Skip to comments.Death Magnetic -- Metallica Gives You Heavy!
Posted on 09/05/2008 8:12:02 PM PDT by Phantom Lord
Death Magnetic, the new Metallica album hitting stores next Friday, September 12th has been partially released by Metallica on their web site. 6 songs are available out of the 10. You can click here to listen to them.
I highly recommend "All Nightmare Long", "Cyanide", and "My Apocalypse" of the 6 available to be the first you listen to.
I however have heard the entire album. They held back some killers. Like the 1st track, "That Was Just Your Life". Killer and heavy.
The days of St. Anger are long gone.
So give a listen to those available, especially the ones recommended and let us know what you think.
I think it Death Magnetic will premiere at #1 across the planet and the coming tour will be sold out across the country.
I am really looking forward to seeing this new stuff live. I want to see them pull it off. A lot of it is like Dyers Eve. Just brutal fast and intricate. No wonder it took them near 18 years to play Dyers Eve live for the first time.
As I have told others today after hearing the entire album for the first time, I have one word for this album...
Cool. Soon I will be able to download the whole thing on Bit Torrent. F’ Lars.
Ah cool I have to do some serious debugging tonight will check this out.
I hope it is solid from the first song to the last, otherwise I might permanently give up on them. So far the releases have been pretty good, now to wait on the rest.
They changed the logo back. Good start.
After listening to the songs I’m having Ride the Lightning flashbacks.
Amen! i too will be searching the bittorrent files to find the one that slipped through. i would have not been so exited to download all their files had Lars just kept his mouth shut.
Killer 10 minute instrumental as well. Suicide & Redemption.
At first glance it looks like a big vagina.
LOL! I'll probably go all sissy and buy a few tunes, but yeah, "F'Lars" anyway.
9 of the 10 are A+ with a single B-. The Unforgiven III.
The wait already over........
The music was too experiemntal and might be a hit with more work but it sounds like it needs some more work.
The band handled the loss of Dave Mustaine, Cliff Burton but the sound really changed after Jason Newsted left and was replaced by Robert Trujillo.
Hatebreed is becoming my replacement for Metallica.
I’m just glad they gave up that staccato drum BS that Lars put in St. Anger.
I bought that album and listened to it twice and haven’t heard it since. A horrendous effort. I can’t help but think that the therapist crap that they were doing then impacted that turd.
I hope Lars gets rid of that damn snare drum that he over used in st. anger.
Typical Metallica. Not as great as Master of Puppets. Not as bad as St. Anger.
Good opening riffs, but the track mixxing seemed off...drums and vocals very annoyingly mixed.
What a joyless pile of crap that was. But I suspect that is what they were going for.
Everybody went out and bought St. Anger as soon as it came out, they had 3 million copies sold before word got out how bad it was. People will be a lot more cautious this time around, I expect it to start slowly and take off if it actually turns out to be good.
Listening to it now. I wish they would sh~t can Bob Rock, but this isn’t bad.
Cyanide’s my favorite of the six tracks posted.
I didn’t wait until it was available via bittorrent or limewire, I used Audacity to stream it to my hard drive (in stereo!) and then convert them to MP3’s.
Sounds awesome, thanks for the free Metallica music, Lars!
(Somehow I gotta think they’d know the capability to do what I did exists and that people would figure out how to stream the music from their site into a local audio file.)
Thanks for the heads up...
However, I must say that I am not too impressed with this go-around of Metallica. It sounds like they recorded it in someone’s living room (probably really did using Pro-Tools, something I purely hate as it has extreme latency and bizarre phasing induced by lack of processing power), mixed it with the snare mic loudest, and the fire is lacking.
Obviously, they are an incredible, legendary group, but something is amiss...Their music was never the type to lend itself to the band members growing older and wiser. It was visceral. Master of Puppets, Garage Days Re- and Re-Revisited, and Kill Em All stand as their premier masterpieces...
FRAN TIC TIC TOC
ill never have the 75 minutes of my life back from listening to st anger.
my expectations of the new album are low. the days of master of puppets and ride the lightning are long gone.
Give me fuel, give me fire, give me the MP3 I desire... F' Lars
Good. St. Anger sucked and blow'ed.
Speaking of metal... I was at the Masters of Metal show in Dallas a couple weeks ago... Testament, Motorhead, Heaven & Hell (R.J. Dio), and Judas Priest... Motorhead and Priest especially ROCKED!
I don’t care for All Nightmare Long (the single). But I will check out the rest. Thanks
1) Lars aweful snaredrum and the sterile production from St. Anger are there. No matter how heavier the songs are, it still sounds like it was recorded using a bunch of cheap gear in a Seattle grunge studio basement. Ok Metallica, its been close to 20 years you've been working with the same producer and the majority of it is forgettable. TRY A NEW PRODUCER FOR THE LOVE OF GOD!!!! Someone who isn't there going through the motions to collect a paycheck and do whatever you say James. Get Terry Date. Someone. Anyone, but Bob Rock!
