01. Fuel 02. The Memory Remains [feat. Marianne Faithfull] 03. Devil's Dance 04. The Unforgiven II 05. Better Than You 06. Slither 07. Carpe Diem Baby 08. Bad Seed 09. Where The Wild Things Are 10. Prince Charming 11. Low Man's Lyric [feat. Bernardo Bigalli & David Miles] 12. Attitude 13. Fixxxer
ReLoad is Metallica's second experimental album and it's meant to be the ideal follow up to Load. But I consider them as twins, as an only double cd, since these two albums have the same sound, similiar covers, identical artwork and even similiar disposition of the tracks. So I suggest you to read my review of Load before going any further.
For me, this is definitely a weaker, patchier album than "Load". Although it does have some great songs like "Fuel", "The Unforgiven II" which is just beautiful, and the evil sounding mega crunch of "Devil's Dance". The latter of which while not being fast, is an immensely heavy song. Id say half of the album is great, and the other half is just okay, or below average.
Seems like 7 is a popular score for this album, which is also what I gave it.
Written by afu on 02.10.2011 at 14:22 I think this album is a parody of Load.
I think Load is a parody of music.
I grew up on hard rock like AC/DC, ZZ Top, and Aerosmith, Hendrix, Zeppelin and Sabbath. My parents listened to Country music, Classic Rock, and Golden Oldies. I didn't get into Metal until about the time Justice, Rust In Peace, and Queensryche's Empire came out. In my humble opinion, Load is a very good record. It just isn't very metal. For me, it usually comes down to the songwriting. I certainly can understand the reaction of looking at the album as a stinking pile of shit, as I once held that opinion. When I re-framed it as a sort of alternative take on classic rock, I began to have a better appreciation for it. There are a number of songs with a lot of spirit and creativity.
When Reload came out, I felt Metallica reacted to the backlash by amping the metal a bit and it sounds really forced for some of the songs. James' vocal performances are lacking in some parts. Devil's Dance could have been good, but the lyrics are dumb and it lumbers into nowhere. Slither, Prince Charming, Better Than You, Bad Seed are some of the worst songs from any band I like, but not quite into St. Anger territory.
For me the best Metallica album...not for stupid metal heads. As always...something musical good without noise is bad:) - their best albums are 'load' and 'reload' but stupid metal heads prefer the same guitar boring things all the time...
Written by dark_mar on 01.11.2011 at 23:18 For me the best Metallica album...not for stupid metal heads. As always...something musical good without noise is bad:) - their best albums are 'load' and 'reload' but stupid metal heads prefer the same guitar boring things all the time...
Written by dark_mar on 01.11.2011 at 23:14 For me the best Megadeth album...not for stupid metal heads. As always...something musical good without noise is bad:) The same is with 'load' and 'reload' from Metallica - their best albums but stupid metal heads prefer the same guitar boring things all the time…
This is even worse than Load, however there are still some cool highlights on here, like The Unforgiven II, Low Man's Lyric, Devil's Dance, and Where The Wild Things Are (even if the vocal harmonies make the band sound like a poor man's Alice in Chains). Fuel is alright I guess, that riff is insanely catchy and impossible to get out of your head though. But some of the songs on here are just awful, The Memory Remains for example is a stupid song and that Marianne Faithfull cameo was dreadful. There's also Bad Seed, Attitude, and Fixxer which are pretty boring and lame. The rest of the songs I can't really comment on. It's just not a good album apart from a few stand-outs.