Metallica – …And Justice for All Reviews

...And Justice for All

essential recording
This record has so much good material that it’s a shame the production is so shoddy. Songwise, this is probably Metallica’s most sophisticated album, exploring the theme of justice and perversions thereof with a vengeance. “One” is one of their best songs ever, building from a slow, edgy beginning into effortless overdrive. The title track is excellent and never boring, despite clocking in at more than nine minutes. It’s the epic of the album, but all of the son (more…)

13 responses to “Metallica – …And Justice for All Reviews”

  1. Xena says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Metallica, before they sold out!
    One of the best heavy metal albums ever! Classic head-banging rock tunes that will get you on your feet and energized into a whole new level.

  2. Damalis says:

    After a long period of time and a classic dismissal “includes” EP, Metallica back with a vengeance and justice for all. The anger and grief in the death of bassist Cliff Burton was unleashed on the public purchase. The album is full of bubbling vocals and complex chord and tempo changes, with melody in the center. Lars Ulrich (drums) and Kirk Hammet (lead guitar) have never played better. Unfortunately for new boy bassist Jason Newsted, the house producer Fleming Rasmussen buries his contributions into the mix so that it sometimes sounds like he does not exist. However, this complaint aside, if you want to hear some truly angry heavy metal limits way before “Rage Against The Machine”, their collective voice of the protest, check the true rage and beauty of this publication. Black – from how the two previous Metallica albums on a deceptively soft note, this anti-war track suddenly roars to life with a snarl to the heart, courtesy of James Hetfield. Jason Newsted bass sounds like a Buzz saw as Hetfield's spits out horror filled images: “Fire! First whipped cream dance of the dead. ” The abrupt change of velocity in the middle of the track just goes to what an impressive drummer Lars Ulrich can be. Kirk Hammet's lead solo incredibly shows an improvement since the “Master of Puppets” album. An intelligent update of the “Ride the Lightning 'leadoff track,” Fight Fire with Fire “. and justice for all – a soft build-up into a shout of protest. This time the goal is the purchase of the judiciary and the corruption of the system. The choir is a total damnation of the unfairness of it all. Lars pounds every part of his kit in a display of virtuosity that only some metal drummers can. This path can be about 9 minutes long, but I guarantee you will be trans-fixed for the amount of time. “Hammer of justice crushes you overcome …” Indeed. eye of the beholder – a shrill track decrying the erosion of freedom and rights.Again, the chorus grabs you by the throat and not let go. “Freedom … With the exception! “The beat on the track is very militaristic. ONE – The first Metallica song with an accompanying video. This has to be my favorite Metallica song of all time. The story of the soldiers who are increasingly on a mine and now is an armless, legless, blind and vegetables. You can almost hear the desperation, the pain and anger that in a life support machine Hetfield's vocal performance. The route goes from heavy industry to the ballad through and through with Thrash DEFT Flick of the wrist. Kirk's searing lead break and Ulrich's machine gun drumming compliment the song perfectly. SHORTEST STRAW – Powerhouse, fast monster about paranoia, exclusion of the victims of witchhunts on the black list, and psychological pressure. The one thing that is a certainty on Metallica albums, the catchy choruses and justice. ” . “. has a lot of these. HARVESTER of mourning – a play about the evil lumberjacking child abuse and how a victim can repeat what happened to them on the next generation. The rhythm section sounds like an Imperial Walker 'crushing all under foot. I especially like the answer is “singing” about the choir. frayed EDGE OF SANITY – Beginning with a musical in-joke (the band plays “The Guards' March 'from” The Wizard of Oz “), then pulls up for a fairy tale of paranoia in the drift the mental illness. This is pure head banging material with a literate edge. IS THE LIFE – a fitting inscription on grave highest bassist Cliff Burton (the lyrics are his), the band makes everything they have into this sad, melodic cruncher of an instrumental that ranks up there with “Pulling Teeth” ;, “Orion” and “The Call Of Ktutlu”. He is sadly missed always. DYER Silvester – A thrash masterpiece to end the album. This is a cry of anger at parents who dictate and censor without the love and encouragement. Hetfield's voice spews venom and the track of the instrumentation is stabbing, relentless. One last yelled, “Go!” And the album is finished, leave emotionally spent. What a musical ride.

  3. Babette says:

    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Great Album, poor production
    And Justice For All is a good album, musically speaking but sonically it’s dead in the water. Dynamics, other than some rests in between riffs, are no where to be found.

  4. Anonymous says:

    This is without a doubt (in my opinion) not only the best Metallica album in existence, but it is the best metal album ever. Black- How early first Metallica tracks, it slowly builds into absolute chaos as James screams anti-war text. Lars stays busy, and actually seems this song. This is my favorite Metallica song of all time. and justice for all-This is by far one of the most complicated and complex metal songs ever. Clocking in more than nine minutes, this song takes you on the ride of your life, and when it finally passes, you are shocked by what you just heard. You can not the changes in tempo sound on one side in this song. This is definitely a song that Kirk shines on. eye of the beholder-Another awesome song with some great lyrics. “You can do it your own way, as long as done, as I say.” ONE-The first Metallica song with a video for them. Even one of their best songs of all time. Does semi-ballad like to all of Thrash Metal Headbanging. In the last few minutes you can not help but headbang. SHORTEST STRAW-Great overall song with some awesome riffs and drum kicks. The chorus fits perfectly into the sound atmosphere that the song generated. HARVESTER grief-slower, more violent song about how people who are abused as children sometimes bring that abuse to the next generation Theres. One of my favorite songs on the album. frayed ends Headbanging SANITY-Great song, you will headbang, just because the rhythm of the song asks you. Large whole song with a lot of riffs and stunning vocals. IS THE LIFE-This song is an ode to Metallica's late bassist Cliff Burton. Although an instrument, its incredibly heavy and works into a heavy ballad style song. Dyeing EVE This song and black are the fastest songs on the album. Lars shows what he made of this song, and one can not help but props to him for the opportunity to play drums as fast as he on this song. The song is about parents to dictate to their children, and offer no support. If you do not already have this album, BUY IT !!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Rimon says:

