Retro review – Metallica – Load

As I round off my trilogy (maybe) of Metallica album reviews we now take a look at probably the most discussed album outside of Master Of Puppets, although for different reasons.

The follow up to Metallica’s seminal 1991 self titled album has been both controversial and surprising to many of the band’s fans but what was it about this album which was just so damn divisive?

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Retro review – The Black Album – 25 years on

In 1991 the heavy metal band Metallica released their 5th studio album simply self titled “Metallica”.

In the years to follow the release, which has affectionately become known as “The Black album” (Way before the 2003 Jay-Z album started using that name) was the the most insanely popular rock/metal album of the last century but what gave it it’s appeal and how well does it stack up today?

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Metallica – Hardwired…To Self Destruct: Review

I have been, let’s say rather vocal about Metallica’s output over the last 15 years. In other words I think it has been extremely sub-par in almost all areas for a band at their level so is this new offering going to change anything?

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