Rolling Stone - 4 stars out of 5 -- "The mostly epic-length tracks -- almost entirely written by drummer Lars Ulrich and singer-guitarist James Hetfield -- are melodically assured furies of serial riffing and tempo shocks." NME (Magazine) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "'Dream No More' is swaggery dirge-metal brilliance, taking part of your soul as it rings to a close. Then 'Murder One', a more chilling affair, descends into widdly guitar madness..." Paste (magazine) - "James Hetfield is the star of the record, vocally and musically. His mighty riffs can still stop you dead in your tracks..." Clash (Magazine) - "'Halo On Fire' is as an unexpected highlight with soft vocals reminiscent of '90s grunge and clean guitars that build into a melodic guitar solo. It's the most refreshing cut, by far..."