What if Metallica’s Load & Reload Were One Album (Part II) — The Best Possible Answer?

After almost 25 years of mixing and matching Metallica’s mid-90s albums, can we use the evidence at hand to put the discussion to bed?

Note: This is Part II of a discussion of Load and Reload, as part of the 25th anniversary of Load’s release. For a primer on the history of the two records and a discussion on why some Metallica fans are obsessed with this question please see Part I.