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4 stars The most under-overrated album of all time.

I have no idea if that is a real term, but my views on this album are simple. Any claim that this is 'the best Heavy Metal record of all time' might seem a bit far-fetched, but this is by no means a bad album. Sadly, this record probably gets more publicity for the fact that Metallica 'sold out' than for the fact that the songs here are all really great.

The whole 'selling out' thing is totally pathetic in my eyes. Even if they say something and then go back on it, all bands age, mature, and most importantly, can do whatever the hell they want to do.

Regardless of people's opinions about the direction the band was taking here, I don't think there is any denying that the songs on here are great HEAVY METAL songs. Okay, so they aren't as complex and progressive as previous albums, but overall the songs are all beefy, bang-your-head kick-ass Metal anthems. The nice, crisp production also adds a new depth to the music as it blasts out of your speakers.

There are one or two weaker tracks such as 'The God That Failed' and 'The Struggle Within', but they don't detract from the album at all, especially since they're lined up next to classics such as 'Enter Sandman', 'Sad But True', 'Nothing Else Matters' and 'The Unforgiven'.

Really, truly, a legendary album. 'Nuff said.

Valarius | 4/5 |


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