Originally Posted by mediocrefunkybeat
It hasn't aged terribly well, but I'm still the Metallica fan I was when I was that age.
I can relate. Between 1988 and 1995 I must have seen the band live maybe 15-20 times. I was such a fan.
I recall when Load was about to come out. A local record store in Hollywood announced they would put it on sale at mid-night. I drove by the place, but the line was insane, so I decided to come back in the morning. I didn't have a CD player in my car, so I purchased both the CD and cassette(?) because I wasn't going to have time to dub a cassette copy for the car.
I put it on, anticipating something great, and it was just so disappointing. I couldn't believe I had just paid good money for two copies of this! Ugh...
Yeah, Justice is great, but after all these years, if I decided to put on some Metallica, I almost always reach for "Ride the Lightening" before anything else.