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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Blue Metallica
Much like the deeply underrated Load - Reload is or rather was, a new incarnation of Metallica, a dark, bluesy and polished beast. Gone are the Lovecraftian lyrics and long hair but the experimental Metallica still remains. Carpe Diem Baby and Slither have some serious (slow and grinding) metal riffs and Where The Wild Things Are is infused with great melody and...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good in parts
This album met with a huge amount of derision on it's release back in good old 1997 - seems like so long ago now. Looking back now, a lot of the criticism the record came in for was over the top. Most of it was based on the fact that Metallica had 'sold out'. This is surely nonsense as this record sold far less than those preceeding it. It would have been far safer for...
Published on 11 July 2005 by Nicko


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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Blue Metallica, 3 Mar 2013
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This review is from: Reload (Audio CD)
Much like the deeply underrated Load - Reload is or rather was, a new incarnation of Metallica, a dark, bluesy and polished beast. Gone are the Lovecraftian lyrics and long hair but the experimental Metallica still remains. Carpe Diem Baby and Slither have some serious (slow and grinding) metal riffs and Where The Wild Things Are is infused with great melody and atmosphere. Like Load, the production is amazing, all gloriously deep bass pedals and full, thick and layered guitars. Whilst it may not be a classic as such, Reload is still an impressive rock album. After The Black Album there came more musical colour and different lyrical themes. Still heavy. Still unique. Still Metallica.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The world's greatest band reinvent themselves, 31 May 2003
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Greg (Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Reload (Audio CD)
If you want to buy this because you want more of the early 90's Metallica sound you will be disappointed.
If you approach this album realising this great band must reinvent themselves to stay alive there is much on offer. Fantastic playing, well thought out song structures and new sounds. If they had continued to pump out the same sort of songs that feature on the fantastic Master of Puppets album, Metallica would have become parodies of themselves and would no longer exist by now.
A very good album, the way forward. (But let's not forget the past)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars metallica,you rock!, 28 Nov 1999
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This review is from: Reload (Audio CD)
why has no-one reviewed this yet.metallica are the best rock band around.they have yet again produced an excellent album.not one of the songs are disappointing.i really advise you to go buy this album NOW!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Top notch!, 17 Jan 2000
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This review is from: Reload (Audio CD)
Re-load is a fantastic album, unfortunately a lot of narrow minded idiots are outraged at Metallica releasing an album that isn't identical to what they were playing ten years ago. The Unforgiven II could have been an embarrassment, but is in fact a worthy sequel. From the power of Fuel to the gentle melodies of Low Man's Lyric, this album has it all! 'Tis proper!
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good in parts, 11 July 2005
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This album met with a huge amount of derision on it's release back in good old 1997 - seems like so long ago now. Looking back now, a lot of the criticism the record came in for was over the top. Most of it was based on the fact that Metallica had 'sold out'. This is surely nonsense as this record sold far less than those preceeding it. It would have been far safer for Metallica to have made another 'Black Album' - but the guys wanted to explore different musical influences. There are a lot of blues and 70s rock influences on this as compared to the speed metal of say 'Master of Puppets'. Some of it works, some of it doesn't - but I would definitely say it is an interesting record. The standout track for me is 'Unforgiven 2' - one of their most underated numbers
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Re-Load rocks!!!!!!, 18 Jun 2004
This review is from: Reload (Audio CD)
I've been a Metallica fan for over 4 years, and I think Re-Load, along with Master of Puppets is the best Metallica album released. I think you find the only Metallica 'fans' who don't appreciate it are the 80's-only fans.
I say don't mock it until you try it!!!!!
Best track by far has to be Fuel then folowed by Bad Seed which is easily one of the best Riffs Metallica have produced in recent years....just a shame about some of the lyrics!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars not the metallica we are used to but still brilliant, 29 Jan 2002
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This review is from: Reload (Audio CD)
Granted, this album isn't the same as the earlier, heavier and faster stuff like ride the lightning and master of puppets etc, but it is still a great album. it has a more dark sound to it and it is also an album which you really have to listen to cos there is just so much going on. Its not quite the metallica that we all know and love but its still a fantastic album
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5.0 out of 5 stars It may be change, but its good change., 10 July 2000
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I must admit that I am a huge fan of Metallica, and this is the C.D. that got me started on them. Sure, a lot of people are complaining about the change that Metallica have went through but this album still rocks ! The heavy riffage is there, Hetfields amazing vocals are as strong as ever, Kirk's solo's (and rythm guitar) shine through, so whats the problem ? Songs like "Unforgiven II" and "Carpe Diem Baby" really make you realise what a great band Metallica is, and always will be. Metallica are experimenting and still coming up with mind-blowing songs. This is their one of their best albums and I would recommend that EVERYONE owns a copy.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 8 July 2014
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Everything was well done
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5.0 out of 5 stars Reload, 29 July 2013
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Present for nephew who is a drummer in a local band. He is into this sort of music, and loves it.
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