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2 stars I lost my respect for Metallica after the release of the Black Album (their self titled album) which was a very good album. Load, this album, is the follow up of that album.

James is singing "I have lost my way" on one of the songs here. Load is just that. Four guys loosing their way. Metallica had the world at their feet on the black album. I think the band, intoxicated as they were, got the wires crossed and went for AOR and rock'n'roll respectability. The result is this album.

I have been carefully listening to this album a lot of times now and that is time in my life I will never get back. I cannot remember anything than the rather good Mama Said. The rest is a blur of heavy guitars, some vocals, drums and Jason's bass upon a mid tempo attempt to crack the AOR and rock market. Gone is the innovative approach taken on all their previous albums. What's left is............. nothing.

This album fails on so many accounts that it is a painful experience for those who once loved this band. This album is not even a musical development. It is a regression from a band too scared to take any chances and too obsessed to gain respectability in the big US market. A tiger cannot change from stripes to spots. That's the failure of Load. That and some really bad songs. Load is a waste of time and that's all I can say about this album.

2 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 2/5 |


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