Sound — 10
For this record, the music styles were mainly plain out Metallica Heavy metal sound. The thing I especially like about the album is that it it has two nice songs, that slowly develope into a cool, distorted, solo (Nothing Else Matters; The Unforgiven). Great quality.
Lyrics — 10
I like the lyrics. It's not explicit, like St. Anger, so I think that the younger rock/metal lovers can get used to this album. The lyrics go well with the music. I think it's really cool that James is a good singer and a good guitarist at the same time, not even being the lead. The lyrics are very good.
Overall Impression — 10
This cd is a good Metallica start off, for new people to explore. But as you move on you start to stop listening to it. I just listened to it a few days ago and enjoyed it. But if you don't like this cd and want to move on, I would suggest "Riding the Lightning".