Metallica ‎– Reload

Elektra ‎– 62126-2
CD, Album

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1 Fuel 4:29
2 The Memory Remains
Vocals [Vocal Contributions] – Marianne Faithfull
3 Devil's Dance 5:18
4 The Unforgiven II 6:36
5 Better Than You 5:21
6 Slither 5:13
7 Carpe Diem Baby 6:12
8 Bad Seed 4:05
9 Where The Wild Things Are 6:52
10 Prince Charming 6:04
11 Low Man's Lyric
Hurdy Gurdy – David MilesViolin – Bernardo Bigalli
12 Attitude 5:16
13 Fixxxer 8:15

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Marianne Faithfull is thanked for her vocal contributions on 'The Memory Remains'.

Recorded & mixed at The Plant Studios, Sausalito, California, at various points in time between May '95 & February '96 and between July & October '97
Mixed at The Plant Studios, Sausalito, California, September-October '97.
Additional editing at Plantation Studios, Maui, Hawaii.
Mastered at Sterling Sound.

All songs © 1997 Creeping Death Music (ASCAP)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 75596 21262 5
  • ASIN: B000002HRE
  • Matrix / Runout (Variation 1): 1-1-7 26126
  • Mastering SID Code (Variation 1): IFPI L043
  • Mould SID Code (Variation 1): ifpi 1676
  • Matrix / Runout (Variation 2): *4D* 2-62126
  • Mastering SID Code (Variation 2): IFPI L431
  • Mould SID Code (Variation 2): IFPI 7481

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UICR-1058 Metallica Reload(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) Vertigo (3) UICR-1058 Unknown Sell This Version
536 409-2 Metallica Reload(CD, Album) Vertigo 536 409-2 Colombia 1997 Sell This Version
536 409-1 Metallica Reload(2xLP, Album, Gat) Vertigo 536 409-1 UK & Europe 1997 Sell This Version
CD 62126 Metallica Reload(CD, Album) Elektra CD 62126 Canada 1997 Sell This Version
UICY-91075 Metallica Reload(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, SHM) Vertigo UICY-91075 Japan 2008 Sell This Version


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February 17, 2018
I've enjoyed this album and Load since their release. Underrated album for sure.


February 8, 2018

If 1995's 'Load' didn't put you off Metallica, 'Reload' certainly won't win over any new converts, but that's not going to stop me from trying to defend this hugely underrated hard rock album.

It's understandable why these songs are often regarded as leftovers from its predecessor, since they're pretty much identical in sound, structure, tone and lyrical themes. But that doesn't necessarily make them bad. Which is why it's a shame so many people view with this album with utter contempt, as there's some seriously hard-rocking tunes here that might not hark back to the days of 1980's thrash metal, but certainly show a band who have grown and matured over the years.

With hard-hitting tracks such as 'Fuel', 'The Memory Remains', 'Devil's Dance', 'The Unforgiven II' and a number of vastly underrated gems in Metallica's discography such as 'Bad Seed', 'Better Than You' and 'Attitude', it's hard to imagine why people would so casually discard this album simply because it sounds different to the Metallica of ten years prior. However, I'll be the first to admit that 'Low Man's Lyric' is awful.

The band are probably at their most comfortable on this album when it comes to playing. Guitarist Kirk Hammett has become more than capable with his wah pedal while frontman James Hetfield has his growl nailed to perfection. Jason Newsted's bass isn't mired by his limited input, and drummer Lars Ulrich is... well... he's Lars Ulrich... 'nuff said.

If anything, the only real detriment is the duration. Clocking in at over 75 minutes, sometimes it can be quite tiring to listen to in one sitting. But otherwise, 'Reload' may be far from perfect, but it definitely gets a lot more slack that it deserves. Stop comparing it to past Metallica releases and enjoy it for the solid hard rock album that it is.


February 17, 2016
Are the Re-presses of this good? My black album reissue sounds good


June 24, 2015
edited over 2 years ago
This album isn't that great. the only songs on it that i like are "Fuel" and "The memory remains" BUT!... Lets see why the album was so criticized when it came out, it's mostly 2 things, Those 2 things are Hetfield screwed up his voice TWICE so he doesn't sound like he did on RTL or MOP. Reason 2 is... *cringes* ooOo i don't want to talk about this... The band changed their style so they would be "Hip" and "Cool" so that means Hetfield looks like a total dork, Hammett wore black nail polish, cut his hair, started smoking cigars and wore a Long sleeve shirt along with Newsted *I think it might be a sweater, I don't know* and Lars is just lars. i give this album 2 1/2 stars out of 5.


May 30, 2015

I feel that this album is far better as far as flow. Yes, it's still got filler. But as a content and continuity, it's better at staying focused.


May 2, 2013
Load/ReLoad the albums you either like or dislike, i like them, a band can do whatever they want. All personal opinion though.