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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 (Remastered)
00:05:31

Bob Rock, Producer - Bob Ludwig, Digital Masterer - Randy Staub, Engineer - James Hetfield, Producer, Vocals, Writer, Rhythm Guitar - Kirk Hammett, Writer, Lead Guitar - Lars Ulrich, Producer, Drums, Writer - Jason Newsted, Bass - MIKE TACCI, AssistantEngineer - Reuben Cohen, Masterer - Metallica, MainArtist

© 1991, 2021 Blackened Recordings ℗ 1991, 2021 Blackened Recordings

2
Sad But True (Remastered)
00:05:24

Bob Rock, Producer - Bob Ludwig, Digital Masterer - Randy Staub, Engineer - James Hetfield, Composer, Producer, Vocals, Writer, Rhythm Guitar - Kirk Hammett, Lead Guitar - Lars Ulrich, Composer, Producer, Drums, Writer - Jason Newsted, Bass - MIKE TACCI, AssistantEngineer - Reuben Cohen, Masterer - Metallica, MainArtist

© 1991, 2021 Blackened Recordings ℗ 1991, 2021 Blackened Recordings

3
Holier Than Thou (Remastered)
00:03:47

Bob Rock, Producer - Bob Ludwig, Digital Masterer - Randy Staub, Engineer - James Hetfield, Producer, Vocals, Writer, Rhythm Guitar - Kirk Hammett, Lead Guitar - Lars Ulrich, Producer, Drums, Writer - Jason Newsted, Bass - MIKE TACCI, AssistantEngineer - Reuben Cohen, Masterer - Metallica, MainArtist - Ulrich, Composer, Lyricist - Hetfield, Composer, Lyricist

© 1991, 2021 Blackened Recordings ℗ 1991, 2021 Blackened Recordings

4
The Unforgiven (Remastered)
00:06:27

Bob Rock, Producer - Bob Ludwig, Digital Masterer - Randy Staub, Engineer - James Hetfield, Producer, Vocals, Writer, Rhythm Guitar - Kirk Hammett, Writer, Lead Guitar - Lars Ulrich, Producer, Drums, Writer - Jason Newsted, Bass - MIKE TACCI, AssistantEngineer - Reuben Cohen, Masterer - Metallica, MainArtist - Ulrich, Composer, Lyricist - Hammett, Composer, Lyricist - Hetfield, Composer, Lyricist

© 1991, 2021 Blackened Recordings ℗ 1991, 2021 Blackened Recordings

5
Wherever I May Roam (Remastered)
00:06:44

Bob Rock, Producer - Bob Ludwig, Digital Masterer - Randy Staub, Engineer - Michael Kamen, Arranger - James Hetfield, Producer, Vocals, Writer, Rhythm Guitar - Kirk Hammett, Lead Guitar - Lars Ulrich, Producer, Drums, Writer - Jason Newsted, Bass - MIKE TACCI, AssistantEngineer - Reuben Cohen, Masterer - Metallica, MainArtist - Ulrich, Composer, Lyricist - Hetfield, Composer, Lyricist - Adam Dubin, Contributor

© 1991, 2021 Blackened Recordings ℗ 1991, 2021 Blackened Recordings

6
Don't Tread on Me (Remastered)
00:04:00

Bob Rock, Producer - Bob Ludwig, Digital Masterer - Randy Staub, Engineer - James Hetfield, Producer, Vocals, Rhythm Guitar - Kirk Hammett, Lead Guitar - Lars Ulrich, Producer, Drums - Jason Newsted, Bass - MIKE TACCI, AssistantEngineer - Reuben Cohen, Masterer - Metallica, MainArtist - Ulrich, Composer, Lyricist - Hetfield, Composer, Lyricist

© 1991, 2021 Blackened Recordings ℗ 1991, 2021 Blackened Recordings

7
Through the Never (Remastered)
00:04:04

Bob Rock, Producer - Bob Ludwig, Digital Masterer - Randy Staub, Engineer - James Hetfield, Producer, Vocals, Writer, Rhythm Guitar - Kirk Hammett, Writer, Lead Guitar - Lars Ulrich, Producer, Drums, Writer - Jason Newsted, Bass - MIKE TACCI, AssistantEngineer - Reuben Cohen, Masterer - Metallica, MainArtist - Ulrich, Composer, Lyricist - Hammett, Composer, Lyricist - Hetfield, Composer, Lyricist

