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5.0 out of 5 stars Metallica's Starting Point For The Venture Into The Mainstream., April 6, 2005
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This review is from: ...And Justice For All (Audio CD)
I don't know about you, but I thought that after their oldest bassist Cliff Burton died, it was over for Metallica. Boy, was I proved wrong. Not only was this a great album, it actually turned out to be one of my favorite Metallica albums. The definate stand out songs on here are "Blackened" (a very great opening song), "One" (one of my most favorite songs by Metallica), and my most favorite song on the album, "Dyers Eve". That song just lives up to Metallica's Thrash roots. They perfected the entire genre, and this song is not missing anything you wouldn't expect out of this band. Its got the best performance Lars have ever spit out, one of the fastest solos by Kirk Hammet(but not even close to the best), the lyrics are okay, but either way, this song is a real headbanger.

This was the last great album Metallica put out. A lot of you say this is the album they started selling out. I don't believe that, because the black album is nowhere near the mucisianship, talent, and sound of this album. I wonder if the only reason you think that Metallica started selling out here is because Cliff died and you guys somehow think that the band was nothing without him? That is still not a good reason. They were still able to make a great album. I love this album and I believe it is worthy of being better than Ride the Lightning no matter what you negative f**kers say. This is a very highly recommended album!!!

The lineup for this band is: James Hetfield (Guitar, Vocals)-His voice sounds much more clean in this album, and you can definately tell the difference between this and "Master Of Puppets". As for his guitar playing, its decent. Kirk Hammet (Lead Guitar)-By now, Kirk has been part of the band for a long time, and he has actually had a chance to write most of this stuff. His performances are exceptional on this album. Lars Ulrich (Drums)-This is by far the best drum album Lars has put out. His drumming has evolved on this album, whether it be his crazy drum fills (yeah, because he never really used to do any drum fills before "Master Of Puppets"), or double bass skill, he just sounds so much better on this album. Jason Newstead (Bass)- I know the REAL reason there is, um, "no bass" on this album, but I'll tell you later.

Now I will rate the songs:

1."Blackened" - After a great guitar fade in, it starts to pick up and become an incredibly kick ass piece of thrash metal. (9.5/10)

2."...And Justice For All" - A really good song. Just a bit too repetitive for my likings though. (8.5/10)

3."Eye Of The Beholder" - A pretty average song for what the band is. Pretty good guitar work is basically what you look forward to when this song starts. (9/10)

4."One" - Now this is the s**t. This song is f**king awesome. It starts off really slow, and then hits you with some great guitar work and fast paced double bass drums. The lyrics are really good too. (10/10)

5."The Shortest Straw" - Seems to me as kind of a filler track, but it is still an awesome song with a great solo. (7.5/10)

6."Harvester Of Sorrow" - This is another one of those filler tracks Metallica is known to have on a couple of thier other albums. Good lyrics though. And a great solo and rhythm. How come some my least favorite songs by this band usually have kick ass rhythm and solos? (8/10)

7."The Frayed Ends Of Sanity" - Really good and evil sounding. Something you need to have every once in a while. (8.5/10)

8."To Live Is To Die" - The most emotional instrumental by Metallica. Very deep and emotional one because it is dedicated to thier dead bassist Cliff Burton (RIP, Cliff). I love how the mood of the song changes throughout. It changes from happy to somber, than back to happy, kind of like their career, sort of. (10/10)

9."Dyers Eve" - Greatest song on the album in my opinion. This is a piece of thrash metal that will never be forgotten. Really fast and complex guitars and drums. Really good song. (10/10)

Overall: (81/90)-Not bad at all. This may have been the start of their decline, but the album itself in no way sounds like something that would be considered "sell-out". Essential for the Metallica fan, but not necessarily a good album to start off with. Either way, its up to you whether or not to pick it up off the shelf. Thanks for reading.
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