Didn’t then but I do now…
By DR CB
I really didn’t care much for this or Load when it first came out, tbh. I was too hooked on their previous albums. Fast-forward 25 years and now that I know and totally appreciate Hetfield’s talent with songwriting (lyrics AND riffs) I’m loving this stuff. Hetfield is the man and he puts his all into his music and that’s what I love about Metallica. \m/
By Rock & Metal enjoyer
This is Metallica’s most underrated album definitely. It gets so much hate that it doesn’t deserve. Fuel, The Unforgiven II are top class tracks. A really good album. 8/10, and 7th favorite Metallica album.
2. The Unforgiven II
3. Prince Charming
4. The Memory Remains
5. Where The Wild Things Are
6. Better Than You
9. Devil’s Dance
10. Carpe Diem Baby
11. Bad Seed
13. Low Man’s Lyric
Not terrible but not great
I saw Metallica in concert for the first time right when this album came out. I remember being so pumped and bought it the day it was released and listened all the way through and was underwhelmed but thought that maybe it was one of those kind of albums that you had to listen to a few times before it started to grow on you. It just never happened for me. Load is a great album all the way through, but this one just didn’t work out.
I do applaud Metallica for being willing to venture out and experiment with new sounds. If the stuck to the way the they sounded in Kill ‘Em All, they would’ve fizzled out long ago without the legacy they’ve left behind. Basically, if you own everything from Ride the Lightening through Load, you’re good.
Not as good as Load, but one of their best!
These are definitely leftover ideas from Load, but the highs on this album are better than Load’s highs. Load is just a more consistent album. Reload is fantastic though.
This review is for Fuel
Fuel is amazing…
My favorite two.
My favorite two songs are “Devil’s Dance” and “Unforgiven II.” I would put “The Memory Remains” on there, but the old lady ruins the song. Fuel, Slither, Carpe Diem Baby, and Bad Seed are awesome too. All songs on this album are at least tolerable. Whoever doesn’t think so can go listen to Nickleback.
Load is better but this album is still great! Plenty of good songs: Fuel, Memory Remains, Unforgiven II, Prince Charming (especially good track), and etc.
Follows in the black album's little brother Load's footsteps well
Same deal as Load
There’s some good songs on this album: Fuel, Better than you, Slither, Attitude, and Fixxxer. I also don’t mind Unforgiven II. Beyond those the album is not that good. Bad Seed and Low Mans Lyric are terrible, but the rest is just filler. I don’t get the hype over Memory Remains or Devils dance tbh. More filler on here than Load imo. I’ll give it 3 stars for the good songs.
I love this album
Every. Single. Goddamn. Song.