© 1991, 2021 Blackened Recordings ℗ 1991, 2021 Blackened Recordings

8
Nothing Else Matters (Remastered)
00:06:28

Bob Rock, Producer - Bob Ludwig, Digital Masterer - Randy Staub, Engineer - James Hetfield, Producer, Vocals, Writer, Rhythm Guitar - Kirk Hammett, Lead Guitar - Lars Ulrich, Producer, Drums, Writer - Jason Newsted, Bass - MIKE TACCI, AssistantEngineer - Reuben Cohen, Masterer - Metallica, MainArtist

© 1991, 2021 Blackened Recordings ℗ 1991, 2021 Blackened Recordings

9
Of Wolf and Man (Remastered)
00:04:16

Bob Rock, Producer - Bob Ludwig, Digital Masterer - Randy Staub, Engineer - Michael Kamen, Arranger - James Hetfield, Producer, Vocals, Writer, Rhythm Guitar - Kirk Hammett, Writer, Lead Guitar - Lars Ulrich, Producer, Drums, Writer - Jason Newsted, Bass - MIKE TACCI, AssistantEngineer - Reuben Cohen, Masterer - Metallica, MainArtist - Ulrich, Composer, Lyricist - Hammett, Composer, Lyricist - Hetfield, Composer, Lyricist

© 1991, 2021 Blackened Recordings ℗ 1991, 2021 Blackened Recordings

10
The God That Failed (Remastered)
00:05:08

Bob Rock, Producer - Bob Ludwig, Digital Masterer - Randy Staub, Engineer - James Hetfield, Producer, Vocals, Rhythm Guitar - Kirk Hammett, Lead Guitar - Lars Ulrich, Producer, Drums - Jason Newsted, Bass - MIKE TACCI, AssistantEngineer - Reuben Cohen, Masterer - Metallica, MainArtist - Ulrich, Writer - Hetfield, Writer

© 1991, 2021 Blackened Recordings ℗ 1991, 2021 Blackened Recordings

11
My Friend of Misery (Remastered)
00:06:49

Bob Rock, Producer - Bob Ludwig, Digital Masterer - Randy Staub, Engineer - Newsted, Composer, Lyricist - James Hetfield, Producer, Vocals, Rhythm Guitar - Kirk Hammett, Lead Guitar - Lars Ulrich, Producer, Drums - Jason Newsted, Bass - MIKE TACCI, AssistantEngineer - Reuben Cohen, Masterer - Metallica, MainArtist - Ulrich, Composer, Lyricist - Hetfield, Composer, Lyricist

© 1991, 2021 Blackened Recordings ℗ 1991, 2021 Blackened Recordings

12
The Struggle Within (Remastered)
00:03:52

Bob Rock, Producer - Bob Ludwig, Digital Masterer - Randy Staub, Engineer - James Hetfield, Producer, Vocals, Rhythm Guitar - Kirk Hammett, Lead Guitar - Lars Ulrich, Producer, Drums - Jason Newsted, Bass - MIKE TACCI, AssistantEngineer - Reuben Cohen, Masterer - Metallica, MainArtist - Ulrich, Composer, Lyricist - Hetfield, Composer, Lyricist

© 1991, 2021 Blackened Recordings ℗ 1991, 2021 Blackened Recordings

DISC 2

1
Enter Sandman (From Kirk's Riff Tapes)
00:01:11

James Hetfield, Composer, Writer - Kirk Hammett, Composer, Guitar, Writer - Lars Ulrich, Composer, Writer - Reuben Cohen, Masterer - Metallica, MainArtist

© 1991, 2021 Blackened Recordings ℗ 1991, 2021 Blackened Recordings

2
Enter Sandman (May 13th, 1991 Rough Mix)
00:05:35

Bob Rock, Mixer - Randy Staub, Engineer - James Hetfield, Composer, Vocals, Writer, Rhythm Guitar - Kirk Hammett, Composer, Writer, Lead Guitar - Lars Ulrich, Composer, Drums, Writer - Jason Newsted, Bass - Reuben Cohen, Masterer - Metallica, MainArtist

