Sound — 10
This has got to be the most incredible idea a band has ever had. Mixing one of the heaviest and greatest metal bands to walk the planet and the San Fransisco symphony orchestra together is an ingenius idea. Got to give props to the late Michael Kamen, he did an excellent job. The way the heavy riffs and the dulcet tones of the symphony combine is incredible. The way that a real heavy song like for whom the bell tolls can be transformed by the orchestra is immense. Amazing.
Lyrics — 8
Can't go wrong with the lyrics, same old same. Some better than others, but overall tip top. especially good quality than that on devils dance. The lyrics on there are quite strong and they tell a good story. Lyrics go well with the music even though James aint got the best voice!
Overall Impression — 10
The best Metallica album by far. I'm a little biased as im a HUGE Metallica fan but this album is awesome, even if you don't like Metallica you should just listen, you will change your mind, trust me!!!