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|1. Enter Sandman|
|2. Sad But True|
|3. Holier Than Thou|
|4. The Unforgiven|
|5. Wherever I May Roam|
|6. Don't Tread On Me|
|7. Through The Never|
|8. Nothing Else Matters|
|9. Of Wolf And Man|
|10. God That Failed|
|11. My Friend Of Misery|
|12. Struggle Within|
Longtime fans may call this one a sellout but that is hardly the case. Instead, the group has increased the bottom end of their sound and keeps the riff-per-song limit down to about two. This may keep Metallica from alienating staunch metal-haters, but it is the quality of the songs - hits such as Enter Sandman and the ballad Nothing Else Matters, but also Holier Than Thou - that has made this their most successful (and best) album to date. Certified at 12 million units by the RIAA. (2/01)
Called "the Black Album" by many (due to its monochrome cover), Metallica marks the group's entrance into the mainstream, with shorter songs, simpler song structures, and slower tempos overall. That said, this is an excellent album, featuring some of the best songwriting Metallica has ever done. "Enter Sandman," "Wherever I May Roam," and "God That Failed," despite being slower and more groove-oriented than the band's earlier work, feature the same heavy riffs and heavier rhythms that have always been a feature of Metallica's music. The band goes introspective with "Unforgiven," and proves that they can write a ballad with "Nothing Else Matters," which succeeds better than one might expect. Overall, this is a high-energy album despite its laid-back approach, and is in many ways superior to the previous . . . And Justice for All, which was weakened by overly complicated song structures and mediocre production. -- Genevieve Williams
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Top Customer Reviews
Like the other reviews, the S's sound terrible, like Zzzzzzzz, pure distortion.
I raised my stylus when I heard the first Chorus and changed to another song I was that disappointed. I nearly cried as I love this song.
I have no complaints with any of the other tracks, they sound incredible and powerful, as they should.
Please Warner make this right!
EDIT: March 14th 2012
Okay, have I learned a LOT about cartridges and such over the last month. so I went out and bought a used Benz Micro Glider MOMC cartridge that was in pristine condition.
I immediately tried out "Nothing Else Matters" again after installing it, and I was SHOCKED. The song sounds PERFECT. No sibilance to speak of, PERIOD. (yes the distorted 'ssssss' have a name)
Verdict: "Nothing Else Matters" requires a good cartridge to play properly, as it demands much more than what cheap cartridges can provide....
I'm happy. :-) 5 Stars.
1.Enter Sandman 10/10-one of the best guitar riffs ever.
2.Sad But True 10/10-very heavy riffs/drums.
3.Holier Than Thou 7/10-not one of my favorites, but not bad nonetheless.
4.The Unforgiven 15/10-Holy Jesus this is a awsome song, very powerful lyrics, my favorite 'Tallica song.
5.Wherever I May Roam 10/10-another awsome song,first song that I memorized.
6.Don't Tread On Me 10/10-heavy lyrics and guitar,sweet song.
7.Through the Never 7/10-not a fav, but not terrible either.
8.Nothing Else matters 8/10-not very heavy,but good lyrics.
9.Of Wolf and Man 8/10-somewhat heavy, a good song still.
10.The God That Failed 10/10 a heavy-riffs/heavy lyrics, phenominal song.
11.My Friend of Misery 7/10, my least fav song but not bad by no means.
12.The Stuggle Within 9/10 fast-paced heavy song, very good.
So that's a layout of all the songs of the album, as you see none are bad. All I can say is BUY THIS BAD@$$ ALBUM NOW!!!
Most recent customer reviews
It is okay but this is definitely not thrash metal. Metallica should have stuck to their roots.Published 6 days ago by Bruiser
Heavy Metal is not something that comprises a huge percentage of my collection. In fact I do not own very much Metal at all, I am a little too old for that, I do have some Vintage... Read morePublished 10 months ago by spigomars
The album content is second to none..beautifully orchestrated-written music, but there are several recording flaws between the tracks and one noisy spot during a track..Published 15 months ago by Kirt
A very good album heavy metal ,a classic album to have ,It is perfect .Published 15 months ago by JeanMcCarthy