Metallica have been an incredible band, combining thrash, with heavy metal to create ome of the most well known songs the metal population has ever known. In my opinion, Metallica's down fall began when they cut thier hair. After beginning with such a raw, heavy approch to thier music, I believe that the band has crumbled away, attempting to fit in with the nu metal scene. James hetfield would once have been seen thrashing his head around the stage wearing a leather jacket (with sleeve tassles) and tight ripped jeans as the band exploded into such tracks as "Master of Puppets" or "For Whom The Bell Tolls". But now you will see him on stage wearing a beanie and a hoodie, medodically nodding his head along to the tune of any peice of shi*te on this album. The songs on this CD sound more like a continous wall of sound than music! Where are the solos! THIS IS THE WORST METALLICA ALBUM EVER. DO NOT TORMENT YOUR COLLECTION BUY BUYING IT. IT IS A CRIME AGAINST METAL. I would have rated this a -276 stars, but the lowest I could give was 1 star.