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Death Magnetic

Metallica Audio CD
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (273 customer reviews)
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Since their inception in 1981, Metallica have gone from an underground heavy-metal band to one of the most successful acts in the world, with an intensely loyal if not rabid fanbase. Their relevance is undeniable as evidenced by their ability to sell out stadiums and arenas worldwide while continuing to sell millions of albums with each release -- a feat no other band in history has sustained ... Read more in Amazon's Metallica Store

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  • Audio CD (12 Sep 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Mercury Records
  • ASIN: B001BWQ0N2
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  Accessory  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (273 customer reviews)
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1. That Was Just Your Life
2. The End Of The Line
3. Broken, Beat & Scarred
4. The Day That Never Comes
5. All Nightmare Long
6. Cyanide
7. The Unforgiven III
8. The Judas Kiss
9. Suicide & Redemption
10. My Apocalypse

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Death Magnetic is the ninth studio album from heavy metaltitans Metallica, who link up with producer Rick Rubin (Beastie Boys, Slayer) for the first time. Epic guitar solos from Kirk Hammett, constant speed changes and multiple riffs per song make the follow-up to 2003's St. Anger a throwback to the band's pre-1990s style. James Hetfield's vocals and the pounding rhythms of Lars Ulrich are as powerful as ever, while Bass player Rob Trujillo appears on a studio recording with the band for the first time

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38 of 40 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Only for the nutters! 13 Sep 2008
Format:Audio CD
Radiohead did one, Nine Inch Nails did one, The Verve did one, and it seems like every major band's doing one - Metallica no exception.

4 stars goes to both the album itself as well as the set. While Death Magnetic pales in comparison to the first decade of their career, it's easily the best thing they've done since ill trodden attempts at blues rock and garagey nu-metal.
Production wise it's good but poor mastering means there is some distortion in unnecessary places, but this is not the band's fault and unfortunately a lot of new albums and remasters are like this. Yet it still doesn't take away the power of the riffage that is a combo of their cult and mainstream years. Hetfield may sound more like an angry teacher than a Sergeant and Lars' beats lack 80's creativity, but they do their best here. And as for Kirk - an explosion of solos is natural after being tied up for the last album. Unfortunately, despite the full band writing effort, Rob is still only a little audible, but that said I think too much bass at the forefront would have diluted the songs. Don't put him up front just because he's 'new' (at least they didn't bury him like Jason on AJFA).

The coffin box itself is white, sturdy and about arm's length in size. The CD included is the limited edition Digipak version which looks better than the Super Jewel box version, but it's only drawback is that like the St. Anger case, the cardboard is prone to easy wear and peeling on your shelf. The concentric hole through the pages also obscures the lyrics.

Then there is a 'Demo Magnetic' CD which is fairly late stage demos of all the album songs with original working titles. Many songs sound very similar to the final versions, most changes being lyrics or arrangement ideas.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Welcome Back Metallica, We Missed You 22 Jan 2009
By Caleb Williams VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
I think many die hard fans of Metallica will quite easily agree that when compared to the Metallica of old, they started to drift into the realm of commercial mediocrity and delivered a shambolic last album in St. Anger. When Death Magnetic was announced for '08 I think many like myself said "bah humbug." Well, not in those words but you get the metaphor I'm trying to put across here. Our bah humbuggery was put to rest on September 10th when the album was released, with a finger in one ear and our eyes closed expecting the worst, I could finally rest. Metallica had escaped the clutches of that mediocre commercialism and said "hey, we messed up, but we're gonna make it up to you."

Hettfield, Ulrich, Hammet & Trujillo I salute you and thank you for keeping me out of hospital this time around. I couldn't bare another trip to repair my eardrums damaged by terrible music. I've just gotten over the Ashley Simpson album. I would usually just go right ahead and give you my top 5 favourites and let that be that, but I can't pick 5, it would make me feel guilty as I want to pick them all but as you can see there are 10 songs and don't fit into my top 5 charting model.

