The album starts with the song 'Blackened' opens with a monster riff right from the get go it is a ripper of a track. We then move onto the title track 'And Justice For All' coming in at a whopping 9:44 it is a really long track, but it is so hard and heavy and with lyrics like this "Hammer of justice crushes you, overpower . . ." it is hard to deny the raw power of this song of injustice.
The next track 'Eye of The Beholder' opens with a very military sound, from the heavy riff to the drum beat, it is a killer song and one of the best on the album.The next song 'One' I have a soft spot for and rate it as one of the best songs ever, period. It starts so slow and builds up into a crescendo of thrash metal guitars and the drums from lars are first class, that is what makes this song something truly extraordinary. The song is a lament about a limbless soldier who steps on a landmine, and it is a master class in metal.
We then move onto 'The Shortest Straw' is a powerhouse of guitar riffs and frenetic drumming that gives this song a real thrash metal sound and those riffs are unbelievable! 'Harvester of Sorrow' is the next track and it starts off slowly with a grinding guitar and smashing drums and then the vocals kick you in the head!
'The Frayed Ends Of Sanity' is just pure headbanging bliss. The we move onto 'To Live is To Die' an instrumental and tribute to Cliff Burton their previous bass guitarist who died. Sad, melancholy and brilliant it rates right up there with `Pulling Teeth', `Orion' and `The Call Of Ktutlu' and I take my hat off to any band that sticks to their principals and plays all 9:48 seconds, fuck what the record companies say and honestly it works, just metal brilliance.
The last track is 'Dyers Eve' a piece of thrash metal to leave you emotionally raw, the relentless guitar, the driving drums is a fitting way to end a classic Metallica album, that introduced everyone to the power of thrash metal. This alum is an absolute fucking ride and I am giving it 5 shots of whiskey out of 5.
This is one of Metallica's greatest albums and accomplishments a true heavy metal experience when they were still raw and full of fight, power, guts and glory which is what makes this album so incredible. Now go out and get this album to add to your collection.
Peace Out my bitches!