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5 stars Finally, the long awaited comeback of classic Metallica. In case you don't know much about Metallica, they stopped making decent and progressive albums from The Black Album onward. This was their awesome comeback. They released the awful St. Anger prior to this, and this is arguably their best album in my mind. Every song is from 5-10 minutes, so it is also relatively progressive.

The opening THAT WAS JUST YOUR LIFE is a very progressive song with a great prog-metal type opening and an awesome riff. THE END OF THE LINE has a similar song layout, and is also very strong. BROKEN, BEAT, AND SCARRED is more of a straightforward metal song, but is great nonetheless. THE DAY THAT NEVER COMES starts out slow, and slowly progresses into a metal section, and is arguably the best song here. ALL NIGHTMARE LONG is another more metal song with a nice chord progression. CYANIDE is a shorter song here, and the highlight is really the lyrics. THE UNFORGIVEN III is a continuation of an epic placed on previous albums. It has a classical type opening and progresses into a wicked guitar solo. The most progressive and best song on the album. THE JUDAS KISS has a really cool riff, and I particularly like the sound of the guitar here. SUICIDE & REDEMPTION is a 10-minute instrumental that is really awesome. The skill of the band is showing the most here. MY APOCALYPSE is a great closer to a superb album, and is so good that occasionally I listen to the album twice in a row because of it.

In case you didn't get this from reading the review so far, this is a superb album in every way, shape, and form. This is a must own for any metal, Metallica, prog metal, or even regular prog fan. If you aren't going to check this out because of the previous St. Anger, don't let it fool you. This is nothing like St. Anger.

Final Score: 5/5.

J-Man | 5/5 |


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