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Media Type: CD
Artist: METALLICA
Title: AND JUSTICE FOR ALL
Street Release Date: 09/06/1988
Domestic
Genre: HEAVY METAL

This record has so much good material that it's a shame the production is so shoddy. Songwise, this is probably Metallica's most sophisticated album, exploring the theme of justice and perversions thereof with a vengeance. "One" is one of their best songs ever, building from a slow, edgy beginning into effortless overdrive. The title track is excellent and never boring, despite clocking in at more than nine minutes. It's the epic of the album, but all of the songs are long, displaying impressive chops and songwriting. Metallica took a commercial turn after ...And Justice for All, and it's interesting to speculate on what would have happened to their music had they continued in the direction suggested by this album. --Genevieve Williams

Having already established themselves as the streetwise saviors of heavy metal's oft-tainted legacy in the '80s, Metallica rebounded from the accidental death of original bassist Cliff Burton to produce their most thematically challenging, musically accomplished album to date. Despite James Hetfield's dank, extended portraits of a world collapsing from corruption and decadence--themes that virtually guaranteed it little radio or television exposure--the album was nonetheless a muscular commercial success. Even "One," its complex, seven-and-a-half-minute adaptation of Dalton Trumbo's "Johnny Got His Gun," managed to scale the singles charts. Other highlights include "Blackened," "Eye of the Beholder," and the sweeping "To Live Is to Die," tracks that underscore a sense of musical ambition that's often downright prog-centric, yet never merely self-indulgent. --Jerry McCulley

Customer Reviews:

  • Metallica's best!!!
    I love ...And Justice for All and it is one of my favorite all time albums from my favorite heavy metal band Metallica. The best song is Eye of the Beholder because James angry voice and Blackened, One, and the awesome title track are also really awesome tracks too!!! KEEP ON ROCKING IN THE FREEWORLD METALLICA!!!! Highly recommended. Every CD collection should have this album!!...more info
  • Ferocious!!
    James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich have explained that they did not like the production on "...And Justice for All." I agree that the rhythm guitar and drum tracks dominate the entire record, but I still hold this album as one of my favorites in the entire Metallica catalog.

    The album, simply put, is ferocious from start to finish. I appreciate Metallica's ability to incorporate melody into heavy metal and they accomplish this wonderfully on the album. The complexity of the song structures and the numerous tempo changes compliment their musical ability and illustrate their actual musicianship. Rather than being just a bunch of guys who can play loud and fast, Metallica prove they can actually play their instruments with this offering.

    My only complaint with the albums is the fact that it underscores Jason Newsted's amazing bass playing. While he simply plays the same cords as Hetfield's rhythm, his bass is still there, lumbering on and providing the "umph" to each track. I attribute this to him testing out the waters in a new band and was delighted to see him stray from this technique on the "Black" album. Nonetheless, he was an important member of the band for 14 years and what he brought to the band should not be overlooked.

    While most of the songs are more than five minutes, they do not end up being repetitious like songs on "St. Anger." Each offers a complex, constantly-changing structure that keeps the attention of the listener. Each song has the ability to stand on its own, but "Harvester of Sorrow," "Blackened," "The Shortest Straw," and "Eye of the Beholder" are especially great tracks. The song "One" is in a category of its own, having been Metallica's first commercial hit, but is certainly not the only great song on the album.

    While plagued by poor production, "...And Justice for All" is still an excellent album in Metallica's arsenal and offers a phenomenal listening experience to any fan.
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  • Where's the bass?
    I remember when this came out back in 1988, and being all excited about the new material with Newstead on bass. I LIKED "Garage Days". But wait, where's the bass?. Is there some problem with my amp? Nope, just a complete and total lack of bass guitar. A pity, since the songs themselves are only slightly inferior to the band's previous efforts. Hmmm. Oh well, I'm sure the next album will be a masterpiece of metal. *cue ominous music*...more info
  • Not What I Expected From Metallica
    Hey hey whats good people?? I have been into Metallica longer than anyone I know, I got into them back in June 2003 when StAnger was dropped into an unsuspecting dull scene and set the world of music afire!! They soon had an MTV special dedicated to them as video pioneers where legendary metal bands like Sum 41, Limp Bizkit and Linkin Park played awesome versions of Metalica classiks that were better tan the originals!! Well after enjoying StAnger so much I decided to look back into their classic hits and came across this album. Wow, wha a mistake, they thought it was a good idea to let Kirk do these high pitched wails on his guitar, StAnger had none of this, James' lyrics are weird and I don't understand what they mean, Lars sounds like he's playing on cardboard boxes and not garbage cans, and worst of all is Rob's bass, its mixed wayyyyy too loud and overpowers the guitars and keyboards!! For good metal, just stick with StAnger, Limp Bizkit, KoRn, Linkin Park, Disturbed, Nickleback, Staind, Puddle Of Mudd, Atreyu, Mudvayne, Kidd Rokk, Drowning Pool and the All American Rejects!! Go Bengals, we are all Bengals fans and will see them at the Superbowl!!...more info
  • The Last Great Metallica Album
    No band has held such a highly regarded position in the canon of rock history and then completely fallen from grace like Metallica. Metallica is arguably the most hated rock band of all time and it's all there fault. They raised the bar incredibly high with four undisputed metal masterpieces in a row to start their career, but then decided to quit blowing our minds with complex operatic metal and turn accessible. Not to mention Napster, but I don't want to pile on.

