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One of the Best Metal Albums of All Time...
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 02/01/2012 12:28:44
Black Album is simply the best album of the greatest metal band in the world... A must-have for any record collection. Arrived on time but with a slightly scratched case.
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One of the Greatest of All Time
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 28/12/2011 11:07:35
Metallica are one of the greatest music acts the world has and will ever see. This album just shows what masters they are in terms of metal. The amount of amazing songs on this album is too long, every song is legendary, nothing is a let down in this album. It is one of those that everyone just simply has to own!
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A landmark, sadly a standard they couldn't maintain
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 02/03/2011 11:49:22
I don't think Metallica sold out here, they did AFTER this album, but this has some of their best moments, just because the songs don't take as long to kick off and endure doesn't mean the music is any less talented, intense or packs any less of a kick. Moments like Nothing Else Matters are a little tedious but it can't be ignored that this album is a definite killer.
I've heard Enter Sandman once too often now but before you hear it to death it is amazing, the energy and excitment that comes with the intro is pure bliss. Sad But True is one of their heaviest moments, crunchingly heavy and slow (Sabbath and Crowbar would be happy) and contains some of the best solos. Holier Than Thou is brilliantly thrashy with a great rhythm section by bassist Jason Newsted.
The Unforgiven has one of those guitar solos that makes your hairs stand on end. And Wherever I May Roam has Kirk Hammet's best solo without a doubt (and not too mention one of Hetfield's best riffs).
The first five or six tracks are so good that the other half of the album doesn't pack quite so good a punch, though the bass-heavy My Friend of Misery is a belter, especially for bass enthusiasts such as myself. Jason Newsted got his only sense of recognition on this album, which is a shame, but the production value and clarity of not just HIS instrument, but the rest of the band is a true credit to Bob Rock, whom were it not for his talent, this album wouldn't have been anywhere near as good as it came out.
Sadly it was all downhill from here. But this album is pure gold.
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Best Album Ever
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 22/11/2010 01:50:45
I don't care what other Metallica fans say but James, Kirk, Jason and Lars was the best Metallica lineup ever and always will be. Their live shows from 1989-1993 were the best.
This album finally showed how good Metallica are, every song is great with my favorite being Sad But True, it must have the best guitar riff ever.
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A great introduction to metal
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 21/05/2010 08:55:09
If you're not a metallica or even a metal fun, then by listening to this album there is a very good chance you become one! At least that's what happened in my case. For many hard-core fans, this was a "betrayal" album, just because it included ballads. But in my opinion it just showed that these guys evolved and were able to write any type of songs. And after you have listened to this, check their earlier albums...Anyhow, definitely a must-have!
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Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 18/05/2010 16:56:59
one of the albums you have got to have great songs must buy for all metallica fans and even if your not its amazing if your into rock
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Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 28/04/2010 21:34:38
Metallica at there best, not a truly heavy metal album like there earlier but this is there best a great hard rock/metal album. So many great Metallica songs on here.
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Metallica came of age...
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 15/02/2010 18:50:36
Ok, it's true to say that Metallica moved away from it's early thrash roots to produce 'The Black Album', and some fans of the original angsty thrash metal Metallica were producing up to this point would be somewhat disappointed by the move. I've been a metal fan since 1986 and I can honestly say that this album is one of the best metal albums i've ever heard. The production values were very high, gone are the distorted thrash hammerings of before, replaced by crisp clean sounds that smack of hard work and long hours in the studio getting the sound just right. From the opening 1 minute+ intro of Sandman, through the almost Wild West sound of Unforgiven to the slower, poignant sounds of God that Failed and Nothing else Matters Metallica have produced a tour de force that any self respecting Heavy Metal fan shouldn't be without. More accessible, and yet heavier metal than before.
The fact that the band made this a self titled album suggests they understood that they had created a whole new beginning. Ignore the haters, enjoy.
Stand out tracks:
Holier Than Thou
Wherever I May Roam
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Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 15/01/2010 23:29:04
Metallica went terribly wrong here...
The Black Album amounts to mainstream metal with simplistic 5 note riffs, stupid lyrics, muddled up choruses and wah crazy solos.
If it wasn't for the haunting interlude of My Friend Of Misery amongst some decent lyrics, this album would just get a star. The guitars sound synthetic, the drumming is boring, the vocals are annoying and so is the way they don't let a note play for long enough. There also seems to be long silences in between notes. It is hard to believe this is the album that made them rich too...
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Greatest Album of all time
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 08/11/2009 00:23:15
There is no doubt that this album is the best album in music history! There is no album better than this one! I challenge anyone to find a better one. The opening song is Enter Sandman and it just keeps getting better. Metallica are the best band in the world and this is there best album! I have Nothing Else Matters tattoo'd to my leg, and really no other album matters compared to this!
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