Death Magnetic

Death Magnetic

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by Metallica

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One of the most influential bands in music, ranked eighth on the list of the biggest-selling groups in history, Metallica unveils its ninth studio album, Death Magnetic. The band’s first album in five years, Death Magnetic is also its first with renowned producer Rick Rubin (Linkin Park, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Slayer, System of a Down), first with…  See more details below


One of the most influential bands in music, ranked eighth on the list of the biggest-selling groups in history, Metallica unveils its ninth studio album, Death Magnetic. The band’s first album in five years, Death Magnetic is also its first with renowned producer Rick Rubin (Linkin Park, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Slayer, System of a Down), first with bassist Robert Trujillo, and first on Warner Bros. An aural assault, embracing the band’s past while moving into the future, Death Magnetic, says Kirk Hammett, is “the best album we’ve put out in, say, 15 years.”

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New York Times - Ben Ratliff
The album, produced by Rick Rubin, is far better than anything the group has recorded in the last 12 years; it sounds as if the band has woken out of a daze. But it may also be seen as a regression, evoking the band’s sound from the mid-’80s....The compositions are nasty and complex, with double- and half-time rhythm switches, twinned and harmonized guitar solos and a few sweeping melodies recalling the Black Album. In “The Day That Never Comes,” “All Nightmare Long,” “My Apocalypse” and others you think a song has reached its apex or endpoint and then, whoa: a new door opens, a new tower starts to rise....The album bets on the fact that these musicians have matured, and can prove it through music that’s more complicated than what they’ve become used to, but is still theirs. In that galloping, baroque old style, they sound as if they’re pushing, but not straining. It’s what some older jazz musicians find when they give up discovering new languages: the subtleties and grace of an individual style can be language enough.
New York Daily News - Jim Farber
The snarling vets' first CD in five years promises to keep things brisk and brutal, the way old fans like it.

