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Album Review

After the muddled production and ultracomplicated song structures of ...And Justice for All, Metallica decided that they had taken the progressive elements of their music as far as they could and that a simplification and streamlining of their sound was in order. While the assessment made sense from a musical standpoint, it also presented an opportunity to commercialize their music, and Metallica accomplishes both goals. The best songs are more melodic and immediate, the crushing, stripped-down grooves of "Enter Sandman," "Sad but True," and "Wherever I May Roam" sticking to traditional structures and using the same main riffs throughout; the crisp, professional production by Bob Rock adds to their accessibility. "The Unforgiven" and "Nothing Else Matters" avoid the slash-and-burn guitar riffs that had always punctuated the band's ballads; the latter is a full-fledged love song complete with string section, which works much better than might be imagined. The song- and riff-writing slips here and there, a rare occurrence for Metallica, which some longtime fans interpreted as filler next to a batch of singles calculated for commercial success. The objections were often more to the idea that Metallica was doing anything explicitly commercial, but millions more disagreed. In fact, the band's popularity exploded so much that most of their back catalog found mainstream acceptance in its own right, while other progressively inclined speed metal bands copied the move toward simplification. In retrospect, Metallica is a good, but not quite great, album, one whose best moments deservedly captured the heavy metal crown, but whose approach also foreshadowed a creative decline.

Customer Reviews

Black MetallicaとかBlack Albumとかいうのは、これ。

とにかく、聴くべし。#1を。 もし自分が親になったら、あいうえおの次は子供にこのアルバムを教える。 買って損はしません。今でも、いつまでも。


90年代のメタルがどんなものか聴いてみたい、という非メタラーがいたら、まず初めに薦めたいアルバムです。 重さ、疾走感、リフ、解かり易さ、バラードがギッシリ詰め込まれています。1st-4thのファンの中には、あまりに日和見路線 で失望した人もいるようですが、私は大好き。結構じゃないですか、キャッチーなスラッシュメタル。 音作りが硬く締まった音で、これまた堪りません。よくぞやった、Bob Rock, You fxxxking rule!!! 全世界でとてつもないセールスを挙げたアルバムであり、それにはちゃんと理由があるんです。単なる流行ではないのです。




Formed: 1981 in Los Angeles, CA

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Metallica were easily the best, most influential heavy metal band of the '80s and '90s. Responsible for bringing the genre back to Earth, the bandmates looked and talked like they were from the street, shunning the usual rock star games of metal musicians during the mid-'80s pop-metal renaissance. Metallica also expanded the limits of thrash, using speed and volume not for their own sake, but to enhance their intricately structured compositions. The release of 1983's Kill 'Em All marked the beginning...
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