Great hard album. Some may argue that the mix sucks, but I think that once in a while it's good to hear something that sounds like this. The guitar tone is so sweet they didn't even NEED bass. Blackened is a hard as hell kickass song, And Justice For All is a long grinding tune, One is a masterpiece, Harvester of Sorrow hits on that really heavy, slow, ultra grim nerve like an early precursor to Sad But True, To Live is to Die is a great instrumental that reminds me of Tool, it's very well written and has a heartwrenching violin part. This album is excellent top to bottom. The high point for me is the last track, Dyer's Eve. There are so many metal songs out there now that are all angsty with songs that condemn bad parents, but this one has the lyrics and conviction to really pull it off. The lyrics are great and the solo is one of Met's best: it flows with the song and does not detract from the experience at all. Even though it's one of their best songs, it's kind of one of the lesser known treasures such as Damage Inc. from Master of Puppets. All around great album.