    ...And Justice for All is one of the most contentious of all Metallica albums among fans. Some fans feel that ...And Justice for All is a logical progression of the bands early sound, starting with the full on thrash of Kill Em All, the complex and darker music on Ride the Lightning, the even more complex and darker music on Master of Puppets, and finally the mind blowing complexity of ...And Justice for All. Others feel that it's the start of the bands long decline to the most hated band in the world. Still others feel that it's a self consciously difficult album that the band put out to prove that they can still make mind blowing music like Master of Puppets after the backbone of their band Cliff Burton passed away. I tend to think it's the first of these three explanations.

    ...And Justice for All is above all a difficult record. It's long, complicated, pessimistic, and it sounds like the band is playing in a cave. ...And Justice for All is a monolith of a record. The title track is the perfect example of just how complex the arrangements on this album are. The song spans close to 10 minutes with unique and complex riffs, solos, and various other guitar pyrotechnics. The song is famously difficult to play live, and the band kept it out of its live repertoire for 18 years. The song begins with a clean guitar lick. It lulls the listener in to a sense of calm before it hits with the fireworks. The song careens from there with at least four separate guitar solos. It's exhausting to say the least.

    Most of the songs feature complex riffs and solos, usually several per song. The two best songs on the album are probably the two simplest songs (I use the term subjectively, a simple Metallica song incredibly complex for almost any other band), One and Harvester of Sorrow. These songs are still highly arranged and complicated, but they have a straight ahead melody that really sticks in your head.

    Despite it's reputation as an incredibly heavy album, ...And Justice for All sounds like it was recorded in a cave. Everything sounds dry on it. The guitars are heavy for sure, but they sound lifeless. The drums don't have any power behind them, they click more than thud. And there is little to no bass guitar at all on the album. This was the first album Jason Newsted played on and the band was notoriously hard on him. Maybe mixing him out completely was a way to show that they didn't really want him. When you listen to this next to Master of Puppets, it's painfully evident just how wimpy this album sounds.

    But putting the complaints about the production aside, ...And Justice for All is a classic metal album and the last truly great Metallica album. Most interviews with the band say that this album was the tipping point for them. They felt that the songs were too demanding and complex for listeners and too hard to play live. After this they stripped everything away and made radio friendly rock. But it's hard not admire what they created on this album. It's not that it's an incredibly enjoyable listen, but I marvel at the technical virtuosity and the bombastic monolithic sound. It's like reading a Thomas Pynchon novel, it's almost too complex for its own good, but I still marvel at its creation, wondering how they pulled something like this off. I still think it's a bit of an over reach though. The band was trying for something symphonic and they end up getting close, but not quite making a transcendent record. Still, the tap solo on One always makes me smile.
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  • Old
    This is the album when Metallica first started to sell out; the song One was on MTV video r otation. but still not much radio play. Hard to think it's been 20 years and counting since this album was released. The Black album was a true sell out, one of the top selling album of all time. Load was an even bjgger sell out, if you could even call it heavy metal. As a generic heavy metal album it works, but don't expect much showmanship, for lack of a gimmick. A christian mrtal band? Sure they are. ...more info
  • Not Much To Say...Simply Masterful

    Dang, too bad I can't give this a million stars!