© 1991, 2021 Blackened Recordings ℗ 1991, 2021 Blackened Recordings

3
Sad But True (July 12th, 1990 Demo)
00:05:11

James Hetfield, Composer, Vocals, Writer, Rhythm Guitar - Kirk Hammett, Lead Guitar - Lars Ulrich, Composer, Drums, Writer - Jason Newsted, Bass - Reuben Cohen, Masterer - Metallica, MainArtist - Kent Matcke, Mixer

© 1991, 2021 Blackened Recordings ℗ 1991, 2021 Blackened Recordings

4
Holier Than Thou (August 13th, 1990 Demo)
00:03:48

James Hetfield, Vocals, Writer, Rhythm Guitar - Kirk Hammett, Lead Guitar - Lars Ulrich, Drums, Writer - Jason Newsted, Bass - Reuben Cohen, Masterer - Metallica, MainArtist - Ulrich, Composer, Lyricist - Hetfield, Composer, Lyricist

© 1991, 2021 Blackened Recordings ℗ 1991, 2021 Blackened Recordings

5
The Unforgiven (Pre-Production Rehearsal)
00:06:43

James Hetfield, Vocals, Writer, Rhythm Guitar - Kirk Hammett, Writer, Lead Guitar - Lars Ulrich, Drums, Writer - Jason Newsted, Bass - Reuben Cohen, Masterer - Metallica, MainArtist - Ulrich, Composer, Lyricist - Hammett, Composer, Lyricist - Hetfield, Composer, Lyricist

© 1991, 2021 Blackened Recordings ℗ 1991, 2021 Blackened Recordings

6
Wherever I May Roam (July 30,1990 Writing in Progress)
00:06:05

Greg Fidelman, Mixer - Michael Kamen, Arranger - James Hetfield, Vocals, Writer, Rhythm Guitar - Kirk Hammett, Lead Guitar - Lars Ulrich, Drums, Writer - Jason Newsted, Bass - Reuben Cohen, Engineer - Metallica, MainArtist - Ulrich, Composer, Lyricist - Hetfield, Composer, Lyricist - Adam Dubin, Contributor

© 1991, 2021 Blackened Recordings ℗ 1991, 2021 Blackened Recordings

7
Don't Tread on Me (August 13th, 1990 Demo)
00:03:58

James Hetfield, Vocals, Rhythm Guitar - Kirk Hammett, Lead Guitar - Lars Ulrich, Drums - Jason Newsted, Bass - Reuben Cohen, Masterer - Metallica, MainArtist - Ulrich, Composer, Lyricist - Hetfield, Composer, Lyricist

© 1991, 2021 Blackened Recordings ℗ 1991, 2021 Blackened Recordings

8
Through the Never (Take 53, October 22, 1990)
00:04:13

Randy Staub, Engineer - James Hetfield, Vocals, Writer, Rhythm Guitar - Kirk Hammett, Writer, Lead Guitar - Lars Ulrich, Drums, Writer - Jason Newsted, Bass - Reuben Cohen, Masterer - Metallica, MainArtist - Ulrich, Composer, Lyricist - Hammett, Composer, Lyricist - Hetfield, Composer, Lyricist

© 1991, 2021 Blackened Recordings ℗ 1991, 2021 Blackened Recordings

9
Nothing Else Matters (From James' Riff Tapes)
00:04:54

James Hetfield, Guitar, Writer - Lars Ulrich, Writer - Reuben Cohen, Engineer - Metallica, MainArtist

© 1991, 2021 Blackened Recordings ℗ 1991, 2021 Blackened Recordings

10
Of Wolf and Man (June 2nd, 1991 Rough Mix)
00:04:18

Bob Rock, Mixer - Randy Staub, Engineer - Michael Kamen, Arranger - James Hetfield, Vocals, Writer, Rhythm Guitar - Kirk Hammett, Writer, Lead Guitar - Lars Ulrich, Drums, Writer - Jason Newsted, Bass - Reuben Cohen, Masterer - Metallica, MainArtist - Ulrich, Composer, Lyricist - Hammett, Composer, Lyricist - Hetfield, Composer, Lyricist

© 1991, 2021 Blackened Recordings ℗ 1991, 2021 Blackened Recordings

11
The God That Failed Us (August 31st, 1990 Demo)
00:04:44

James Hetfield, Vocals, Rhythm Guitar - Kirk Hammett, Lead Guitar - Lars Ulrich, Drums - Jason Newsted, Bass - Reuben Cohen, Masterer - Metallica, MainArtist - Ulrich, Writer - Hetfield, Writer

