4.5 Meh NeilFA | 26/10/2011 | See all NeilFA's reviews (7) Another disappointing album. Confused, no cohesion or unified album 'style' which characterised every album up to 'Black'. And the production is dreadful (at least the Load albums' arrangements sounded good). The drums sound like a monkey banging on dustbins. There are some tracks in there which resonate such as tracks 4,7 & 8 but for the most part it's just very 'meh'. With so much interesting metal out there like Mastodon, Rise to Remain, Trivium and 'Maiden still pumping out great albums, Metallica are just becoming a bit of a joke.