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Death Magnetic 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 57 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've already posted a review on this album, but I've got to tell you, the more you listen to this album the more you'll love it. It's the best thing they've put out since Justice (it's better than the Black album and definitely WAY better than anything after that). My personal faves are Broken, Beat &amp Scarred...Cyanide...and The Judas Kiss....but all the tracks are good. Definitely go buy this CD!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the album that Metallica fans have been waiting for. From the first note to the last it's in your face, brutally fast, and amazing. Some will say James doesn't have the voice he used to. Maybe he doesn't, but he has been singing his brains out for almost 30 years, and it's still one of the best voices in metal. This might end up being Metallica's finest hour. At the very least, they just ripped the metal crown out of everyone elses hands and rammed it down their throat! This will be the best album you'll buy for a long time.
ThyWickedJuggalo More than 1 year ago
this band is the best of the best finally this new albums shows off the early years of metallica this band is the best of the best this album also introduces us to a new metallica instrumental which metallica has not made up another instrumental since cliff passed away this album is full of awesome guitar solos also awesome guitar riffs thanks metallica for doing another instrumantal
Guest More than 1 year ago
After hearing one of the cuts off the new album, (the Day that Never Comes) , I was pleased to not hear the tingy piccolo snare that Lars used on St. Anger. However, being a fan of the Old School Metallica, I must say that Death Magnetic (from what I've heard) is a long awaited return to thought-invested Metallica. James Hetfield's voice is definitely not what it used to be, but he is pushing 50 soon. I also was very pleased to actually hear some guitar solos on the new cut. Nevertheless, I am anxiously awaiting September 12th and hope that I will not be thoroughly dissappointed. Metallica has now been around for at least 25 years, so I can't expect too much, but they just better add some freakin sustain to their guitars!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
after i heard alot bad things about a band called nickelback and how many people bashed on their latest effort dark horse i came across this cd i went to barnes and noble picked it got come put onto my itunes library i also bought master of puppets kill'em all and ride the lightning but i had to listen to this album first because its their latest cd wow all the songs are awesome trujillo shows off his bass talent kirk doing solos again its just wow this band is just great they made it thru the 80s and they have got alot of talent the next metallica cds i have to pick up are st anger the black album load and reload i love death megnetic<3333333 the best tho
Guest More than 1 year ago
i saw the track listing for this album and i can just tell this album is going to be alot better than st anger and its going to be just as hard and as heavy as early metallica cds i beileve this album is going to be just as heavy as both the black album and reload and just as heavy as kill'em all ride the lightning and master of puppets and ...and justice for all
Guest More than 1 year ago
I got the digital download yesterday afternoon from the Mission Metallica website and I'm stoked! I've only listed to the album in its entirety once and I love it. Don't let St. Anger dissuade you from buying this - Death Magnetic is much better from both a lyrical and musical standpoint. I personally LOVE James Hetfield's voice...and no lie, I think it's better now than it was 20 years ago. Fans have been waiting for this album for around 5 years - don't miss out on it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
All I can say is Thank you Rick Rubin. This is the album these guys should have done a long time ago, instead of continuing with Bob Rock. There are still a few songs that remind me of the Load time period, but this album starts out great and loses some steam as you get to the end, but it's still good. This a big step in the return of Metallica, as I had already given up on them, but gave this album a chance because of Rick Rubin and luckily it delivered.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have been a huge fan of Metallica since high school. i have listened and bought all of their albums except Re-load and St. anger, with St anger being the lowest point for the band. Metallica is considered to be metal gods, and the metal gods are back with a vengeance. for those of you who are still skeptical, think of this new album as a mix of &quot ride the lightning&quot and &quot Justice for all&quot . i consider this album to be a major comeback, and among the best of the band... not the best, but close. go buy it and enjoy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
thegodofthebassguitar More than 1 year ago
metallica officialy broke up in 2010!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
BassGuitarGodForever More than 1 year ago
metallica called it quits this album is the last album for the band because metallica broke up in 2010 at the end of the world magnetic tour!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! recently metallica wanted pete wentz to be their bass player they even asked mcrs bassist to be their bassist as well in a recent interview james hetfield of metallica stated in the interview that metallica is no more because they stated robert was stealing the spotlight from the other members in the band during music video shots radio interviewers etc etc etc etc kirk hammett is sad that metallica broke up in 2010
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
robert trjuillo metallicas new bassist has officially left metallica due to creative diffences with both lars and james kirk recently told kerrang magazine that he just lost another brother and he was crying during the whole interview kerrang magazine asked robert why he left metallica he said both lars and james were pissing him off thats why he left metallica in 2010 metallica are currently on a search for a new bassist they stated they want jason newsted back in the band but it may not happen jason still is talking to lars and james about him wanting to come back to metallica jason newsted stated its posssible that he might return to metallica
AntiHotBoys4everAntiDrake More than 1 year ago
awesome album by the gods of heavy metal music!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
BellaSwanSucksForever More than 1 year ago
this album rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
i herd two tracks from this cd/ the day that never comes and cyanyde. great tracks kind of has the old metallica feel to them cupple of the tracks i herd has a feel of there classic 1988 cd and justice for all. looking forward to picking up this cd when it hits the stores so i can pop in on the stereo crank it up and listen to it in its entirtty.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album is not one you need a second look at. the first time you listen to it you know its metallica at their best. Dont hesitate buying it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the best Metallica album in years. Loud. Fast. Dark. New and fresh and yet strangely vintage at the same time. This is a prime example of why Metallica are the greatest Gods of rock.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This baby was totally unexpected! When I'd heard early word of a return to form with Rick Rubin at the knobs, I like many, was unmoved. However, this record hits you like a ton of lead straight outta the gate. The speed is back. The gallup is back. The power is back. Something happened in the Metallica camp since St. Anger because they sound like an entirely different band. They sound like Metallica again. This is probably their most ferocious album since Master of Puppets. It really is a pleasure to hear these guys doing what they do again!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm so glad that the day finally came and the CD is here!!! For those of you that like old school metallica, then you are not going to be dissapointed. I'm relieved that it dosen't sound anything like St. Anger, specially the ringing that Lars had on the drums is gone, although the album wasn't that bad. Death Magnetic reminds me of Ride the Lightning a little bit, maybe some will disagre, but anyway it sounds awesome, heavy and great. I'm a picky person when it comes to music and I'm definitely pleased with my purchase.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i just got this cd today and gave it a whole listen and it rocks most of it sounds like old style metallica. the tracks the day that never comes syinadie and' broken beat and scared are rockout plus the other tracks are good as well. to me the cd has a taste of ride the lighting and and justice for all. also including the 10 minute instermental suicide and redemption. the 1st time metallica has put an instermental track on a cd in 20 years. so here is to metallica a awesome cd and 25 rocken years/ there are the masters.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I tried to be objective, but sheesh what a shill band. They've gone way down hill even before they tried to get fans arrested for using napster. I like my bands to put their heart and soul in their music, and this band hasn't had any soul since their 2nd album. Its been all down hill after that, and this album is no exception. What a waste of time listening to corporate endorsed plastic music.
Guest More than 1 year ago
YOu know, from the first song to the last, this CD rocked hard! It's got a modern edge to it, but, is largely sounding like the old Metallica. If we could only we could have avoided the CDs between &quot Load&quot and &quot St. Anger&quot , and gone directly to this CD, life would have been much better!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This new album took me a couple of listens to get into, and I'm glad I gave it the chance - this is by far the best original music these guys have put out in the last decade. It seems to take the old and the not so old sounds and mesh them together, these guys have learned something over the years and they have drawn upon and combined the best atributes of their previous output and have created something that sounds familiar, but is entirely new. Its so great to hear Kirk Hammett's solos again, even if some of them sound similiar, he uses his Floyd Rose alot and just goes crazy. St Anger sucked, and if you've watched the documentry you know the ordeal these guys went through to make that album, conversely this one sounds like they were genuinely having a good time making it. People say that Metallica sold out with the Load and Re-load albums, changing their sound and style, they've been saying that since 1984 when Fade to Black appeared on Ride the Lightning, but if you really want to get technical - they sold out way before that, when they signed their first record contract. And SO WHAT? These guys have made enough money, that it hasn't been about that, they do what they want and make music that pleases themselves, if the public likes it - then great. And thats the way it should be, the artist should be in the position to dictate what is created and what direction it will go, not anyone else, not fans, record company executives, or anybody else. Give them the space and creative freedom and let us see what happens. This is a great album, give it a chance and check it out.
nickelbackfan101 More than 1 year ago
this band has came a very long way they proved they are the best of the best when they made this album this band is just awesome and i saw them in concert recently they are one very awesome band they are the best of the best