© 1991, 2021 Blackened Recordings ℗ 1991, 2021 Blackened Recordings

12
My Friend of Misery (Pre-Production Rehearsal)
00:06:23

Newsted, Composer, Lyricist - James Hetfield, Vocals, Rhythm Guitar - Kirk Hammett, Lead Guitar - Lars Ulrich, Drums - Jason Newsted, Bass - Reuben Cohen, Masterer - Metallica, MainArtist - Ulrich, Composer, Lyricist - Hetfield, Composer, Lyricist

© 1991, 2021 Blackened Recordings ℗ 1991, 2021 Blackened Recordings

13
The Struggle Within (Take 12, November 10, 1990)
00:03:25

Randy Staub, Engineer - James Hetfield, Vocals, Rhythm Guitar - Kirk Hammett, Lead Guitar - Lars Ulrich, Drums - Jason Newsted, Bass - Reuben Cohen, Masterer - Metallica, MainArtist - Ulrich, Composer, Lyricist - Hetfield, Composer, Lyricist

© 1991, 2021 Blackened Recordings ℗ 1991, 2021 Blackened Recordings

14
Nothing Else Matters (Elevator Version)
00:06:31

Bob Rock, Producer - Randy Staub, Engineer - James Hetfield, Producer, Vocals, Writer, Rhythm Guitar - Kirk Hammett, Lead Guitar - Lars Ulrich, Producer, Drums, Writer - Jason Newsted, Bass - MIKE TACCI, AssistantEngineer - Reuben Cohen, Masterer - Metallica, MainArtist

© 1991, 2021 Blackened Recordings ℗ 1991, 2021 Blackened Recordings

DISC 3

1
Enter Sandman (Live at Tushino Airfield, Moscow, September 28th, 1991)
00:05:21

James Hetfield, Vocals, Writer, Rhythm Guitar - Kirk Hammett, Writer, Lead Guitar - Lars Ulrich, Drums, Writer - Jason Newsted, Bass - Reuben Cohen, Masterer - Metallica, MainArtist

© 1991, 2021 Blackened Recordings ℗ 1991, 2021 Blackened Recordings

2
Sad But True (Live at Day on the Green, Oakland, CA, October 12th, 1991)
00:05:38

James Hetfield, Composer, Vocals, Writer, Rhythm Guitar - Kirk Hammett, Lead Guitar - Lars Ulrich, Composer, Drums, Writer - Jason Newsted, Bass - Reuben Cohen, Masterer - Metallica, MainArtist

© 1991, 2021 Blackened Recordings ℗ 1991, 2021 Blackened Recordings

3
Holier Than Thou (Live at L.C. Walker Arena, Muskegon, MI, November 1, 1991)
00:04:02

James Hetfield, Vocals, Writer, Rhythm Guitar - Kirk Hammett, Lead Guitar - Lars Ulrich, Drums, Writer - Jason Newsted, Bass - Metallica, MainArtist - Ulrich, Composer, Lyricist - Hetfield, Composer, Lyricist

© 1991, 2021 Blackened Recordings ℗ 1991, 2021 Blackened Recordings

4
The Unforgiven (Live at Arco Arena, Sacramento, CA, January 11th, 1992)
00:07:31

James Hetfield, Vocals, Writer, Rhythm Guitar - Kirk Hammett, Writer, Lead Guitar - Lars Ulrich, Drums, Writer - Jason Newsted, Bass - Reuben Cohen, Masterer - Metallica, MainArtist - Ulrich, Composer, Lyricist - Hammett, Composer, Lyricist - Hetfield, Composer, Lyricist

© 1991, 2021 Blackened Recordings ℗ 1991, 2021 Blackened Recordings

5
Wherever I May Roam (Live at Day on the Green, Oakland, CA, October 12th, 1991)
00:06:57

James Hetfield, Composer, Lyricist, Vocals, Rhythm Guitar - Kirk Hammett, Lead Guitar - Lars Ulrich, Composer, Lyricist, Drums - Jason Newsted, Bass - Reuben Cohen, Masterer - Metallica, MainArtist

