14 Songs, 1 Hour 18 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Metallica followed up their blockbuster 1991 self-titled record with Load, a sludgy steamroller that pushed the band even further away from their speedy thrash-metal roots. In addition to wicked hard-rock rumbles such as "King Nothing," the album contains menacing, slow-boiling psychedelic sprawls ("Bleeding Me"), bluesy classic rock ("Poor Twisted Me"), and a country-leaning porch ballad ("Mama Said"). The gouging grooves and grimy riffage of "2 X 4" even conjure the sound of grunge.

Mastered for iTunes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Metallica followed up their blockbuster 1991 self-titled record with Load, a sludgy steamroller that pushed the band even further away from their speedy thrash-metal roots. In addition to wicked hard-rock rumbles such as "King Nothing," the album contains menacing, slow-boiling psychedelic sprawls ("Bleeding Me"), bluesy classic rock ("Poor Twisted Me"), and a country-leaning porch ballad ("Mama Said"). The gouging grooves and grimy riffage of "2 X 4" even conjure the sound of grunge.

Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
269 Ratings

269 Ratings

DSF025 ,

Hero of the Day

This is a good album!! I like ReLoad better, but I still like this album!! Love the changes!!

Commodore_64 ,

Horrible album... Much like its successor

This album came out around the time the Seattle sound thing was in full bloom and metal bands didn't know how to cope. Metallica turned Alternica by changing their image (including their sound) and there you have it. Every time I attempt to listen to this album I just get frustrated before it reaches the 5th song and then I just turn it off wishing the album never existed.

Armani_D&G ,

Big experiment

i like "load". In this album metallica searched new sound and experimented with blues and slow metal...

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