Death Magnetic

Metallica - Death Magnetic
Critic Score
Based on 17 reviews
2008 Ratings: #141 / 758
Year End Rank: #36
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Based on 259 ratings
2008 Ratings: #187
Liked by 2 people
September 12, 2008 / Release Date
LP / Format
Warner Bros., Vertig / Label
Thrash Metal / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

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Pitchfork

Metallica became the world's biggest metal band by doing everything right. Then they went and did everything wrong. Their first four records were classic permutations of 1980s thrash: The ferociously raw Kill 'Em All, the increasingly epic Ride the Lightning and Master of Puppets, and the toweringly technical ...And Justice for All. Until the latter, Metallica refused to make an MTV video. Self-dubbed "Alcoholica", the band cultivated a blue-col

lar image. However, on 1991's eponymous album (aka "The Black Album"), they went mainstream with radio-friendly ballads, losing old fans but gaining millions of new ones.

AffanAhmad
85
Aside from horrible production choices, this album delivers in every other way. Powerful riffs, catchy hooks, And blistering solos. This album always made me question why anyone would choose to work with Rick Rubin
21stcenturyschi
58
Death Magnetic, released in 2008, is the 9th album by Metallica. After their first four albums, the black album was released, which sort of a break from thrash metal, and they went for a more radio friendly heavy metal sound. Now on death magnetic, Metallica attempts to return to their thrash roots, which is loved by a lot of classic fans, who claims that the band was "selling out". Maybe it's just because this is a follow up to Load, Reload and St. Anger, but I'm really not seeing ... read more
MrMercury7
54
At least Metallica had an excuse for why St. Anger Sucked.

Fav Tracks: All Nightmare Long, The Day That Never Comes, The Unforgiven lll

Least Fav: My Apocalypse
slickleg
75
Fuck it, I’m a fan of this album. “All Nightmare Long” is a fucking masterpiece and a half, and “The Day That Never Comes” is great, “Cyanide”, “Judas Kiss” and “The Unforgiven 3” are all pretty good, and it has a few other decent to good ones. Not nowhere near their peak thrash records but a great comeback to the sound, despite how overproduced and compressed it may be...
JayCrackers
55
Some form of return after the, debate-ably the worst Metallica record, but to say this album is a return to form back into their glory days is a laughable statement. This album suffers a lot of problems. One, the songs are too long with too little, unlike tracks form ..And Justic For All where every second of that album was justified on Death Magnetic it feels like at least 15 minutes could be cut from this album and you wouldn't notice it or might even be better. Secondly, this album sounds ... read more
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Track List

  1. That Was Just Your Life
  2. The End of the Line
  3. Broken, Beat & Scarred
  4. The Day That Never Comes
  5. All Nightmare Long
  6. Cyanide
  7. The Unforgiven III
  8. The Judas Kiss
  9. Suicide & Redemption
  10. My Apocalypse
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