Sound — 10
This album gives you maybe the notion of the end of a time where you can find this historic band getting ready to a turning season, Metallica maybe felt that was the right time to record some of their classic material to open space to a brand new era. This classic and yes (symphonic) metal, for an usual fan of the band we can see the band in a high time playing their old music and two new songs, this album really is a deep, emotional outrageous experience as long as the record climbs every song until it's final. The symphony really pictures the feeling about every metallica song. hear the record loud and you'll experience the brutal sound they made here.
Lyrics — 8
The lyrics are the same as usual in what concerns to the new songs "human" and "no leaf clover". James Hetfield sounds theatrical in every song taking off all the emotivity and adopting strictly the role in every single song. James vocals do have an incredible resistance and power you hear him singing 110 min and you don't notice one single flaw and he's not even tired.