This is an instructional book of Metallica's second most acclaimed album that will teach you how to play note fornote tab and music along with the lyrics of course. This book has inspired me in a way like only one other when it comes to metal. I refer to this book practically every other day and still learning from it. It fits my skill level just well when it comes to the rythym but the solos are still way out of my league as are all of Kirk's solos. Since I'm a true metal lover the style suits me beond fine especially for this album. There was no tape or CD. There is no way in hell this book could have been better. The kick a-- songs and the way songs were transcribed precisely. No bad points. No real Author just different transcriber this time. He did a great job. If you love Metallica you HAVE TO GET THIS BOOK. IT IS IMPERATIVE!!!!!!!!