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Metallica - ...And Justice for All
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True death of life
Blackened
35%
 35%  [ 49 ]
...And Justice for All
10%
 10%  [ 14 ]
Eye of the Beholder
2%
 2%  [ 3 ]
One
6%
 6%  [ 9 ]
The Shortest Straw
3%
 3%  [ 5 ]
Harvester of Sorrow
11%
 11%  [ 16 ]
The Frayed Ends of Sanity
5%
 5%  [ 8 ]
To Live Is to Die
5%
 5%  [ 8 ]
Dyers Eve
18%
 18%  [ 25 ]
Total Votes : 137

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Frozen



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:58 am    Post subject: Metallica - ...And Justice for All Reply with quote

Let's celebrate Metallica's darkest masterpiece, and arguably their most influential album production-wise as it laid out the sonic template for extreme metal in the '90s. I often hear people complaining about the absence of Jason's bass guitar and reverb, but to me, that is what makes ...And Justice for All so special. Its bleakly industrial aesthetic fits the music and Hetfield's apocalyptic lyrical themes perfectly.

Hetfield has always been the crux of Metallica, and this was where his shadow reached the farthest. It's just one monolithic riff after another. I used to favour Ride the Lightning, which was the first heavy metal album I ever bought, but these days it's definitely ...And Justice for All.



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

One of the worst pieces of shit ever written or produced.
A failure on multiple levels.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm emotionally deeply addicted to this album, my favourite Metallica by far.

Voted for Blackened cause of the unsurpassed severity, but all the tracks are top notch to perfect state of the art.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not a fan of this album.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad someone else is picking up this "*insert album* best tracks" poll thing!

Vote for Blackened with no doubt. One of the most complete tracks ever composed by Metallica, from the melodic intro to the choleric riffs to even Lars aping his way out of the track with his primitive yet powerful drumming. Laughing Shame the bass got almost completely cut out of the final mix though, truly a loss for such an awesome piece of music.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love the 'dry' production!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wolfram wrote:
Love the 'dry' production!

Same + it's my fav Metallica album and TOP5 all time. No vote for a single song though. Dissecting this album doesn't sound right to me.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Honestly the band never really did anything for me apart from the first couple and Garage Days but I vote To Live Is To Die from this album, one listen to this tells you how tight they were as a band though.
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GrimorthPaleblood



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wolfram wrote:
Love the 'dry' production!


Same here, even though my love for the typical 80s reverb-drenched production (and reverb-gated snares especially) is far bigger!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"The Shortest Straw" always represented to me the climax of the album in a way, and as a personal favorite it gets my vote. "Harvester of Sorrow" is one of the bleakest tracks ever written, music and lyric wise, dark and brooding but still violent. "The Frayed Ends of Sanity" is a dynamite and "To Live Is to Die" is a somber masterpiece.

As for the strange sound of the album, it's indeed somewhat poor, too dry and it's obvious that something is missing. It sure makes it what it is, but I would always like to hear a well-balanced mix like it was meant to be done by the original sound engineer.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BOOK BURNING wrote:
I would always like to hear a well-balanced mix like it was meant to be done by the original sound engineer.


Steve Thompson who mixed the album with M. Barbiero, told that he had initially prepared a mix he was happy with (including bass and overall more balanced mix). But when the band (Lars more specific) heard it they turned the project upside down. https://youtu.be/lmFgeFh2nlw
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe this was the album that really popularised the 'click+bass' 'typewriter' bass drum tone heard on countless 90's albums, even if other albums prior to this had that tone, it definitly stood out on this album back in the day.
I like how the album sounds cold & monolithic.
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Frozen



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

GrimorthPaleblood wrote:
Glad someone else is picking up this "*insert album* best tracks" poll thing!


We used to have quite a few of them back in the day.

BOOK BURNING wrote:
"The Shortest Straw" always represented to me the climax of the album in a way, and as a personal favorite is gets my vote. "Harvester of Sorrow" is one of the bleakest tracks ever written, music and lyric wise, dark and brooding but still violent.


The Shortest Straw is a moster. For me, it's between that and Blackened.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whenever I hear ONE I just fall to my knees due to intensity.

Best bass ever.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Saltrubbed Eyes wrote:
I believe this was the album that really popularised the 'click+bass' 'typewriter' bass drum tone heard on countless 90's albums, even if other albums prior to this had that tone, it definitly stood out on this album back in the day.


Exactly. It became the default setting at Morrisound, which is kind of funny.
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