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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Load captures Metallica settling into a period of maturation. Under the guidance of producer Bob Rock, Metallica have streamlined their sound, cutting away most of the twisting, unpredictable time signatures and the mind-numbingly fast riffs. What's left is polished heavy metal. They add in Southern boogie rock, country-rock, and power ballads to their bag of tricks, which make them sound like '70s arena rock holdovers. Metallica open up their sound by concentrating on midtempo boogie -- over half the album is dedicated to songs that just groove. Metallica sound tight, but with the material they've written, they should sound ...
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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Load captures Metallica settling into a period of maturation. Under the guidance of producer Bob Rock, Metallica have streamlined their sound, cutting away most of the twisting, unpredictable time signatures and the mind-numbingly fast riffs. What's left is polished heavy metal. They add in Southern boogie rock, country-rock, and power ballads to their bag of tricks, which make them sound like '70s arena rock holdovers. Metallica open up their sound by concentrating on midtempo boogie -- over half the album is dedicated to songs that just groove. Metallica sound tight, but with the material they've written, they should sound loose.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/4/1996
  • Label: Elektra / Wea
  • UPC: 075596192323
  • Catalog Number: 61923

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Ain't My Bitch (5:04)
  2. 2 2 X 4 (5:28)
  3. 3 The House Jack Built (6:39)
  4. 4 Until It Sleeps (4:30)
  5. 5 King Nothing (5:28)
  6. 6 Hero of the Day (4:22)
  7. 7 Bleeding Me (8:18)
  8. 8 Cure (4:54)
  9. 9 Poor Twisted Me (4:00)
  10. 10 Wasting My Hate (3:57)
  11. 11 Mama Said (5:19)
  12. 12 Thorn Within (5:51)
  13. 13 Ronnie (5:17)
  14. 14 The Outlaw Torn (9:52)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Metallica Primary Artist
Kirk Hammett Guitar
James Hetfield Guitar, Vocals
Jason Newsted Bass
Lars Ulrich Drums
Technical Credits
Paul DeCarli Digital Editing
Brian Dobbs Engineer
Kirk Hammett Composer
James Hetfield Composer, Producer
George Marino Mastering
Bob Rock Producer
Randy Staub Engineer
Lars Ulrich Composer, Producer
Chris Vrenna Programming
Andres Serrano Cover Design
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    another great album by metallica this band and the guys in this band are heavy metal legends

    first off this metallica album load metallica went into a new diracation plus they tryed something new metallica is amazing no matter what this band is just simply amazing dont listen to those people who hated load and reload and st anger this album kickls your butt at least its better than lil jon and the east side boys and that idiot lil wayne

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    ONE OF THE GREATEST METALLICA ALBUMS EVER

    If u wanna hear some great MetallicA listen to this it ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    best album in the world

    this album is great. hero of the day is the most amazing song.every song in this album should have won grammy.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Move on, Master of Puppets fans!

    While I enjoy Metallica's older stuff, I think this is their greatest album. Musically, Metallica has grown-up. Their music here is much more melodic than their older stuff, but it still is full of the angst that made their music so powerful. Fans who like their grungier, thrashier sound have to realize the band has moved on and grown. ''Bleeding Me'' may be the best song they've recorded, at least in my opinion.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    More unfocused rambling.

    This album is decent, I guess. The production is better than the black album, and it appears they'd gotten the melodic thing down a bit better. What I can't decide is which overpowers this album more : laziness or a sheer lack of focus. The songs are overrun with much-recycled blues riffs (and boring ones, at that), typical pop rock song structure, and rambling ideas. This album, barring a couple tracks, doesn't have much life in it. It's ok, but not great.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    OK, not as bad as you people are making it out to be...

    even though this album isn't anything like old-school Metallica, it isn't THAT bad. It's actually pretty good, just DIFFERENT. anyone who rates this 1 star must have sand in their crack 'cause they're totally exaggerating it's awfulness.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Oh mercy!

    Okay. First off if you are a TRUE metallica fan you know better than to buy this. But if you are one of them nieve rockers, then do not even listen to the people who have given this ablum a 5, why?because, the people who have given a 5 are the nimrods who listen to their blink 182 or their later green day. They are not the ones with a metal heart they is the MTV rubbers that live in their obnocious indie world. Also the later metallica are the ones were your sister asks to borrow . There was only two catchy songs, and the rest were blues/jazz rock.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Load It Metallica!

    Metallica has lost his voice, guitars, good songs. This is sad. I guess they should try harder and do songs like "Dyers Ever". Load has 14 tracks but 13 riffs, i guess.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Metallica - still the best.... my favorite group ever

    Any other rock group today would kill to put out an album like this... and the idiots who bash Metallica for updating their sound obviously dont understand what Metallica is about. Life goes on people... its not the 80's anymore. And isnt it ironic how every other 80's metal band disappeared off the face of the earth, except for Metallica? The only thing i have against Metallica is maybe they are TOO good. And when u are too good, people are a million times harder on you to bring you down. METALLICA FOR LIFE BABY!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Metallica deserves the highest rating, no matter which CD

    Personally, metallica is the best band that has ever performed. I have heard every single song they have ever performed, and I own most of the CD's. I have never been dissapointed. Metallica has been on top for many years, and it doesn't look like they are slowing down.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Alternatallica?

    After the black album success, Metallica made the atempt to open up their sound. In my opinion, this sould be a good album for every other band except them. I know that every band should mature, but this is what they stand against when they started. The songs are moody but not like Fade to black or Lepper Messiah. We never know what kind of album would came out if Cliff were still in the band.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Let it go people

    Metallica came back after a break and opened up in their music styles. In stead of being stiff and looking over Kirk and Jason's shoulders, James and Lars let them play what they felt. They lyrics are heavier than previous albums and the beats go with the songs. As for being sell-outs, if that were true, than wouldn't this album be their number 1 seller. Let it go people, Metallica has changed a little.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    aweful

    I wouldn't even give this album a star, but I had to. Metallica, like most great 80's bands, fail to adjust their music to the 90's. This album sucks compared to their old stuff (anything pre-black album). This album strays too far from their metal roots for my taste. It lacks the guitar virtousity and originality of their older albums

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great Album

    Not liked by many, i thought this album took Metallica to another level proving they aren't a one stlye band. They were able to incorporate different sounds and stlyes but still keeping the core sound the same. Metallica by far is the best.......

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