...who liked Load and Reload? Actually I LOVED both of those albums! I really dig the whole heavy-bluesy groove thing! I know there are bands that do this genre better, but I have to say that as a Metallica fan since Day 1 (I even have the "No Life 'Til Leather" undergound demo on cassette!!!), I best liked their mid-career stuff (Justice, Black, Load, Reload)... I sort of saw it as "maturing" musically. Death Magnetic is a great album, which I find draws on all of their past efforts - and there is some Load/Reload era riffage in some of the tunes! Sigh... Flame away if you must. I just wanted to see if I was the ONLY one who liked these albums, as nobody ever seems to say anything good about them.