with an addictive chorus.
Hero Of The Day, is the 2nd best of these 4, (Next to King Nothing of course), and Jason Newsted really delivers at the start. Now, Bleeding Me is a good song, but at 8:17, it does drag on.
Cure, Poor Twisted Me and Wasting My Hate are just throwaways and just aren't noticable enough.
Mama Said is a country ballad, and a good one at that. Thorn Within is another snoozefest.
Ronnie and Outlaw Torn however, are very excellent for the 2 final cuts, Ronnie sounding the most country-like, and Outlaw Torn the longest at 9:48(incidentally just 60 nano-seconds behind "To Live Is To Die" from Justice).Read more ›
After the Massive Success of Metallica(AKA The Black Album), Metallica fans were expecting another masterpiece from the Thrash Gods, Metallica. In many ways, Load was the exact opposite of what everyone was expecting. Metallica decided to drop all but a microscopic amount of their Thrash roots, instead blending Heavy Metal, Alternative Rock, and even Blues in many places. Many fans said Metallica's new direction was a good thing, and other people considered it a terrible thing. No Matter what you think, 'Load' was extremely sucessful, reaching Top 5 on the Billboard Charts, and spawning such Modern Rock hits as "Until It Sleeps", "King Nothing", "Hero Of the Day", and "Bleeding Me". So was Load a step in the right direction, or a step in the wrong direction? I would have to agree with the latter, and read on to find out why-
'Load' starts off with "Ain't My Bitch" and "2x4", which, while having stormy riffs, confrontational vocals, and bluesy solos from Hammett, seem generic because of sloppy writing and repetitiveness. "The House That Jack Built", starts slow, and unfortuneatly, never picks up, making it seem unfinished. Good lyrics, but there's a horrifying "Noisemaker" solo here! NO! The best stretch of 'Load' starts with "Until It Sleeps", a catchy ballad that gets very hard during the chorus. Musicianship is Top-Notch here! Then comes my favorite song on 'Load', "King Nothing", Metallica at their best! Hammett's dark riff slowly builds up to the insane chorus, where Hetfield's shouts of "And Your Crown Means Nothing!" force you to bang your head! Great musicianship!Read more ›
After the Massive Success of Metallica(AKA The Black Album), Metallica fans were expecting another masterpiece... Read more