All I have to say about Metallica is that their work has definitely fallen off since The Black Album. Load & Reload have a couple of good songs, but I refuse to posess a copy of St. Anger.
BTW, the other day I was browsing the iTunes Music Store. The only thing Metallica-related I could find was a Euro-techno tribute album. I listened to a couple of samples and heard the worst rendition of "Whiplash" ever recorded .
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