For the band who helped change the traditional face of contemporary heavy metal, Metallica were never found wanting in innovation. Nevertheless, 1991’s album of the same name appeared as a significant burst of ideas, surprising even their most ardent of fans. Songs were stripped down to comparatively palatable lengths and subtle orchestration was introduced, with vocalist James Hetfield dropping his infamous growl for a warm, accomplished vocal. ‘Enter Sandman’ and the lilting ‘Nothing Else Matters’ revealed both sides of their clever songwriting temperament, contributing to this unabashed masterstroke of sincerity and overwhelming musical confidence. They have now proved themselves the leaders of the genre.
Tracks: Enter Sandman; Sad But True; Holier Than Thou; The Unforgiven; Wherever I May Roam; Don’t Tread On Me; Through The Never; Nothing Else Matters; Of Wolf And Man; The God That Failed; My Friend Of Misery; The Struggle Within....