Monday, September 15, 2008

Death Magnetic

Ok, so Friday morning I rushed out to my local Borders a 8:58 a.m. so as to be there right when the doors opened so I could rush in and buy my copy of Metallica's long-awaited new release. I got to be honest with you, I ripped that plastic off the cd cover and slammed it into my stereo with just a pid of trepedation. After all, St. Anger was hardly a great effort, so it was only natural to wonder if age would show it had stifled Metallica's creativity and stolen their love of shredding heavy guitar riffs and robust vocals.

Thankfully, I have to say, I was absolutely thrilled with what I heard. I played that album 3 times through in a row, it was awesome. I felt as if I had been transported back in time to 1984. Somehow they recaptured the magic of that heavy speed metal-n-thrash sound of the Ride the Lightning era. This album in its sound and overall tone is a throwback. I can't say its better than old Metallica, but it certainly has that old school feel to it, and I love it! The only criticism I have of Death Magnetic is that it can, at times, lapse for mere moments back into a St. Anger sound, but it doesn't detract too badly from the overall impact.

All I can say is, GO BUY IT! For just 14.99 this classic is a steal.

4 comments:

Vic said...

Can you do a review of Jeremy Camp too? He rocks!!!

John Sawtelle said...

Jeremy who?

PRCalDude said...

I think Metallica sounds better now because they've been hanging around A7X, going to their shows, and absorbing their influence.

danielj said...

I think Metallica sounds better now because they've been hanging around A7X, going to their shows, and absorbing their influence.

Please tell me that is sarcasm since A7X is horrifyingly bad.