12 Songs, 1 Hour 2 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

After four studio albums of steady progress and experimentation, Metallica opted to streamline their attack to something more readily accessible to the masses. Producer Bob Rock was brought aboard to sharpen their sound. "Enter Sandman’s” head-on, no-nonsense approach and fail-safe chorus ("Exit light, enter night") guaranteed the group the radio and MTV play that often eluded them in the past. Yet, it's the slower moments—the haunting ballad "Nothing Else Matters", the contemplative "The Unforgiven"—that really showcase Metallica's power to win over a massive mainstream audience.

EDITORS’ NOTES

After four studio albums of steady progress and experimentation, Metallica opted to streamline their attack to something more readily accessible to the masses. Producer Bob Rock was brought aboard to sharpen their sound. "Enter Sandman’s” head-on, no-nonsense approach and fail-safe chorus ("Exit light, enter night") guaranteed the group the radio and MTV play that often eluded them in the past. Yet, it's the slower moments—the haunting ballad "Nothing Else Matters", the contemplative "The Unforgiven"—that really showcase Metallica's power to win over a massive mainstream audience.

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