Discography Reviews: Metallica – Master of Puppets

What I like best about Master of Puppets is the unconventional riffing. Many bands inspired by Metallica and the first thrash wave make skillful, heavy and qualitative riffs, but completely forget that the founders of the genre were creative and tried themselves about. Often the riffs on Master […]

Discography Reviews: Metallica – …And Justice for All

This I would say is Metallica’s latest (and probably last) album with thoroughly stable song material. Their tendency for collecting volatile series of substance in order to create album impersonations is fortunately lacking here. Justice is solid and concentrated, despite its lenght. We are invited to a loaded […]

Discography Reviews: Metallica – S/T

It is perhaps a strange thing to call an album that has sold over 16 million copies and been number one in 10 countries underrated. But ”Black Album” is, despite its huge success, underrated. Criticism of the more commercial focus has been frequent among fans, nostalgics and random […]

Discography Reviews: Metallica – Load

On Load, the best songs shows a slightly higher class than the ones on Reload. Until it Sleeps is exquisite in its extraordinariness, King Nothing has an Enter Sandman vibe in tempo and feel, a massive song. Hero of the Day is my dark horse to win the […]

Discography Reviews: Metallica – Reload

This will be something of a double review of both Load and Reload, mainly because they are so similar, share the same benefits, the same problems and the songs were also written at the same time. I find these records to be damn swaying and embody obvious profits. […]

Discography Review: Metallica – Garage Inc.

So, it’s a lot of fun to play covers of your favorite songs. Really. But you can do it in the rehearsal space. With your pals. Have some beers and play some covers. It’s fun! You do not have to record it. And IF you do, you do […]

Discography Review: Metallica – St. Anger

A severely lousy record. A frontal stomach splash. A pathetic attempt to combine sounds and tones in hope that it will remind of music. The band was in a state of disintegration during the recording and the disharmony between the band members is clearly heard through the speakers, […]

Discography Review: Metallica – Death Magnetic

Since sometime in the 90’s, Metallica has been a sitcom of wrong decisions. Sometime back then they should have had hired an editor with total freedom of action who was given the mandate to exercise loving violence on the band’s confused extravagances. Because if you removed some incomprehensible […]

Discography Review: Metallica & Lou Reed – Lulu

Seriously speaking, this is probably the worst thing I’ve ever heard in my entire life. Sure, all bands can drop a bad record and come back. But how do you come back after something like this? It’s completely incomprehensible how no one in the band, or the record […]