Friday, September 12, 2008

Death Magnetic

Rating: 5 Skulls (see my Rating System, to the right) this one is a Must Own!

I woke up this morning to a brisk 64 degrees. (for those unaware, the family and I are currently in Wisconsin) Being from Florida, I am welcoming the change in weather!
What better way to start off the day of Metallica's 9th Studio Release?!? :-)

In my opinion, Metallica is the Best Band EVER!!! It is hard to believe that they have been around for 25 years now!!
I have been looking forward to this new album for months now, and I must say that it is well worth the wait!!! (though I was a little disappointed that Best Buy was not carrying the Limited Edition Coffin-Box Set, which had extra stuff, such as another CD with Demos, a Making-of the Album DVD, a Poster, T-Shirt, etc.) Oh Well, after having listened to the album, I am still content!

The Four Horsemen have gone back to their roots with this release - It is Fast, Hard, and Heavy!!! My Favorite Metallica Album, so far, has always been Master of Puppets - after listening to Death Magnetic, there is a possibilty that this may change. . . time will tell. . . I am one of those who lets the music float around in my head for a while - what is my favorite song today, may not be my favorite song a month from now.

Having already heard a couple of the songs from the album already (The Day That Never Comes, Cyanide, and My Apocalypse) I can tell you that Cyanide was my favorite. Now, after having listened to the complete album, I think that my favorite song, as of this posting, is going to be Broken, Beat, and Scarred - listening to it for the first time, I found myself shouting along ~ Show Your Scars. . . ROCK ON!!! :-)

I think that the deepest song, lyric wise, is probably The Judas Kiss (again, I've only listened to the album once)

I was also thrilled to hear a 10 minute Instrumental - Suicide & Redemption - just like back in the good 'ole days! :-)

[For a song-by-song review, visit my good friend Bill's Blog at]

Speaking of Bill, listening to this album brought back memories of when he and I, along with group of friends, used to play the role-playing game Vampire: The Masquerade into the wee hours of the morning, with Metallica blaring in the background! Good Times!!! :-)


FXguy said...

Awesome review, bud. I whole-heartedly agree, although my favorite on the album is still My Apocalypse.

Also, thanks for the advertising. :)

Of course I remember playing Vampire with our favorite band playing in the background!

thebonebreaker said...

Hey, you beat me to the punch, and I dug your song-by-song reviews! :-)


Fred [The Wolf] said...

Great review for a great album. Finally, Metallica has made a fantastic album. They seem to have lost some of their magic after The Black Album [was not digging St. Anger]. But Death Magnetic is awesome. I think My Apocalypse is my favorite song from it at the moment.

thebonebreaker said...

Right on Fred!

Bob Rock who?!?

Welcome Rick Rubin!!!


Keeya said...

Thanks for writing this.

thebonebreaker said...

My Pleasure Keeya!

Thanks for Reading! :-)