    I don't have as much that I can say about this album compared to other people. What I can say, though, is that this is the greatest album Metallica has ever recorded. But don't get me wrong, I loved Puppets as much as anyone else. Justice was just better, and I'll even say by quite a bit. When I listen to the album, I try to forget about the bad recording quality that it present on it, and I just listen to the MUSIC. When I do this, the true musicians that Hetfield and Ulrich were really jumps out at me. Two best songs on the album are, and I had to really think about this, The Frayed Ends of Sanity, and ...And Justice For All. I'm not a die-hard, Kill-'Em-All-and-that's-all-I-like Metallica fan, but people, I know my music, I know my Metallica, AND IT DOESN'T GET ANY BETTER THAN THIS FOLKS!!!!!!!!!!!...more info
  • The last great Metallica album
    Like the title says, this is the last great album they recorded, albeit the recording was Bass Guitar shy! The songs, however, leave a mark on the metal industry that is rarely touched. The lyrics and the music are simply phenomenal. So many reviews have been done before, so if you want more music like this, see Iron Maiden, Iced Earth, Nevermore, Opeth, and the list goes on. I just wish the radio stations would play more bands like these, and not just at midnight on a Friday night, after the majority have spent all week at work, and have such busy lives with our families....more info
  • Lousy Packaging
    This review is for the album packaging, not the music. Cheap coarse paper sleeves had the records all marred and scratched before I even took them out of the sleeves. Garbage....more info
  • Re-Master This Already!
    "Master of Puppets" and this album show Metallica at their true creative peak. Some songs on "Justice" are as elaborate and complicated as anything by King Crimson or Yes, and hit like a sledgehammer to boot.

    Unfortunately, "Justice" is the worst-sounding, worst produced record in Metallica's catalog. The strange thing is, their sharpest sounding record, in my opinion, was right before this: "The $9.98 CD - Garage Days Re-Revisited." And that was self-produced by the band.

    Why in the world has this album not been re-mastered? Put the band politics aside and fix this already. Not only does the original recording completely bury Jason Newsted's bass lines, but it smothers what is essentially Lars Ulrich's finest hour on drums. This could easily be an album like Rush's "Moving Pictures" where you can just listen to the drums with your jaw on the floor.

    I still give "Justice" five stars because the songs are amazing, but with some re-mastering, it would be a musical monument. ...more info
  • awesome!
    i bought Metallica-and justice for all,good deal,fast service,everything in excellent condition as promised,i certainly ordered again!...more info
  • the last good album
    this album is their best.i would rate this first then puppets.its raw its just good.buy it,they havent made a good one since but this one is awesome....more info
  • Tops
    I had to review this album. As a fan of many different kinds of music this remains one of my all-time favorites. I completely disagree with some reviewers saying it's poorly produced. To me it sounds terrific. With this album, I believe Metallica took a huge step forward musically and lyrically. There is soooo much to this release. At times the guitars are loud and crunching, at other speedy and thrashing. All the while the vocals and drumming compliment everything that is happening. A masterpiece and classic album in music history. One of the greatest bands of all time at their very best. Best track just has to be the closer "Dyer's Eve"....more info
  • ...And Rock For All
    ...And Justice For All by Metallica is what Metal is supposed to sound like. Excellent!!!
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  • An honest review.
    Ok, I saw that there were about 780 or so reviews on this CD. So, I seriously doubt that I am going to add anything that hasn't already been said before.



    But to let people know, and to give an honest review on this CD, here it goes:



    "... And Justice for All" is certainly not the best MetallicA CD, but it surely is not the worst either.



    The best MetallicA CDs are "Kill 'Em All" and "Ride the Lightning". That is quality Thrash Metal for what it is worth. Get those 2 CDs, and you pretty much have MetallicA's greatest hits. (Also, if you really think about it: Both of those CDs are somewhat MegadetH CDs. Dave Mustaine wrote 3/4ths of the songs on "Kill 'Em All" and 1/4th of the songs on "Ride the Lightning", but he never got credit for it. *See the inside liner notes in the CD cover of "Killing is my Business... and Business is Good" re-mastered CD from MegadetH about the whole story on that*).



    My gosh, NOTHING is worse than the "Load" CD and the "Reload" CD. (More like "Crapload" is what is should have been called).



    Just face it people, MetallicA went straight downhill after Cliff Burton died. His death was the death of MetallicA as a quality Thrash Metal band. From almost being just as heavy as early sLaYeR to becoming nothing more than a watered down third rate version of System of a Down.



