I hung onto this album for a long time....way longer than I was supposed to. Partly because of winter break, but partly because I really wanted to give it a full listen. The music of my childhood consisted primarily of Metallica, AC/DC, Godsmack, and funnily enough, Fleetwood Mac. I, like most self-respecting fans of the rock genre and all its rich history and variations, love their circa 1980's albums. It was definitely their prime, and recent releases have deviated from that path, much to the dismay of Metallica fans worldwide.