... coz we need a little... controversy
Metallica - Load (1996)
Yes, the album that betrayed methul and turned this band into a Limp Bizkit clone.
I must say that S&M was the first Metallica album that I heard, so I was automatically "won" for their nineties stuff.
Gone are the speed of Dyers Eve & Hetfield's long capital punishment stories. Instead we get an album full of personal stuff with some cool riffs, like 2x4, with it's magnificent Sabbath feel.
And I agree with Kirk, Hero Of The Day is one of his best solos. But as favorite track I choose
The House That Jack Built.