SassyTabasco

SassyTabasco

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Metallica - Load
Metallica
Load
30
Oct 20

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SassyTabasco -
70
Aw man, you know I had to take a break from the discogs to check out the new Sungazer! After their first couple of snack-sized releases, I wasn't sure where exactly the band was going to take this debut LP. This is the first time we're getting something so fleshed out from the duo (and company). When they stick around for forty minutes, a couple of their stylistic diversions might lose you. This did happen to me, unfortunately. Around the midpoint, it becomes clear how big of an influence that ... read more

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SassyTabasco -
60
Yeah screw it, why try this one while we're at it. I did Watch the Throne and Kids See Ghosts when I did Kanye, seems like it'd be foolish of me to disregard such a monumental collaboration. Two of the most important voices in all of rock music? Well. Depending on how long your list of "important voices" is. And Lou Reed would probably be listed waaaay closer to the top than Metallica, but I digress. What a strange collaboration! Even though this is obviously a pet project, a labor of ... read more
SassyTabasco -
50
When I was like 12 or 13, I remember seeing an episode of "That Metal Show" (terrible show, for the record) where they were interviewing some dude from some metal band, I can't remember who. Doesn't matter. One of the hosts asked him something to the effect of, "what'd you think of the new Metallica?", in reference to Death Magnetic. He just sort of smirked and replied in a respectful tone, "Nice attempt." I think that rings true with my own feelings. You just kind ... read more
SassyTabasco -
40
St Anger is just like the Star-Wars prequel trilogy. Overall, it's bad. Of course. But the titanic level of hate that is aimed at it, is SOLELY because of the popularity of the work, and the expectations that the fans have created. The fans were angered by the clumsy introduction of elements they didn't enjoy, while failing to realize that those were not introduced just now; those same elements were ALREADY IN THE OTHER THINGS, but just quieter. They just didn't notice; they were not as ... read more
SassyTabasco -
40
GIMME FYOO GIMME FAA, GIMMIDAWIDGAIDESAIIIIIII! OOUGH.

Honestly, this is a marked improvement over Load. Heh, overload. For one thing, it feels like the band is taking itself a bit less seriously, with a series of more playful tracks mixed into their macho melodrama. Kind of tells me that the band, while being totally incapable at this stage of writing good music, can at least have some fun. However, the project as a whole is pointless and boring. It's not such a great improvement over Load ... read more
SassyTabasco -
30
Metallica makes good on Black's promise of sonic regression, offering track after track of awkward snoozers with none of the catchy hooks or sticky melodies we've grown accustomed to. But for the record, I really think Metallica stans were born on another planet or something. Because while this is quite bad, it's only marginally worse than Black. I really don't understand how someone could turn up their nose at "Until it Sleeps" and go back to listening to "The Unforgiven". ... read more

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Mar 2, 2021
found you from your avalanches review. loved that review
Dec 22, 2020
Hey, what's your favorite Kanye West song? It's for a list btw

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Just another midwestern hipster with terrible taste. Join me, won't you?

Current discog dive: Metallica (Big 4 of metal pt. 4)

Ratings are all 1-10.

10=Classics/all-time favorites.
9=Fantastic; exceptionally good.
8=I loved it.
7=Great, if flawed.
6=I like it.
5=I could take it or leave it.
4=I don't like it.
3=I dislike it.
2=I hate it.
1=Offensively bad.
0=Undeserving of criticism. Total non-starter.

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60-69
 
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