2) Many of songs are giving me flashbacks of the band Overkill, especially the guitar playing and tone of Bobby Gustafson, one of the few musicians James respected and allowed into their dysfunctional inner circle. Its all over this album.
3) Challenge yourselves! Stop with the life coaches and counselors telling you what kind of music you should be making. This isn't Oprah or some lifetime channel movie.
4) The songs themselves are by far some of the best material they have put out in a long time, but the production ruins most of it.
5) Nice to hear that James unleashed Kirk to do some good solo and lead work again. It helped salvage this from being another St. Anger.
(6) Unforgiven III? Please, whoever needs to be forgiving for something they did to James, please work it out with him. No more ballads with piano and James singing like he's auditioning for american idol.
Are they the band with that song from the 80s, "Hello Yellow Butter"? They rock.
Yahh, it went a little something like that, just a couple different words.
That album that song came from “Under the Influence” was by far one of their weakest efforts.
I remember the video for that song was kind of bizarre. It was like Bobby Gustafson was doing a little tongue in cheek tribute to James with the white explorer.
I’d rank Overkill’s album “Taking Over” and especially “The years of decay” as easily some of the the best trash metal albums of all time. Albums’s like Peace sells by Megadeth, Bonded by blood - Exodus, Testement - Practice what you preach, Anthrax - Among the Living, Slayer - Reign in blood. And all the metallica albums from the 1980’s.
Don’t get me started..... ;) Ahhh...the memories.....
Rick Rubin produced
I think I saw Overkill in concert opening up for Motorhead in the late 80s. I can’t remember. Testament was great. Never got into Exodus. Megadeth’s first two albums were really good then they went downhill. Scott Ian and all his side projects (SOD, MOD, etc..) were way cool. Reign in Blood is still probably the hardest album ever... even though it was only about 10 minutes long.
...and oh yea, it should have been Ulrich under the bus.. F’ Lars.
99 problems but that’s great news :)
Almost all their stuff between The Black Album up to this one SUCKED. Saint Anger is the worst POS I've ever heard.
As long as the basics are good they can turn it into a killer when they do it live. Metallica in concert (except for that descent into idiocy with the orchestra) is Metallica at its best.
Saw Overkill open up for Motorhead and Slayer at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago. Overkill frankly sucked but when Lemmy’s ugly ass hit the stage all hell broke loose.... and did it ever, that pit was nasty.
Agreed, “And Justice for All” even started to get a little strained at times.
I loved “Reign in Blood”, a very fine album but “Hell Awaits”, pound for pound, smacked the shit out of most albums I’ve heard then and heard since.
Well opening up for those two bands would be a tall order, any day of the freakin century.
I remember seeing a tour called the monsters of metal tour in Seattle in the early 90’s with alice in chains, megadeth, slayer, and anthrax. Slayer made every other band look like crap. Alice Chains had that “what the hell are we doing on this tour” look on their faces. Dave Mustaine was in his downward spiral, and Anthrax absolutely sounded like crap.
Slayer crushed. The first 20 rows from the moment they started resembled shock and awe. Brutal. Bodies and seats flying everywhere.
Everytime I have seen Slayer, they have just destroyed anyone on the tour with them.
The onlytime they were equaled was when I saw them on one of the first ozzfest tours that included fear factory, rob zombie, and black sabbath headlining with Ozxy, Tony, and Gezzer. Wow. That was a show.
Both those albums are incredible. “Hell Awaits”, just like Metallica’s Kill Em’ All was production and songs that was right before those bands hit it big. It was before all the money and fame. Its when it was purely for the music and the fans.
Anthrax wasn't bad but man did Megadeth blow the big one, the people sitting on the lawn were throwing big pieces of sod into the pavilion area which the pavilion patrons then began taking that sod and launching them directly at Dave Mustaine.
Complete hilarity, Dave kept whining while dodging the divots that were smacking him in his puss. Needless to say he cut the set short and departed with a hearty "F*@% You!" to the audience who was more than happy to see his ass exit stage left... even...
Slayer pretty much ruled that night, not much left of the lawn after that. Dave Lombardo's machine gun double bass pretty much bitch slapped the crowd.
Testament... Alex Skolnick smoked.
I also enjoyed Slayer’s version of “Inna Gadda Davida” which was only available on the “Less Than Zero” sound track. Tommy got da pipes boyyyeeeeee!
Just gave it a listen and it’s has to be the worst engineered album I’ve ever heard. The band should sue.
We need songs like this again.