Load [PA] by Metallica
Metallica: James Hetfield (vocals, guitar); Kirk Hammett (guitar); Jason Newsted (bass); Lars Ulrich (drums). Producers: Bob Rock, James... Read More
Metallica: James Hetfield (vocals, guitar); Kirk Hammett (guitar); Jason Newsted (bass); Lars Ulrich (drums). Producers: Bob Rock, James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich. Recorded at The Plant Studios, Sausalito, California between May 1995 and February 1996. Personnel: James Hetfield (vocals, guitar); Kirk Hammett (guitar); Lars Ulrich (drums); Chris Vrenna (programming). Audio Mixers: Mike Rew; Randy Staub . Recording information: Plant Recording Studios, Sausalito, CA (05/1995-02/1996); Right Track Recording Studios, New York, NY (05/1995-02/1996); The Plant Studios, Sausalito, CA (05/1995-02/1996). Photographer: Anton Corbijn. The kings of speed metal have never been keen on being labeled, and LOAD, which follows up the 1991 mega-hit METALLICA, is a surprising pastiche of sonic fury. Metallica still rocks hard. James Hetfield's lyrics are still full of venom and anger, and the music still could scare small children. But the band is ready to show off other sides of its craft. "Hero Of The Day" sounds like an R.E... Minimize
Product Review Summary
56 Reviews from Epinions.com
Nov 21, 2004
Metallica Successfully Load Up On a New Sound
Pros: Tons of great hard rock; Bleeding Me
Cons: A couple of comparatively weak tracks
It's no '80s Metallica, but what is? Read More at Epinions.com
May 7, 2002
The Peak of Metallica's Career
Pros: Diversity, Experimentation, Great song-writing
Cons: Maybe too much experimentation and diversity, Has led mindless headbangers to call Metallica "sell-outs"
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Aug 30, 2003
The gun is Loaded...
Pros: To many to list!
Cons: Some may think its too long at 78 minutes and 50 seconds
Metallica's best album. Diverse and yet focused, Metallica delivered the goods against all odds. Read More at Epinions.com
Mar 28, 2003
A Load Of Solid Music.
Pros: Good Heavy Rock Songs, Generally Solid Lyrical Writing, Hey it's better than Bush and Creed.
Cons: May be too different or soft for some, occasionally questionable lyrical writing.
Load is an all around strong attempt by Metallica to grow up, and broaden their musical horizons. Read More at Epinions.com
Aug 21, 2002
Pros: Best of genre, Hard rocking sound, Great songwriting
Cons: Metal fans may stray away
For those Metallica fans who appreciate the band and its decisions in music. Also, for non-Metallica fans who are in need of knowing what good hard rock is all about. Read More at Epinions.com
Apr 4, 2001
A Load For Your Eardrums
Pros: The band experimented. They played some really good songs.
Cons: May take a bit to get used to the music.
The band survived by going down a less traveled path in the history of rock music that makes them worthy of their world-class status to this day. Read More at Epinions.com
Dec 16, 2001
One of the greatest cds ever
Pros: new style, it's metallica
Cons: i can't think of a bad thing about this cd
This is one of my favorite cds, and any Metallica fan should own it. Read More at Epinions.com
Aug 27, 2000
. . . And Now For Something Completely Different
Pros: Intelligent, Mature, Diverse, Creative, etc
Cons: 'Mama Said' sure created quite an outrage, didn't it? Read More at Epinions.com
May 16, 2000
Come On People....... It's Still Metallica
Pros: Awesome Transitional Album. High Quality Instrumentation. A Must Have For The True Metallica Fan.
Cons: Metallica was labeled a sell out by some people because of this album. Read More at Epinions.com
Dec 26, 2000
Open Wide for the "Cure", Metallica delivers the "Load"
Pros: easier listening, words you can hear, & we hear a more mature, transitioned Metallica
Cons: This may be a disappointing performance for their "garage" fans. Read More at Epinions.com
Mar 24, 2001
Load, this album rules.
Pros: Different Metallica, but it still Rocks like only Metallica can rock.
Cons: Some songs are a little long and somewhat tedious at time.
I would recommend this album to anyone who likes Rock and Roll music because it is Metallica's best work. Read More at Epinions.com