...And Justice for All [30th Anniversary Expanded Edition] Image
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  • Summary: The remastered release of the metal band's 1988 album features a CD of a sampling of live tracks and a CD of demos. The super deluxe box set includes additional rough mixes, demos, the James’ Riff Tapes, six CDs of full live concerts and four DVDs of live footage.
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  1. Dec 6, 2018
    100
    Combative and hostile even 30 years later, ... And Justice For All delivers exactly what its title promises.
  2. Nov 12, 2018
    93
    You may hear a little more snap and pop and dimensionality here and there, but this is a restoration, not a revision. Everything that’s made Justice sound assaultive and insane for the past three decades--closer to Ministry’s “Stigmata,” released around the same time, than the band’s own “Enter Sandman”--remains.
  3. Nov 12, 2018
    90
    The deluxe edition is an overwhelming portrait of one of the most pivotal moments in the lives of Metallica but also the metal genre as a whole, because the band would take the Justice template and streamline it to become megastars within just a few years.
  4. 80
    This immersive collection captures the excitement of an era sometimes overlooked between their twin peaks of Master Of Puppets and the Black Album.
  5. Mojo
    Nov 12, 2018
    80
    Ambitious, complex, raging and poetic. a testament to the possibilities of thrash. [Dec 2018, p.103]
  6. Uncut
    Nov 15, 2018
    80
    And Justice For All remains their most pivotal and arguably their most divisive album. ... Lots of demos, rough mixes, studio jams and live numbers that show how powerful the new lineup sounded away from the studio. [Jan 2019, p.37]
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