“Enter Sandman’s” head-on, no-nonsense approach and fail-safe chorus (“Exit light, enter night”) guaranteed Metallica the radio and MTV play that often eluded them in the past. Yet, it’s the slower moments—the haunting ballad “Nothing Else Matters,” the contemplative “The Unforgiven”—that really showcase Metallica’s power to win over a massive mainstream audience.
Great, but its not thrash
This is a excellent album, and it has a lot of great songs on it, but this album left the thrash metal that Metallica was known for. This is a heavy metal album ,not thrash metal, like Ride The Lightning and Master Of Puppets.