Reload

Reload

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Metallica recorded so much material for Load -- their first album in five years -- that they had to leave many songs unfinished, otherwise they would have missed their deadline. During the supporting tour for Load, they continued to work on the unfinished material, as well as write new songs, and they soon had enough material for a new album,See more details below

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Metallica recorded so much material for Load -- their first album in five years -- that they had to leave many songs unfinished, otherwise they would have missed their deadline. During the supporting tour for Load, they continued to work on the unfinished material, as well as write new songs, and they soon had enough material for a new album, Reload. The title suggests that Reload simply is a retread of its predecessor, and in many ways that's correct -- there's still too much bone-headed, heavy Southern rock for it to be anything other than the sequel to Load -- but there's enough left curves to make it a better record. Marianne Faithfull's backing vocals on "The Memory Remains" complement the weird, uneasy melody, and "Where the Wild Things Are" has an eerie menace that Metallica never achieved on Load. There are also a couple of ballads and country-rockers that don't work quite so well (it's never a good idea to have an explicit sequel, as on "The Unforgiven II"), and that, along with a few plodding Metallica-by-numbers, is what keeps Reload from being a full success. Still, the towering closer, "Fixxxer," along with handful of cuts that successfully push the outer edges of Metallica's sound, make the record worthwhile.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/18/1997
Label:
Elektra / Wea
UPC:
0075596212625
catalogNumber:
62126

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Metallica   Primary Artist
Marianne Faithfull   Vocals
Kirk Hammett   Guitar
James Hetfield   Guitar,Vocals
Jim McGillveray   Percussion
Jason Newsted   Bass
Lars Ulrich   Drums
David Miles   Hurdy-Gurdy
Bernardo Bigalli   Violin

Technical Credits

Paul DeCarli   Digital Editing
Brian Dobbs   Engineer
James Hetfield   Producer
George Marino   Mastering
Bob Rock   Producer
Randy Staub   Engineer
Lars Ulrich   Producer
Darren Grahn   Digital Editing
Mike Gillies   Digital Editing
Andres Serrano   Artwork

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