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Review: “Death Magnetic,” Metallica

Posted in Review with tags , , , , on September 7, 2008 by 30daysout

This Friday, Metallica will rule the earth once again.  That’s the release date of their newest album, Death Magnetic, and not only is it the metal album of the year, it’s one of the better rock efforts of the past few months.  You don’t have to go very deep into the first song “That Was Just Your Life” to get the Metallica sound that many fans despaired of ever hearing again – Kirk Hammett and James Hetfield’s guitars explode like an atomic bomb.

Far as I can figure, Death Magnetic is tied together with a despairing theme of death, war, violence, whatever.  It’s kind of tough to decipher what Hetfield’s singing about at times, although the domestic violence imagery hits hard in “The Day That Never Comes” and “Broken, Beat & Scarred.” 

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