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Metallica

Metallica

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After the muddled production and ultracomplicated song structures of ...And Justice for All, Metallica decided that they had taken the progressive elements of their music as far as they could and that a simplification and streamlining of their sound was in order. While the assessment made sense from a musical standpoint, it also presented an opportunity to commercialize their music, and Metallica accomplishes both goals. The best songs are more melodic and immediate, the crushing, stripped-down grooves of "Enter Sandman," "Sad but True," and "Wherever I May Roam" sticking to traditional structures and using the same main riffs throughout; the crisp, professional production by Bob Rock adds to their accessibility. "The Unforgiven" and "Nothing Else Matters" avoid the slash-and-burn guitar riffs that had always punctuated the band's ballads; the latter is a full-fledged love song complete with string section, which works much better than might be imagined. The song- and riff-writing slips here and there, a rare occurrence for Metallica, which some longtime fans interpreted as filler next to a batch of singles calculated for commercial success. The objections were often more to the idea that Metallica was doing anything explicitly commercial, but millions more disagreed. In fact, the band's popularity exploded so much that most of their back catalog found mainstream acceptance in its own right, while other progressively inclined speed metal bands copied the move toward simplification. In retrospect, Metallica is a good, but not quite great, album, one whose best moments deservedly captured the heavy metal crown, but whose approach also foreshadowed a creative decline.
© Steve Huey /TiVo

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1
Enter Sandman
00:05:31

Bob Rock, Producer - James Hetfield, Producer, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Kirk Hammett, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Lars Ulrich, Producer, Drums, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Jason Newsted, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Metallica, MainArtist

℗ 1991 Blackened Recordings Inc., under exclusive licence to Universal International Music B.V.

2
Sad But True
00:05:24

Bob Rock, Producer - James Hetfield, Producer, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Kirk Hammett, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Lars Ulrich, Producer, Drums, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Jason Newsted, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Metallica, MainArtist

℗ 1991 Blackened Recordings Inc., under exclusive licence to Universal International Music B.V.

3
Holier Than Thou
00:03:47

Bob Rock, Producer - James Hetfield, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Lars Ulrich, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Metallica, MainArtist

℗ 1991 Blackened Recordings Inc., under exclusive licence to Universal International Music B.V.

4
The Unforgiven
00:06:27

Bob Rock, Producer - James Hetfield, Producer, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Kirk Hammett, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Lars Ulrich, Producer, Drums, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Jason Newsted, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Metallica, MainArtist

℗ 1991 Blackened Recordings Inc., under exclusive licence to Universal International Music B.V.

5
Wherever I May Roam
00:06:44

Bob Rock, Producer - James Hetfield, Producer, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Kirk Hammett, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Lars Ulrich, Producer, Drums, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Jason Newsted, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Metallica, MainArtist

℗ 1991 Blackened Recordings Inc., under exclusive licence to Universal International Music B.V.

6
Don't Tread On Me
00:04:00

Bob Rock, Producer - James Hetfield, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Lars Ulrich, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Metallica, MainArtist

℗ 1991 Blackened Recordings Inc., under exclusive licence to Universal International Music B.V.

7
Through The Never
00:04:04

Bob Rock, Producer - James Hetfield, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Kirk Hammett, ComposerLyricist - Lars Ulrich, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Metallica, MainArtist

℗ 1991 Blackened Recordings Inc., under exclusive licence to Universal International Music B.V.

8
Nothing Else Matters
00:06:28

Bob Rock, Producer - Michael Kamen, Arranger, Orchestrator - James Hetfield, Producer, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Kirk Hammett, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Lars Ulrich, Producer, Drums, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Jason Newsted, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Metallica, MainArtist

℗ 1991 Blackened Recordings Inc., under exclusive licence to Universal International Music B.V.

9
Of Wolf And Man
00:04:16

Bob Rock, Producer - James Hetfield, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Kirk Hammett, ComposerLyricist - Lars Ulrich, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Metallica, MainArtist

℗ 1991 Blackened Recordings Inc., under exclusive licence to Universal International Music B.V.

10
The God That Failed
00:05:08

Bob Rock, Producer - James Hetfield, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Lars Ulrich, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Metallica, MainArtist

℗ 1991 Blackened Recordings Inc., under exclusive licence to Universal International Music B.V.

11
My Friend Of Misery
00:06:49

Bob Rock, Producer - James Hetfield, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Lars Ulrich, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Jason Newsted, ComposerLyricist - Metallica, MainArtist

℗ 1991 Blackened Recordings Inc., under exclusive licence to Universal International Music B.V.

12
The Struggle Within
00:03:54

Bob Rock, Producer - James Hetfield, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Lars Ulrich, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Metallica, MainArtist

℗ 1991 Blackened Recordings Inc., under exclusive licence to Universal International Music B.V.

Album Description

After the muddled production and ultracomplicated song structures of ...And Justice for All, Metallica decided that they had taken the progressive elements of their music as far as they could and that a simplification and streamlining of their sound was in order. While the assessment made sense from a musical standpoint, it also presented an opportunity to commercialize their music, and Metallica accomplishes both goals. The best songs are more melodic and immediate, the crushing, stripped-down grooves of "Enter Sandman," "Sad but True," and "Wherever I May Roam" sticking to traditional structures and using the same main riffs throughout; the crisp, professional production by Bob Rock adds to their accessibility. "The Unforgiven" and "Nothing Else Matters" avoid the slash-and-burn guitar riffs that had always punctuated the band's ballads; the latter is a full-fledged love song complete with string section, which works much better than might be imagined. The song- and riff-writing slips here and there, a rare occurrence for Metallica, which some longtime fans interpreted as filler next to a batch of singles calculated for commercial success. The objections were often more to the idea that Metallica was doing anything explicitly commercial, but millions more disagreed. In fact, the band's popularity exploded so much that most of their back catalog found mainstream acceptance in its own right, while other progressively inclined speed metal bands copied the move toward simplification. In retrospect, Metallica is a good, but not quite great, album, one whose best moments deservedly captured the heavy metal crown, but whose approach also foreshadowed a creative decline.
© Steve Huey /TiVo

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