#ThisDayInMusic Metallica hit #1 yet again with their album ‘Load.’
So join us in toasting one of our all-time favorite heavy metal bands which created history #ThisDayInMusic. Released in 1996, the album, titled Load, directly hit #1 on the UK charts and made itself at home of the next four weeks to come. Touted as the biggest release of 1996, the album sold a whopping amount of 680,000 in its very first week.
The album however also simultaneously incurred the wrath of a certain section of its fanbase which was left gaping at the sudden shift in the band’s tone. However, as drummer Lars Ulrich put it,
"This album and what we're doing with it – that, to me, is what Metallica are all about: exploring different things. The minute you stop exploring, then just sit down and f*cking die."
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