Vintage Sundays:…And Justice For All

Posted: August 25, 2013 in Blog, Vintage Sundays
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...And Justice for All (album)

…And Justice for All (album) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This week we pay himage to the 25th anniversary of Metallica’s “…and Justicefor All”.

The first post-Burton Metallica album has become one of the most recognisable pieces of album art in metal history, with a huge musical range and memorable tracks.

This album was the first to feature Jason Newsted on bass and gained the band their first Grammy for the iconic “One”.

The dark lyric style of the album centres on injustice and war, with the album art portraying the way justice is being thrown off kilter by money.

The success of the album was massive, going 8x platinum in the US and charting at number 4 in the UK album charts.

This success, however, is not mirrored in the band’s live shows, as songs from the album now rarely appear due to their length, although “One” and “Blackened” have both seen runs in the set list.

This album is one of my favourite Metallica discs and a definite addition to any audiophile’s collection.

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