I had the choice of which Metallica album would be my first, "ReLoad" or "The Black Album." I went with ReLoad for some reason (I hated that album for the longest time). However, the second Metallica album I purchased was this one in 1997. It was the album that made me want to go back into Metallica's catalog and discover the stuff they put out in the 80's cause I loved this album. I'm sick of people saying they sold out with this record. My biggest problem is that there are a few songs on the album that are obviously overplayed so it's hard for me to listen to the record the whole way through. I still like listening to songs like "Through the Never", "Of Wolf and Man", and "The God That Failed." Despite being overplayed I still dig "The Unforgiven."