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Metallica: Re-Load (Elektra) ***½

Marc Weingarten, Los Angeles Times, 16 November 1997

THE TITLE of Metallica's new album does the band a disservice. This is less a sequel to last year's Load than a virtual repudiation of it. Gone, hopefully for good, are Load's Simonized production gloss, pretty harmonizing and pithy song structures.

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