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This is how Metallica should have stayed - 93%

Vaibhavjain, June 26th, 2008

Another single from “… And Justice For All” and one must admit nothing much went wrong with this album irrespective of the fact whether you are a Metallica fan or not. This pretty much sums up the track itself but I’d like to elaborate a little.

Though the exact meaning of the lyrics is not known it is pretty sure its anti-government as is the theme of the album on which the track appeared. The fact that the lyrics are against the state of justice that prevails now days can be solidified after one sees the artwork which depict a hand emerging from a skull holding the scales of justice. The lyrics of this track are equally as strong and harsh as the other tracks on the album (And Justice For All, One) but the point to be stressed on is that not only lyrically but musically the sing stands up to them and in their league. It is said that “…And Justice For All” is Metallica’s most technical album to date and this track is as technical as heavy metal can get. The intro to the album where the drums and guitars set in simultaneously is one of the best moments on the album. Lars, in my opinion reached the height of his career on this album and that is obvious in this track. Harvester Of Sorrow is one of the shortest tracks on the album yet as powerful as the others.

This track can be summed up in the words, excellent. exhilarating . Sigh, just another day at the office for Metallica, and yes this EP contains to pretty well covered songs too but I haven’t commented on them because they appear on a later Metallica album.