Big Fat Load

I just recently bought Metallica’s Load CD. I only got it so that I would have a “complete” collection. I listened to it on the way in to work. Now I’m wondering: when did they go from writing riffs to hooks? Those sneaky, subtile bastards. I guess I can’t blame them for wanting to sell more albums, and what I think is worthwhile just doesn’t sell. I started out being annoyed at Metallica, now I just feel out of date/obsolete.