It was dark and rainy when I finally decided to leave bed this morning. Yes, I have a day job but sometimes you just have to let yourself linger. Sleep is important!
So, as I threw on my clothes in a haste after lingering a little too long, I jumped in the car and decided I needed some Metallica.
Mandatory Metallica: ...And Justice for All.
Yes, there are some days when the glam mistress feels more thrash than whammy.
Today is one of those days.
...And Justice for All is a great album. "One" is my all-time favorite Metallica song, and you can hear the direction the band was taking with several songs like "The Frayed Ends of Sanity" and the album's title track.
Many people complain the production on ...And Justice for All is complete crap, but I disagree. It's that raw quality that earned Metallica a legion of true fans before the glossy "Black" album. After Bob Rock and Metallica, fans screamed "sell-out!"
It seems the boys in Metallica can't win for losing.
I wonder if I like ...And Justice for All so much because it produces a complete story, albeit a dark one. In many ways, Metallica created a dense work of art: complicated, with literate themes approachable enough that even a angst-filled teen could (would!) relate.
If you don't own ...And Justice for All, click the link and buy the disc - now. Make atonement for your sins. Go ahead, I'll wait. This is a must own album for every Metal fan.
Dare you disagree?