I've probably said it before; but Load suffered from just being too damn long. Too many songs that would've worked as three or four minute songs stretched to six or seven minutes. I remember Lars bragging in interviews for this album that they fit as much music on a compact disc as you could possibly put on a CD.
And I also feel they could've cut half the songs on this and half the songs on ReLoad and made one solid album.
It was the album that made me like Metallica. After hearing it I had a new appreciation for their earlier material. And I still love the song Hero of the Day and the video.
07/31 - Windhand
08/06 - Neurosis
08/07 - Faith No More
08/22 - Motley Crue
09/19 - Godflesh
09/25-26 - Godspeed You! Black Emperor