    The band never got over Cliff's death. It is obivious. The song writting quality went straight downhill and the overall Metal in the band started to disappear altogether. How MetallicA still even has the name Metal in their name now these days I honestly do not know? They are anything but Metal now.



    That's the overall of the band during the time of this CD. For the specifics of the CD:



    Has anyone ever noticed that you don't hear not one ounce of Bass on this entire CD? It is nothing but Rhythm Guitar and Drums, and you just barely hear the Lead Guitar sometimes on the CD.



    It is almost like the band doesn't even have a bassist on this CD, b/c you can't hear him at all on any song on the whole CD.



    Most of the songs on this CD are kick-butt. "Blackened", "...And Justice for All title song", "Eye of the Beholder", "The Shortest Straw", "The Frayed Ends of Sanity", and "Dyer's Eve". Those songs there make this CD what it is.



    "One" has been overplayed to death so much that I could care less if I ever hear that song again. To me, "One" is a crap song, the beginning to middle part of it anyways. The end of it, the heavy part, is not bad at all, but the rest of the song is to be thrown away.



    "Harvester of Sorrow" starts out pretty cool, but the song ends up going nowhere, and it is easy to just get disinterested in the song altogether. Nothing much in the song to really hold your interest.



    "To Live is to Die" (instrumental) is not bad at all for most of the song and is very pretty in some parts. The beginning, about 4 or 5 minutes into the song, and at the end of the song are very pretty. The rest of the song just goes nowhere, and becomes bland and is almost like a broken record, playing the same part over and over and over and over again, and never going anywhere.



    Sadly, "Dyer's Eve" will be the last awesome song this band would ever make. After that song was over, this band died, and the band as a whole were never anywhere as heavy or this much quality in the music as the first 4 CDs ever again to this day still.





    MetallicA

    1982 - 1989

    R.I.P.





    *On a side note: Most of the songs on this CD sound like the guys are trying to do all out MegadetH, but fall short of it. I still say that "Rust in Peace" CD from MegadetH is a million times better than "...And Justice for All" from the band formely known as MetallicA. "...And Justice for All" is not a horribly bad CD at all, but "Rust in Peace" is so much better.*











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  • Metallica expand their horizons, with awesome results!
    ...And Justice For All (1988.), Metallica's fourth studio album

    During the early to mid 1980's, Metallica were to establish themselves as one of the kings of the underground scene with their pioneering thrash metal sound. This culminated in the release of the 1986 classic `Master Of Puppets' regarded by many as one of the all-time great and influential metal albums. However, tragedy was to hit the band during their tour for `Master Of Puppets' when bass genius Cliff Burton was tragically killed in a bus accident in Sweden. This expectedly left a massive hole to be filled in the band, however the trio of James Hetfield (vocals/guitar), Lars Ulrich (drums) and Kirk Hammett (Lead Guitar) were able to find a speedy replacement in the form of Flotsam and Jetsam bassist Jason Newsted. Metallica then faced the difficult task of releasing the follow-up to their `Master Of Puppets' classic.

    1988's `...And Justice For All' marks a further milestone in Metallica's definitive early career. This is an album depicting a band pushing themselves further to the limits. `...AJFA' is brilliantly complex with long, in-depth song structures (the album is 65 minutes long across 9 songs!). Here, Metallica are exploring new waters by incorporating a greater level of melody to their music and by also adding further atmosphere and climax to their music. Despite the lengthiness of a lot of the music, the album never slips into boredom during the layers of varied riffs the album displays. There is plenty of strong lyrical themes in this album which are masterfully put together - themes of war, anger, frustration and apocalypse tie the songs together. The spirit and influence of bassist Cliff Burton certainly lives on in this album; it has the high level of vision which he gifted to the band. You can further sense the bandmembers anger at his loss throughout the album. Metallica went further with this album by making their first song video, for the masterpiece `One', indeed the album was giving the band and the thrash metal genre the wider notice it deserved. However if there is one significant negative that this album has, it is the generally poor production. As many other reviewers have commented, the mix for this album is very skewed. The layers of rhythm guitar overshadow a lot of the mix, with the main sufferer being the bass work. Newsted's bass playing is there (if you listen carefully enough) but it is buried way below all of Hetfields lines of rhythm guitar. It doesn't help also that Newsted doubles a lot of the guitar lines and so his presence on the album is sadly diminished in the mix. Another complaint I have with the production is the drums (some may disagree here). This again is a real shame as I feel that Lars' finest drum work is exhibited on this album - he masterfully keeps great drum patterns and beats to some extremely complex sections on the album. The drums are high in the mix but lack the booming presence drums on a metal album should have (especially the sound from the snare). Hopefully this album will get a remaster (It more than deserves it!) and we can hear the album in the glory it warrants.