This is just a truly awesome album and is reminiscent of the Metallica of old. Forget St. Anger, Loaded and the other one, cast them out of your mind and replace them with the memory of Death Magnetic, the true return of heavy/thrash metal music and the band that made the genre what it is today.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Music Good, Mastering Bad 9 Oct 2012
Format:Audio CD
There comes a point in music production when the loudness war produced its first big name casualty, and it was Metallica who suffered at the hands of an insane audio engineer who mastered this CD. It's too loud, it lacks dynamics, and therefore becomes a chore to subject your ears to more than 10 minutes at a time. The music is good, their best album in years. This album acts as a warning too all future releases. Louder does not equal better. 3 stars for the music.
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60 of 71 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars NORMAL SERVICE IS RESUMED.... 19 Sep 2008
Format:Audio CD
A BIG return to form here! This album takes all the experimentation of the past (the groove of Load, the raw anger of St Anger & the prog touches of And Justice For All) and successfully melds it with the thrashier elements of Lightning & Puppets.
The problems of St Anger have been erased; the lyrics are far less self loathing and repetitive, the arrangements are more varied and technical, the drums sound like drums, the bass is once again the holding player in midfield and the solos are back in style. This album showcases Hammett's most emotive & powerful lead work in over a decade! And there is also the small matter of some of the band's best riffs since 1986!
Hetfield is more 'in control' than on the 2003 misfire, and the production while not in the Black album sphere, is clear and powerful. Personally I would prefer a slightly fuller snare & less clicky bass drum but the guitars and bass are really strong. Had my doubts over Trujillo - not as a player, but more if he was suitable, but I have to say I'm really impressed.
There is much for all here; from the symphonic orchestration on Unforgiven 3 (STUNNING lead break) to the all out Thrash Metal of My Apocalypse and the epic The Day That Never Comes (similiar to One but better. Really!).
That Was Just Your Life is a corker of an opener and is reminiscent of the St Anger days but with better quality.
Instrumental track Suicide & Redemption has a real groove with some seriously crunchy riffs, and tasty leads. Not as good as Orion or the S&M version of Call Of Ktulu but more engaging than the plodding To Live Is To Die from 1988's AJFA.
What strikes me here is how clear the influences shine through; the rhythm of Zeppelin, the riffs of Sabbath, the swagger of Motorhead. Even the odd hint of Maiden & Priest.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Worth exploring
Well if you're going to buy a Metallica album you probably know the basic premise.

I understand another reviewer's comments about the sound ie the "loudness"... Read more
Published 5 days ago by Clark Holman
1.0 out of 5 stars Never recieved. No refund on delivery.
After 3 weeks of waiting i feel like i've been robbed. Ordered 2 items and both were the same from zoverstocks.
Published 13 days ago by Scott
5.0 out of 5 stars but I have to say they have been better.
As a fan is hard not to be bias, but I have to say they have been better.
Published 16 days ago by P. A. Macedo
1.0 out of 5 stars damaged
From track seven it jumps quite a bit and when I went to give it a clean I noticed quite a few scratches on it is there any chance of a replacement please
Published 1 month ago by tracey betts
5.0 out of 5 stars powerful
what an album - wouldn't recommend driving to it loud though-as aggressive driving may well be the outcome! - I've heard some of their stuff b4 - yet didn't do anything 4 me. Read more
Published 3 months ago by graham
3.0 out of 5 stars Great music, horrifying sound
I've given this album 3 stars as an average due to the following reasons:

- The music: 4.5 out of 5. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Danno81
5.0 out of 5 stars Great album!.
This is one of my fave albums of all time. Its so melodic and it makes me feel good. Kirks solos are superb.
Published 5 months ago by Muckquaikerjawbreaker
5.0 out of 5 stars why
I read some of the reviews I think some people just like to complain exelent one of thier best yet
Published 6 months ago by view who
3.0 out of 5 stars onlyme
I was somewhat disappointed with this album it was disappointing because I thought the group did not seem to be putting all of their talent into it as if they had not wrote all the... Read more
Published 6 months ago by a guy
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant album
Metallica have written some classic tracks on this album. Catchy riffs and awesome solos combine with some really clever lyrics.
Published 7 months ago by matt-h
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