    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Great Singles in this album!
    So this CD might not be the best but it’s definetly awesome! The song One, The Shortest Straw, Blackened and a few others are some amazing master pieces or music!

  6. Istvan says:

    1.0 out of 5 stars
    Not What I Expected From Metallica
    Hey hey whats good people?? I have been into Metallica longer than anyone I know, I got into them back in June 2003 when StAnger was dropped into an unsuspecting dull scene and…

  7. Anonymous says:

    1.0 out of 5 stars
    Lousy Packaging
    This review is for the album packaging, not the music. Cheap coarse paper sleeves had the records all marred and scratched before I even took them out of the sleeves. Garbage.

  8. Ragni says:

    3.0 out of 5 stars
    This is the album when Metallica first started to sell out; the song One was on MTV video r otation. but still not much radio play.

  9. Xiu juan says:

    THE BAND: James Hetfield (lead vocals, guitar), Kirk Hammett (guitar), Lars Ulrich (drums & percussion) and new member Jason Newsted (bass) formerly of flotsam (as a replacement for Cliff Burton , RIP).
      DISC: (1988) 9 tracks clocking in around 65 minutes. Included with the CD is a 10-page booklet containing song titles / credits, lyrics, band photos, a “hammer” drawing, the band members, and thank you's. This is Metallica's 4th Studio album. All songs written by Hetfield, Hammett, Ulrich and / or Newsted. Recorded at One On One Studios, Los Angeles, CA. This would be Flemming Rasmussen's last album with the band (Bob Rock would follow). The Japanese (import) version contains a bonus track – a Diamond Head cover, “The Prince”. Label – Elektra.
      commented: “… and justice for all “was the last classic Metallica album of his 80-years. It was also their last attempt at thrash metal (even the 90's rolled around and producer Bob Rock in the picture, the band has more “mainstream” metal approach). Most songs are long with complex riffs … Boundary gradual. Let me begin by saying that for years this disc sat on my shelf. I thought it was over-produced, I did not, like Ulrich's snare drum (sounds cheap and tin) or his double bass (sounded shallow and metallic – partly due to a coin taped to the drum when the skin pedal hit); Newsted's Bass was not available (the standard explanation for this combination Newsted's absence from the mixing sessions where he would have his opinion, and the remaining issue of his “newness” within the band after the death of Burton), there were three Songs that I just was not into ( “Eye of the Beholder,” “The Shortest Straw” and lightning fast “Dyers Eve”) and the articles I read about the 3 original band members hazing and not accepting newcomer Newsted was infuriating … call if fun, it tricks, call it cruel – Newsted simply do not deserve this kind of treatment. Newsted (or anyone else for the job) had two options – to deal with the manure or leave. From the outside looking in Burton's loss was tragic, but the way Hetfield / Ulrich / Hammett handled the situation afterwards seemed inappropriate. As far as “… and justice for all “is, however, it is to a decade to grow on me and finally realize there are some brilliant songs here. In my opinion, “One” is one of the best songs by Metallica in their entire catalog. “One” is a wonderful slow beginning, tells a great story of a wounded soldier and ends in fine metal thrash form (not to mention one of the most memorable MTV videos) … All in all, with great guitar work (intro, rhythm and solos). “Blackened” is an underrated gem of the opener. “To Live Is To Die” is the other masterpiece (almost 10 minutes long) – riffs and spoken words written by Cliff Burton (his last written testament) – this song has great riffs and 7 minutes, before a disturbance in the singing. .. reminds us of something, the right of “Master Of Puppets”. The title track also resembles something from “Puppets”. “… And justice for all “chart success – Meeting # 6 on the Billboard” Top 200 Albums “of 1988, and the song” One “hits # 35 on Billboard's Hot 100th There are good and bad here … This album is still considered a classic and essential. If not just for the song “One”, “Blackened” and “To Live Is To Die” (4 stars).

  10. Ulric says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Metallica’s Rage
    I bought this opus while stationed in the UK and when the brother put this platter to the needle I was glued and I played it over and over.

  11. Oda says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    The last great Metallica album
    Like the title says, this is the last great album they recorded, albeit the recording was Bass Guitar shy!

  12. Vaman says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    This is another masterpiece by Metallica , more awesome metal , another album you must own , this is bassist Jason Newsted’s first album with Metallica after taking Cliff Burton’s…

  13. Zhen says:

    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Where’s the bass?
    I remember when this came out back in 1988, and being all excited about the new material with Newstead on bass. I LIKED “Garage Days”. But wait, where’s the bass?.

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