© 1991, 2021 Blackened Recordings ℗ 1991, 2021 Blackened Recordings

6
Creeping Death (Live at Arco Arena, Sacramento, CA, January 11, 1992)
00:08:03

Cliff Burton, Writer - James Hetfield, Vocals, Writer, Rhythm Guitar - Kirk Hammett, Writer, Lead Guitar - Lars Ulrich, Drums, Writer - Jason Newsted, Bass - Reuben Cohen, Masterer - Metallica, MainArtist

© 1991, 2021 Blackened Recordings ℗ 1991, 2021 Blackened Recordings

7
Through the Never (Live at Arco Arena, Sacramento, CA, January 11th, 1992)
00:04:22

James Hetfield, Vocals, Writer, Rhythm Guitar - Kirk Hammett, Writer, Lead Guitar - Lars Ulrich, Drums, Writer - Jason Newsted, Bass - Reuben Cohen, Masterer - Metallica, MainArtist - Ulrich, Composer, Lyricist - Hammett, Composer, Lyricist - Hetfield, Composer, Lyricist

© 1991, 2021 Blackened Recordings ℗ 1991, 2021 Blackened Recordings

8
Nothing Else Matters (Live at Wembley Stadium, London, April 20th, 1992)
00:06:23

James Hetfield, Vocals, Writer, Rhythm Guitar - Kirk Hammett, Lead Guitar - Lars Ulrich, Drums, Writer - Jason Newsted, Bass - Reuben Cohen, Masterer - Metallica, MainArtist

© 1991, 2021 Blackened Recordings ℗ 1991, 2021 Blackened Recordings

9
Of Wolf and Man (Live at Maimarktgelände, Mannheim, Germany, May 22nd, 1993)
00:04:16

Michael Kamen, Arranger - James Hetfield, Vocals, Writer, Rhythm Guitar - Kirk Hammett, Writer, Lead Guitar - Lars Ulrich, Drums, Writer - Jason Newsted, Bass - Reuben Cohen, Masterer - Metallica, MainArtist - Ulrich, Composer, Lyricist - Hammett, Composer, Lyricist - Hetfield, Composer, Lyricist

© 1991, 2021 Blackened Recordings ℗ 1991, 2021 Blackened Recordings

10
For Whom the Bell Tolls (Live at Day on the Green, Oakland, CA, October 12th, 1991)
00:05:59

Burton, Writer - Cliff Burton, Writer - James Hetfield, Vocals, Writer, Rhythm Guitar - Kirk Hammett, Lead Guitar - Lars Ulrich, Drums, Writer - Jason Newsted, Bass - Reuben Cohen, Masterer - Metallica, MainArtist - Ulrich, Writer - Hetfield, Writer

© 1991, 2021 Blackened Recordings ℗ 1991, 2021 Blackened Recordings

11
One (Live at Tushino Airfield, Moscow, September 28th, 1991)
00:08:14

James Hetfield, Vocals, Writer, Rhythm Guitar - Kirk Hammett, Lead Guitar - Lars Ulrich, Drums, Writer - Jason Newsted, Bass - Reuben Cohen, Masterer - Metallica, MainArtist - Ulrich, Writer - Hetfield, Writer

© 1991, 2021 Blackened Recordings ℗ 1991, 2021 Blackened Recordings

12
Whiplash (Live at Tushino Airfield, Moscow, September 28th, 1991)
00:05:41

James Hetfield, Vocals, Writer, Rhythm Guitar - Kirk Hammett, Lead Guitar - Lars Ulrich, Drums, Writer - Jason Newsted, Bass - Reuben Cohen, Masterer - Metallica, MainArtist

© 1991, 2021 Blackened Recordings ℗ 1991, 2021 Blackened Recordings

13
So What (Live at Maimarktgelände, Mannheim, Germany, May 22nd, 1993)
00:03:31

James Hetfield, Vocals, Rhythm Guitar - Kirk Hammett, Lead Guitar - Lars Ulrich, Drums - Jason Newsted, Bass - Reuben Cohen, Masterer - Metallica, MainArtist - Clive Blake, Writer - Chris Exall, Writer - Nick Culmer, Writer - Nicholas Culmer, Writer

© 1991, 2021 Blackened Recordings ℗ 1991, 2021 Blackened Recordings

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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