5 comments on “METALLICA – Death Magnetic

  1. I find this album good, I probably only care for My Apocalpse, The Day That Never Comes, All Nightmare Long and The Unforgiven III, the rest of it I don’t like for a couple of reasons, one the guitars don’t sound as heavy, two it sounds more like a bunch of sound then a melodic or semi-melodic song. overall I say this is a step up from St. Anger, but I don’t care for it,

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  3. Oh and some places like Best Buy had this in a jewel case with the full lyrics, mine seems to work well in the car but I have the cardboard version as well so no logo or lyrics

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  5. Hands down the best Metallica disc since the Black Album, I’ll agree. That said here’s this:
    How can a Metallica fan hate Metallica. Hmm where this band is concerned, I can tell you. I was a Metallica fan from 1985 or so… I saw them on the Master of Puppets tour with Ozzy… Cliff was still alive (for a month or so) and James Hetfield still had his arm in a cast (said it was a skateboarding accident…found out after the fact John Marshall was playing rhythm guitar behind the scenes). So I think I can qualify as a fan from close to the beginning.
    My problem with Metallica is not their chasing commercial success but their attitude towards it as the years went on. “One”, however uncompromising, got them a taste of the top 40… The Black Album completed this, then grunge took over. That’s just history. Many bands cut hair and tried to change with the times, but Metallica was generally successful there where many (Queensryche, Warrant, et. al) were not.
    Ask yourself, what band does the following when their bass player dies: 1) intentionally turns down the bass in the mix (an essential part of Heavy Metal, ask Steve Harris) on an album with a new bass player, then incessantly hazes him til he leaves the band? 2) after issuing a disc that was widely reviled by their core fan base (“Load”) following with a sequel called “Re-Load”? 3) is the leader in a fight against a popular online music service, then releases in leiu of a new studio record to capitalize on their new found popularity, a re-release of old stuff with new covers? And then a disc with an orchestra (“S&M”)? These things are taken for ok for pop artists, but not a core metal act. 4) find their next studio album “St. Anger”) with no guitar solos? Really… on a metal record? 5) completely compromise the sound on their next disc… the disk in question, and 6) release a movie attraction (also based on past efforts) as their major contribution to their comeback in 2013. Myself, I find it intriguing that “Through The Never” is not on the soundtrack of the same name.
    You gotta understand, this is not Mariah Carey we’re talking about, it’s one of the big four… certainly THE biggest metal band of all time. Cliff Burton must certainly be rolling over in his grave. Change is great, and I love seeing a band progress, but their self-indulgence is tragic. So I can see it. It’s extremely frustrating being a Metallica fan.

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