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man i HATED Load when it came out.
it symbolized the unmetalness of the mid-90s better than anything except maybe Falling Into Infinity
…listening to it today, tho — for the first time in over a decade — WOW, such crushing grooves! i fav’d more than half the tracks! love it now.
Metallica played a gig in Antarctica!
Love the “AntarcticA” logo!
Not love that “Trapped Under Ice” wasn’t on the ten-song setlist.
Amr’s heavy-metal love story is, at least on the surface, textbook: when she was sixteen, someone loaned her a Metallica CD and she never looked back. But this was in Egypt, in 2001, four years after security forces raided the homes of nearly a hundred metalheads, arresting them on spurious occult charges.