    `Blackened' opens proceedings in Metallica's `progressive' forth album. Another acoustic intro gives way to an exceptionally complex structured song. Hetfields vocals about planetary doom and troubles are superbly backed by brisk and impressive riffs. Lars drums this one phemoninally; he handles several changes in meter and speed without any trouble. The commanding middle verses of this song are especially impressive. The title track, `...AJFA' is next, clocking in at a monstrous near 10 minutes. A song about injustice and corruption, there are plenty of punishing riffs as well as some great solos from Hammett. Eventhough I find the song slightly too long, it still makes one hell of a statement. `Eye Of The Beholder' has a much more militaristic beat. An excellent song with plenty a memorable chorus, Hetfield spews lyrical anger about a `big brother' society becoming more and more prominent. The masterful `One' is next, a song that deserves unbounded praise. This is the harrowing tale of a soldier who loses limbs, speech, sight and more. A beautiful, slow semi-acoustic first half paves the way for a rapid fire, aggressive finish.

    `Shortest Straw' opens in a foreboding manner. This is another album highlight, with more great riffs, lyrics about victimisation and some impressive Hammett solos and lead lines. `Harvester Of Sorrow' is next, a pounding, slower track with a timeless main riff. The chorus is particularly strong with echoing response vocals. `The Frayed Ends Of Sanity' is for me the album's overlooked gem. A joke on a Wizard of Oz song opens the track (which you could argue as being gimmicky, although it works really well) before the main song starts flowing. This tale of insanity and mental loss is drummed impressively and features some blistering solos. The album's instrumental `To Live Is To Die' follows. Tributed to Cliff, this track features a small section of lyrics which he himself wrote. Although this track drags on a little towards the end and for me is not on a par with `Orion' or `Call Of The Ktulu', it is still an excellent, highly complex song. `Dyers Eve' closes the album with a theme about poor parenting and censoring children. Very much in the vein of `Damage Inc.' musically, this song is a blistering thrash metal closer with speed, aggression and a dosage of added hatred.

    `...AJFA' is an extremely strong musical statement from Metallica which makes up part 3 of a great album trilogy starting with `Ride The Lightning'. This is a vigourous and passionate album which is unfortunately plagued by poor production. Metallica sadly would not continue to evolve in the direction which this great album suggested and would instead go down the commercial route, winning new fans but losing many at the same time. Still that aside, this album is a classic and is a great tribute to Metallica's fallen bandmate, Cliff Burton. A must for any metal collection, sit back and enjoy this great album for its 1 hour+ run time!!

    MY RATING: 9/10...more info
  • Way overdo for a REMASTER.
    No bass. With todays CD remastering technology, this this album would sound insane. We're waiting....more info
  • Metallica expand their horizons, with awesome results!
    ...And Justice For All (1988.), Metallica's fourth studio album

    During the early to mid 1980's, Metallica were to establish themselves as one of the kings of the underground scene with their pioneering thrash metal sound. This culminated in the release of the 1986 classic `Master Of Puppets' regarded by many as one of the all-time great and influential metal albums. However, tragedy was to hit the band during their tour for `Master Of Puppets' when bass genius Cliff Burton was tragically killed in a bus accident in Sweden. This expectedly left a massive hole to be filled in the band, however the trio of James Hetfield (vocals/guitar), Lars Ulrich (drums) and Kirk Hammett (Lead Guitar) were able to find a speedy replacement in the form of Flotsam and Jetsam bassist Jason Newsted. Metallica then faced the difficult task of releasing the follow-up to their `Master Of Puppets' classic.

