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Metallica - Death Magnetic

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Release date: 12 September 2008
Style: Thrash metal


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Disc I [CD]
01. That Was Just Your Life
02. The End Of The Line
03. Broken, Beat & Scarred
04. The Day That Never Comes
05. All Nightmare Long
06. Cyanide
07. The Unforgiven III
08. The Judas Kiss
09. Suicide & Redemption
10. My Apocalypse

Disc II [CD] [Demo Magnetic]
01. Hi Guy
02. Neinteen
03. Black Squirrel
04. Casper
05. Flamingo
06. German Soup
07. UN3
08. Gymbag
09. K2LU
10. Ten

Disc III [DVD] [Making Magnetic]
+ That Was Just Your Life
+ The End Of The Line
+ Broken, Beat & Scarred
+ The Day That Never Comes
+ All Nightmare Long
+ Cyanide
+ The Unforgiven III
+ The Judas Kiss
+ Suicide & Redemption
+ My Apocalypse

The Best Heavy Metal Album Of 2008 /The Biggest Surprise Of 2008

Additional info
Recorded from 12 March 2007 to May 2008 in Los Angeles, California by Greg Fidelman and Mike Gillies.
Produced by Rick Rubin and Metallica.
Mixed by Greg Fidelman and Andrew Scheps.
Mastered by Ted Jensen.

Piano by James Hetfield.
Strings arranged and conducted by David Campbell.

Staff review by
It's always very difficult to analyze what Metallica has created, seems as normal criteria doesn't apply to them, so I might as well just get this off my chest - if Death Magnetic" wasn't a Metallica album, I would probably rate it pretty darn close to ten stars. However, since I too have the impressive legacy of their previous works to consider, I will not. This of course technically makes me a whore - that's fair, I digest. But numbers and stars aside, do I think this is a good album?

published 12.09.2008 | Comments (146)

Guest review by
Metallica made fans to wait 5 years for a new album,again.The first Wait was between ''Metallica'' and ''Load'',the second was between ''Garage inc.'' and ''St.Anger''. And the last one between ''St.Anger'' and this album:''Death Magnetic''. ''Load'' and ''St.Anger'' were disappointments, is ''Death Magnetic'' another disappointment? Hell no.

published 04.05.2009 | Comments (31)

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After St. Anger's dismal fallout, Metallica definitely needed to shake their foundations if they were going to retain their fame, fortune and most of all, their following. Luckily, they did, and quite efficiently too, as new album Death Magnetic distinctly restores their credibility.

To help themselves out, they brought in major league producer Rick Rubin (of Slayer, System Of A Down and Johnny Cash fame), who seems to have gauged the perfect balance between the grittier edge of Metallica's classic sound circa And Justice For All and the music they tried (not so successfully) to inject into St Anger.

published 03.01.2010 | Comments (18)

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30.09.2020 - 21:30
Rating: 7

Written by TreyWeddle on 11.08.2018 at 01:36

Written by masterofpeace95 on 03.11.2011 at 01:40

Metallica has arrived with death magnetic. Definetely their best album since the black album, not saying that load,reload and st anger are bad

Load, Reload, and St. Anger were bad my friend. In fact, St Anger was an absolute abortion of a Metallica album.

that's actually being kind
05.11.2020 - 00:35
Rating: 6
Metal Rambo

I guess one could call Death Magnetic something of a return to form, but considering how low the bar had been since Black Album, that's not saying much. This is more like the good old Metallica I really do like and way better than Justice, but they still aren't good enough song writes to really pull off this long songs without getting boring at some point, plus the overall musicianship itself isn't that special either, but it's tolerable. It's just so sad the production is so terrible, like you would think that a band like Metallica had all the money and right people in the world to produce some the best sounding records ever, but somehow they messed it up.
You've got a lot of guts. Let's see what they look like!
05.11.2020 - 00:40
Rating: 6
Troy Killjoy
Written by Metal Rambo on 05.11.2020 at 00:35 you would think that a band like Metallica had all the money and right people in the world to produce some the best sounding records ever, but somehow they messed it up.

Which is why I think the way it sounds is intentional. It had to be a stylistic choice and they probably thought it sounded raw and stripped down, like a return to their origins, but really it just came across as flat and lifeless. No oomph in the bass, no grit in the guitars, even Hetfield's vocals lacked emphasis and force in the mix.

It's the kind of thing you'd expect from an unsigned band self-releasing their debut album.
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