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KISS ARMY
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re: 25 years ago, today: Metallica shoots "Load."
I wasn't a fan of Load and Reload, but I think Death Magnetic is a very good album. Hardwired is a 7 on the 1-10 scale. Both are underrated in my opinion.


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PillageUrVillage
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re: 25 years ago, today: Metallica shoots "Load."


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Saintsisit
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re: 25 years ago, today: Metallica shoots "Load."
All these years later and Load has much more replay value than The Black Album.


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re: 25 years ago, today: Metallica shoots "Load."
Album was annoying, but way better than st anger so..


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themetalreb
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re: 25 years ago, today: Metallica shoots "Load."
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Load has much more replay value than The Black Album.


LOL...I guess that’s why The Black Album sold/sells so poorly***


Chimlim
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re: 25 years ago, today: Metallica shoots "Load."
I always thought Load was just average. A few good songs. I might give it another chance though, been a while since I’ve listened to it.


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Tigerhalen
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re: 25 years ago, today: Metallica shoots "Load."
It’s not “real” Metallica.


dallastiger55
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re: 25 years ago, today: Metallica shoots "Load."
I liked Hardwired. Good album


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RoyalAir
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re: 25 years ago, today: Metallica shoots "Load."
Load is a fine album, for what it is. I loved it growing up, as it was bluesy and unique. But now that I've gone backwards into Metallica's thrash catalog, I see why purists hate it.

Still, if you can listen to 2x4 without bobbing your head, you're a better man than me.


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Ace Midnight
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re: 25 years ago, today: Metallica shoots "Load."
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Haircuts.


One of their first public appearances with the new haircuts was at the Alice in Chains "Unplugged" show, taped in April 1996.



(FWIW - I like Load and Reload more than most Metallica purists.)
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Hoodie
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re: 25 years ago, today: Metallica shoots "Load."
It’s funny that what’s lost in all the talk of their haircuts is that bassist Jason Newsted chopped-off his long mane well before the band began recording Load. He says it was fried by stage lighting and was like caring for a pet on the road.


Marciano1
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re: 25 years ago, today: Metallica shoots "Load."
I enjoy Load much more today than I did when I first heard it. Easier to appreciate it now.

St. Anger, however, is still garbage.


Saintsisit
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re: 25 years ago, today: Metallica shoots "Load."
That's what I say. There's at least 9 really good tracks on it. The Outlaw Torn and Wasting My Hate are top 5 tracks of anything released after Justice.


RoyalAir
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re: 25 years ago, today: Metallica shoots "Load."
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Outlaw Torn and Wasting My Hate 


Ronnie is an underrated masterpiece. Though, just a few years before Columbine, I understand why it's rarely ever played.


ReedRothchild
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re: 25 years ago, today: Metallica shoots "Load."
Ronnie is awesome.

Hell I love Load altogether. I was born in 85, so it was the first album released after I started getting into them. I do understand why the purists don’t like it, but it was one of my favorites growing up.


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Deplorable Duke
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re: 25 years ago, today: Metallica shoots "Load."
Metallica is done, and Lars is a bitch.


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Corso
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re: 25 years ago, today: Metallica shoots "Load."
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It’s funny that what’s lost in all the talk of their haircuts is that bassist Jason Newsted chopped-off his long mane well before the band began recording Load. He says it was fried by stage lighting and was like caring for a pet on the road.


And James' hair had been messed up by the pyro incident in 92. He had the mullet in 94-95 then finally just chopped it off. I love thrash Metallica but for people like me who got into Metallica in 96-98 all the moaning and bitching about selling out and muh first 4 albums sounds retarded


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massilsu
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re: 25 years ago, today: Metallica shoots "Load."
i thought it Death Mag was decent as well ,probably better than Hardwired but still not the Metallica of the early period . Would love to see them get back to thrash .Again, put a guy like Dave Lombardo on the kit and all of a sudden Metallica becomes heavier instantly


massilsu
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re: 25 years ago, today: Metallica shoots "Load."
ironically i tried to listen to Lulu this weekend . I thought its been yrs since i heard it so maybe i can take something positive out of it today ...NOPE . Got through 4 songs and had to shut it off . There are a few good riffs on it but thats about it


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Hoodie
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re: 25 years ago, today: Metallica shoots "Load."
In my view, Death Magnetic and Hardwired don't work so well because the guys are much older and not hungry like they were on the first few records. That's not a knock, it's just the truth.

I wish Metallica had stayed on the trajectory of the Load sessions and continued to experiment with different stuff. Hearing them churn out paint by numbers thrash just to please the die hards has little appeal to me.

James and Lars said in interviews during the Load era that when a band grows stagnant and stops taking chances, that band is dead. Well...

I saw Death Magnetic as the true "selling-out" point for Metallica. It was the first time I felt like the band was doing what the fans wanted instead of evolving creatively. They made the album they had to make instead of the album they wanted to make. Again, just my opinion...
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