    1988's `...And Justice For All' marks a further milestone in Metallica's definitive early career. This is an album depicting a band pushing themselves further to the limits. `...AJFA' is brilliantly complex with long, in-depth song structures (the album is 65 minutes long across 9 songs!). Here, Metallica are exploring new waters by incorporating a greater level of melody to their music and by also adding further atmosphere and climax to their music. Despite the lengthiness of a lot of the music, the album never slips into boredom during the layers of varied riffs the album displays. There is plenty of strong lyrical themes in this album which are masterfully put together - themes of war, anger, frustration and apocalypse tie the songs together. The spirit and influence of bassist Cliff Burton certainly lives on in this album; it has the high level of vision which he gifted to the band. You can further sense the bandmembers anger at his loss throughout the album. Metallica went further with this album by making their first song video, for the masterpiece `One', indeed the album was giving the band and the thrash metal genre the wider notice it deserved. However if there is one significant negative that this album has, it is the generally poor production. As many other reviewers have commented, the mix for this album is very skewed. The layers of rhythm guitar overshadow a lot of the mix, with the main sufferer being the bass work. Newsted's bass playing is there (if you listen carefully enough) but it is buried way below all of Hetfields lines of rhythm guitar. It doesn't help also that Newsted doubles a lot of the guitar lines and so his presence on the album is sadly diminished in the mix. Another complaint I have with the production is the drums (some may disagree here). This again is a real shame as I feel that Lars' finest drum work is exhibited on this album - he masterfully keeps great drum patterns and beats to some extremely complex sections on the album. The drums are high in the mix but lack the booming presence drums on a metal album should have (especially the sound from the snare). Hopefully this album will get a remaster (It more than deserves it!) and we can hear the album in the glory it warrants.

    `Blackened' opens proceedings in Metallica's `progressive' forth album. Another acoustic intro gives way to an exceptionally complex structured song. Hetfields vocals about planetary doom and troubles are superbly backed by brisk and impressive riffs. Lars drums this one phemoninally; he handles several changes in meter and speed without any trouble. The commanding middle verses of this song are especially impressive. The title track, `...AJFA' is next, clocking in at a monstrous near 10 minutes. A song about injustice and corruption, there are plenty of punishing riffs as well as some great solos from Hammett. Eventhough I find the song slightly too long, it still makes one hell of a statement. `Eye Of The Beholder' has a much more militaristic beat. An excellent song with plenty a memorable chorus, Hetfield spews lyrical anger about a `big brother' society becoming more and more prominent. The masterful `One' is next, a song that deserves unbounded praise. This is the harrowing tale of a soldier who loses limbs, speech, sight and more. A beautiful, slow semi-acoustic first half paves the way for a rapid fire, aggressive finish.

    `Shortest Straw' opens in a foreboding manner. This is another album highlight, with more great riffs, lyrics about victimisation and some impressive Hammett solos and lead lines. `Harvester Of Sorrow' is next, a pounding, slower track with a timeless main riff. The chorus is particularly strong with echoing response vocals. `The Frayer Ends Of Sanity' is for me the album's overlooked gem. A joke on a Wizard of Oz song opens the track (which you could argue as being gimmicky, although it works really well) before the main song starts flowing. This tale of insanity and mental loss is drummed impressively and features some blistering solos. The album's instrumental `To Live Is To Die' follows. Tributed to Cliff, this track features a small section of lyrics which he himself wrote. Although this track drags on a little towards the end and for me is not on a par with `Orion' or `Call Of The Ktulu', it is still an excellent, highly complex song. `Dyers Eve' closes the album with a theme about poor parenting and censoring children. Very much in the vein of `Damage Inc.' musically, this song is a blistering thrash metal closer with speed, aggression and a dosage of added hatred.

    `...AJFA' is an extremely strong musical statement from Metallica which makes up part 3 of a great album trilogy starting with `Ride The Lightning'. This is a vigourous and passionate album which is unfortunately plagued by poor production. Metallica sadly would not continue to evolve in the direction which this great album suggested and would instead go down the commercial route, winning new fans but losing many at the same time. Still that aside, this album is a classic and is a great tribute to Metallica's fallen bandmate, Cliff Burton. A must for any metal collection, sit back and enjoy this great album for its 1 hour+ run time!!

    MY RATING: 9/10...more info
  • Awesome Reissue
    To make clear, I am review the 2 LP reissue of Metallica's "...And Justice For All."

    This is the 4th in Metallica's current vinyl reissue project. Justice is one of my favorite Tallica albums of their great catalog. Song are heavy and meaty. Most of them about 8 minutes and longer. I won't take up a bunch of time reviewing the songs, because it's been done to death.

    These reissues have been great from the start and this continues the trend. All original artwork has been restored. The vinyl itself is very high quality and great care has been taken with the half speed mastering.

