(Rated this album with 10 out of 10) Reviewed by
This is a fully matured but still speed metal version of metallica. Coming off the release of their best album Master of Puppets, metallica had alot to prove. Could they progress once again and release another thrash classic. The answer was yes. I often have a tough time deciding which album is better, master or justice. Master may be just a bit more essential but Justice is definately a close second and a must own for any metal fan. Blackended starts it all off and totally shreds, pure sonic assault. the first song written by Newsted which proved he had song writing capabilities to help the band. Too bad they couldnt have produced this album better so you could actually hear what he had to offer on bass. The title track is another classic, lengthy but effective. The song One is there breakthrough and a real breakthrough for the whole metal genre. The first real speed metal video that got substantial air time on Mtv. Still love that video today. Shows the tallica boys before the commericial fame and haircuts and napster bs. Harvester of sorrow also stands out as one of their best, captivating mid tempo track. To live is to die is probably right behing orion is thier best instrumentals. To end the album, what could have been better then the menacing Dyers Eve. Probably one of their fastest speediest masterpieces of all time. A rebellious track about parents putting to much stress on their kids. Gotta love that. Love this album. Good starting point for any metallica fan.