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3 stars Straight forward heavy metal album

Yes, there is basically no prog characteristics right here with this album. However, I love this album because I truly love the opening track "Enter Sandman". This opening track starts wonderfully with acoustic guitar fills in great ambient followed by great blast of heavy metal music characterized by heavy riffs. I love the way Ulrich plays his drums especially when he beats the snare right after break in the song. It's really masterpiece drum stroke, I believe. The other track that I also like is "Nothing Else Matters" which has excellent lyrics. Basically I interpret the lyrics convey strong message that if we remember how life after death is gonna be, nothing else matters but preparing ourselves for the day when we pass away. It's a great song, I believe. The third favorite of mine is "The Unforgiven".

The rest of the tracks are basically to heavy for my ears. Take example of "Sad but True" is actually a nice track. But, unfortunately the riffs are too heavy that make my ears could not digest it well. In addition to it, the melody is not that strong as well.

Overall, it's a good album especially for those who like heavy metal. I also notice that sonic quality of the CD is excellent. Thanks to Bob Rock.

Peace on earth and mercy mild - GW

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