    If you want to here Metallica like never before, pick this and the other reissues up. You won't be disappointed!...more info
  • Great Albom!!
    This albom is really gr8 and sounds alot like Linkin Park which is my favorite band. I really think kirk is awesome with his guitar and i like how lars plays double bass on his drums just like their brother band Korn does on their alboms. I think they really missed Dave Mutaine in this period of their career because they borrowed the dots "..." in the albom title which Megadeath used on their alboms like "killing is my business... and business is good! for example". Buy this albom 'cause tallica rulz! ...more info
  • Metallica's most technical album.
    I doubt that anyone here has not heard of Metallica. And, there are probably many among you who feel this was Metallica's last great studio effort. Whatever the case, it must also be remembered that this was the first album they did without the legendary bassist Cliff Burton and the lack of his music theory knowledge is clearly displayed on this album. Don't get me wrong. "...And Justice For All" is a spectacular album, but it will always be in the shadow of "Master of Puppets."

    Even so, there are some really good songs on Justice and not a one I don't like.

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    1. Blackened - "See your mother die!" Yes, this is a great song. Many consider this to be the best album opener that Metallica has ever done. I am not here to argue, but there are strengths and weaknesses to this one. The strengths include a tremendous intro, great technical play, a strong mid section, and indelible lyrics. The weakness, which may be true of all the songs on Justice, is a thin guitar sound. Perhaps this has to do with the perceived underproduced bass play. Whatever is the case, this song would be infinitely greater with a deeper sound and I would consider it among the best songs in Metallica history, were that the case.

    2. ...And Justice For All - Wow! Did you get to sample the job they did with this one live on the Sick of the Studio tour? With a proper bass play this song is as powerful and dynamic as "Master of Puppets." Tremendous lyrics, great theme musically. If there is a complaint it is that the song might be too long, at nearly 10 minutes.

    3. Eye of the Beholder - the consensus weak point of the album. Nevertheless, it is a good song in it's own right. The only problem is that much of what Metallica meant to say with this one could be gleaned from the previous song. The music is powerful and tremendous, however.

    4. One - from which Metallica's first video came. It is the story of the tragedy of a man who loses his senses on the battlefield. This is a melodic yet powerful balad type song and is probably Metallica's second most famous song, behind "Enter Sandman." If you've never heard this song, then buy this album just for that experience alone. Trust me, you won't regret buying this album, and you'll just love this song.

    5. The Shortest Straw - The song of bad luck. The power of the drums really kicks the song up a notch. Without them this would be the album's weak point.

    6. Harvester of Sorrow - A really great song.

    7. The Frayed Ends of Sanity - This song has the most unsual sound and progression on the album. One of the most underrated songs in Metallica's early history.

    8. To Live is To Die - mainly an instrumental, this is the only song on Justice that has some of the dynamic musical quality provided by the late Cliff Burton. It is the longest song on the album. It is melodic and progressive, and also heavy and crunching. If you like "Orion" from Master of Puppets, you'll probably love this one. Take the opportunity to hear the last concept of the genious that was Cliff Burton.

    9. Dyers Eve - The most aggressive song on the album, this is one of the best thrashy songs that Metallica ever put out. It is as aggressive as "Battery", or "Whiplash", or "Fight Fire with Fire."

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    If you've never heard Metallica's music before, don't start with this album. Instead, pick up Ride the Lightning, Master of Puppets, or Metallica first. But, if you have been a Metallica fan for some time and have yet to pick up this one, don't wait any longer. It is a tremendous album; Metallica's most progressive outing thus far....more info
  • Re-Master This Already!
    "Master of Puppets" and this album show Metallica at their true creative peak. Some songs on "Justice" are as elaborate and complicated as anything by King Crimson or Yes, and hit like a sledgehammer to boot.

    Unfortunately, "Justice" is the worst-sounding, worst produced record in Metallica's catalog. The strange thing is, their sharpest sounding record, in my opinion, was right before this: "The $9.98 CD - Garage Days Re-Revisited." And that was self-produced by the band.

    Why in the world has this album not been re-mastered? Put the band politics aside and fix this already. Not only does the original recording completely bury Jason Newsted's bass lines, but it smothers what is essentially Lars Ulrich's finest hour on drums. This could easily be an album like Rush's "Moving Pictures" where you can just listen to the drums with your jaw on the floor.

    I still give "Justice" five stars because the songs are amazing, but with some re-mastering, it would be a musical monument.

    The import includes "The Prince" which was a B-side to the "Harvester of Sorrow" single in 1988....more info