Just felt like reminding everyone of how fucking brutally epic this album was when it dropped 25 years ago today! You've probably heard people say this album saved metal, i have to agree. I was there at the time when grunge pretty much DOMINATED everything that wasn't R&B which hung in there with it's own thing. I remember a much more toned down Metallica, all shaven and clean cut. I don't recall any legendary arena bands since the Van Halen/Metallica era, until these guys picked up the torch and melted everyones faces with pure 101 proof intensity. So i guess this is just my nostalgic tip of the hat! May this masterpiece forever grace your speakers! Re,spect!