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Cornellius 09-12-2008 11:08 PM

Metallica - Death Magnetic
 
Awesome album. Some songs made me think about ...And justice for all. The solos are back, and it got an instrumental song and a 3rd Unforgiven too. I would like to tell you my favorite songs, but to tell you the truth, I like all of them. This is coming from a guy who loved all their albums, even St. Anger.

Reaper man 09-13-2008 01:29 AM

huh, interesting. I think I'll wait for a bit less biased opinion though, like from someone who thought that Metallica's albums have just been getting shittier and shittier.... ok that's a bit biased too, but eh..

Ugly Joe 09-13-2008 03:09 AM

I just finished listening to it. Full disclosure: I've listened to every Metallica album, but own none of them (well, someone gave me Garage Inc, but that doesn't really count).

I think there's something about the older albums (pre black album) that keeps them separate from the rest of their catalog, and this album (IMO, only listening to it once) does nothing to change that. It still sounds like the "new" Metallica.

Still, while I would say the black album was their sell out album and Load/ReLoad/St. Anger were the band floundering to cope with their commercial success (Load/ReLoad) and attempting to regain credibility (while continuing to sell out - St. Anger), Death Magnetic sounds like a legitimate return to form. All they want to do is thrash, and it's evident in this album. There is no radio single here (as evidenced by their first single being 8 minutes long -- which, I should note, isn't just a dragged-out 4 minute song like St. Anger's title track).

But, again, even though they're finally returning to their old style, it doesn't sound quite the same. As well it shouldn't. They're a different band (in more ways than one) now than they were pre black album. They sound older. They sound cleaner.

It sounds good, though. If I were in the mood for some metal, I'd have no problem throwing this on.

Rattlehead 09-13-2008 07:17 AM

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Originally Posted by Reaper man (Post 82537)
huh, interesting. I think I'll wait for a bit less biased opinion though, like from someone who thought that Metallica's albums have just been getting shittier and shittier.... ok that's a bit biased too, but eh..

*raises hand and waves it violently* Ooh, pick me! Pick me!

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ugly Joe (Post 82541)
I just finished listening to it. Full disclosure: I've listened to every Metallica album, but own none of them (well, someone gave me Garage Inc, but that doesn't really count).

I think there's something about the older albums (pre black album) that keeps them separate from the rest of their catalog, and this album (IMO, only listening to it once) does nothing to change that. It still sounds like the "new" Metallica.

Still, while I would say the black album was their sell out album and Load/ReLoad/St. Anger were the band floundering to cope with their commercial success (Load/ReLoad) and attempting to regain credibility (while continuing to sell out - St. Anger), Death Magnetic sounds like a legitimate return to form. All they want to do is thrash, and it's evident in this album. There is no radio single here (as evidenced by their first single being 8 minutes long -- which, I should note, isn't just a dragged-out 4 minute song like St. Anger's title track).

But, again, even though they're finally returning to their old style, it doesn't sound quite the same. As well it shouldn't. They're a different band (in more ways than one) now than they were pre black album. They sound older. They sound cleaner.

It sounds good, though. If I were in the mood for some metal, I'd have no problem throwing this on.

Sorry everyone for x2 posts, really!

mod edit: fixedededed

Anyway...what's this about being "in the mood" for metal!? That's bullcrap, 'cuz every mood is a good mood for metal...scientific fact! I can prove it.;)

That's semi-sarcasm/joking for those who didn't pick up on it.

(wraith_) 09-13-2008 12:51 PM

I HATEDHATEDHATED St. Anger.

Death Magnetic is fucking awesome though.

That's all I have to say about that.

Cornellius 09-13-2008 11:53 PM

I'll add something: Unforgiven III will grow on you, give it time.

Edit: Forgot to say that there's a new instrumental song: Suicide & redemption.

Rattlehead 09-15-2008 09:13 AM

I might just have to check it out sometime. Y'know...being a die-hard Megadeth fan, I feel semi-hypocritical for making that statement.

Cornellius 09-15-2008 03:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Rattlehead (Post 82659)
I might just have to check it out sometime. Y'know...being a die-hard Megadeth fan, I feel semi-hypocritical for making that statement.

Well, while I do think that Metallica > Megadeth, at least for me, I really love Megadeth too. I think Risk is Megadeth's St. Anger.

MegaManJuno 09-15-2008 05:27 PM

Except that Risk is still miles above St. Anger on the listenable scale... Haven't heard the new Metallica one yet, but plan to pick it up. Sure Load and Reload weren't true to the old Metallica form, but still had some decent songs, IMO... and were listenable, at least. The pingy drums (and general overall sound quality) on St. Anger I think irritate me more than anything else about the album. They may have started out as a garage band, with shitty sound quality, but they aren't one now. Purposefully ruining the sound quality to somehow try to sound more "true", was just a really shitty decison in my book.

Cornellius 09-15-2008 05:55 PM

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Originally Posted by MegaManJuno (Post 82672)
Except that Risk is still miles above St. Anger on the listenable scale... Haven't heard the new Metallica one yet, but plan to pick it up. Sure Load and Reload weren't true to the old Metallica form, but still had some decent songs, IMO... and were listenable, at least. The pingy drums (and general overall sound quality) on St. Anger I think irritate me more than anything else about the album. They may have started out as a garage band, with shitty sound quality, but they aren't one now. Purposefully ruining the sound quality to somehow try to sound more "true", was just a really shitty decison in my book.

Well, I loved St. Anger too. When listening to it, I imagine myself with the band in a garage. I can understand why so many people hate the album, but I like it. Sure, there's no solo, but Metallica made so many great albums that they can experience something else for a change. I also like Load/ReLoad. In fact, I love every albums, I think that I can only say about Metallica, Iron Maiden and Megadeth.


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