Released: 13 Apr A1 - Helpless - A2 - The Small Hours - B1 - The Wait - Released: 25 Aug A1 - Enter Sandman - A2 - Sad But True - A3 - Holier Than Thou - B1 - The Unforgiven - B2 - Wherever I May Roam - B3 - Don't Tread On Me - C1 - Through The Never - Please try again later.
Verified Purchase. In my youth I had heard whispers of "Metallica" but was too busy contemplating humanity and my inexplicable lack of chest hair to pay attention. After a long day of complaining about the lack of local recycling options, I came to Amazon to buy "Metal Can Bin" but this CD showed up in the results.
It was fate. The next thing I know, I'm at a butcher shop buying a 3 pound bone-in ribeye. After grilling it on an [illegal] open fire in a state park, I ripped the sleeves off my organic cotton shirt and dug in, with "The Unforgiven" blasting out of the car. Oh the car. With Metallica in my heart and cow blood dripping down my chin, I saw that piece of ultra-efficient engineering in a whole new light. A terrible light.
I immediately drove to my nearest Ford dealer and traded it for a F Raptor. So far nothing has come close. Sounds really awful, like they slapped the CD's files onto the vinyl. Very hollow and narrow soundstage. Buy an older pressing or a CD. Very weak sound coming from only the center of the drivers, next to no soundstage at all. This was SUCH an important album when it came out in and today it sounds as fresh and as current as it did then.
It stands up over time, stands up over multiple listenings, was perfect for the younger me with much longer hair playing punk and metal and perfect for the shorter hair older me still playing punk and metal. Yes, its that good you can talk about it side to side with the big names and classic titles.
Now, this album was so seamless, so high octane rocket fuel, such well crafted riffology and lyrical poignancy that it gave the band whiplash and they had created a monster they had to scramble to catch up with.
This is the album that propelled them from the top of the denim heap in sophisticated headbanger heaven to being a household name, and only the purest of the pure, the elitist of the elite would dare hint at sellout I love Newstead's comment "yes, well sell out every seat, every night". If Hetfield were next to me as I write this he would punch my lights out for suggesting that Metallica was prophesied by Spinal Tap a black album, none more black; a concert with a symphony orchestra. That just adds to the mythos of Metallica.
Enough of history and that which should never be. Since it came out, this has been one of the few albums I've dragged with me from small apartment to small apartment, across the country, to the UK and back. You have to listen to it all in one go, and that's the problem with our culture: we no longer sit down and do something for extended periods of time unless its to binge-watch something, and even then people fast forward.
This is an album in its entirety and should be treated as such. None more loud. None more classic. None more black. Now about the box set, it is a perfect pressing with a couple nitpicks, there is a bit of warping and some distortion but over that, it's a pure quality box set, and experience.
I wanted a good format of their most popular album, and to have bragging rights to have a more rare, and better vinyl pressing and a part of Metallica history than what the people have as a crappy excuse as a "vinyl" which is the Blackened Recordings reissue even though I have those of Load and Reload which are actually good. If you have enough, please get this wonderful box set, it's perfection at most!
People write reviews about the songs, no one cares about that, I want to hear if the record is good quality and the sound of the record. This one is awesome, it is loud and sounds great, no scratches. Cover in great shape. If you don't know who Metallica is or their songs and buy a record and says it sucks is your fault.
Ho listen to YouTube to find out if you actually like their music, free. I thought I had this CD, but after looking I only had it on cassette. So after hearing "Enter Sandman" on the radio I ordered it. This is Metallica's best album in my opinion. It takes you back to what was going on in the early 90's. My era of music was the 's - the decade that most of the best Rock Music was made.
I was never really into Heavy Metal that much, and then the "Grunge" era of the early '90's came along, and I started listening to some of it. I really liked Alice in Chains, Stone Temple Pilots, Soundgarden, Candlebox - bands that I thought were carrying on with the spirit of great classic rock. And then I heard this album and it blew me away. I have always wanted to buy this - I don't know why it took me so long!
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For Whom the Bell Tolls. The Day that Never Comes The Memory Remains Intro to Scythian Suite Intro to The Iron Foundry The Iron Foundry, Opus 19 The Unforgiven III. All Within My Hands Anesthesia - Pulling Teeth Wherever I May Roam. NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook.
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