10 Songs, 1 Hour 14 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Death Magnetic i abandons concept for pure technique, and it’s a master class in dynamics, tempo changes, and rhythmic interplay. After being relegated a subordinate role on previous albums, Kirk Hammett emerges as this album’s MVP. His solos on “That Was Just Your Life,” “Cyanide,” and “All Nightmare Long” are passages of pure electrocution.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Death Magnetic i abandons concept for pure technique, and it’s a master class in dynamics, tempo changes, and rhythmic interplay. After being relegated a subordinate role on previous albums, Kirk Hammett emerges as this album’s MVP. His solos on “That Was Just Your Life,” “Cyanide,” and “All Nightmare Long” are passages of pure electrocution.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
420 Ratings

420 Ratings

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"Another victim of the loudness war"

This is my fourth favorite metallica album, but it's very compressed. Thought Dance of Death and Brave New World were loud, that was nothing (at least for Brave New World). Think Endgame is loud, hear this. All songs (except Unforgiven 3) are great, but there is no dynamic range (at all).
So here is my top 5 list
1.Master of Puppets
2.…And Justice for All (go on your computer, click window, hit show equalizer, turn up the bass and enjoy)
3.Ride the Lightning
4.Death and Beyond Magnetic
5.Kill 'Em All
Also watch Quebec Magnetic

Alpha Intercept ,

Overly compressed, everything's too loud

Old and known issue. Although the songs on the album are amazing, I refuse to listen to them until they decide to remaster the album. Everything's driven to be too loud, and things like the cymbal crash and snare are very much clipped; it's just plain hard to listen to this album without turning the volume down.

DirtyfnGurty ,

Finally!!

I've been a Metallica fan since the 80's. Kill 'em All, Ride The Lightning, and Master Of Puppets are masterpieces. And Justice For All, and the Black Album are decent. Then came nearly twenty years of crap. That's why it took 4 years for me to discover this album. I'm sure glad I did! Death Magnetic is hands down their best album since the 80's. It is heavy, aggresive, fast and loud. I love it! It is one of those rare albums that I listen to straight through, without skipping a single track. There is not a bad song on it, but my favorite is All Nightmare Long. If you miss the old Metallica, then this is your lucky day!

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