Sound — 10
Overall my favorite Metallica CD. Metallica's usual heavy metal rocking with great riffs and awesome solos. The cover is cool too. These songs always stick in my head, and they will stick in yours too.
Lyrics — 8
If you can make out what he's saying, you're very talented. The lyrics are very good, and although a little on the dark side (Black Album, who knew) they are very good. James Hetfield is indeed one of the best heavy metal singers out there.
Overall Impression — 8
Like I said, this is my favorite Metallica album. I happen to love all the tracks on this album, and I think every Metallica fan will/does too. It's worth buying definitly, and I think you should go pick it up if you don't own it already.