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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 06:53 PM
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So, the newest Metallica CD is actually pretty good.
Been listening to it quite a bit this last month. I was into them way back in the Kill 'Em All days (saw them in a club with Slayer in '84), and while they'll never do another Ride or Master, this one is as good as ...And Justice For All (which I always felt was a mixed bag...some great songs, some lame ones). For the most part the mix is much better than anything they've done in a decade, at least. James still can't sing, but he never could, and at least this time his voice isn't too high in the mix. Lars' drums actually sound like drums this time around. Hammett has some great solos (I usually hate solos by anyone...a bunch of puffy shirt wearing mofos wanking for the most part). And Trujillo has always been good (SUICIDAL!).

This won't be knocking Deathspell Omega or Stupid Babies Go Mad out of my CD tray or anything, but compared to the wandering in the desert Metallica have been doing for the last 15 years this is a solid CD. There's a few songs I skip, but I do that with 80% of the bands I listen to. Yeah, I hate Lars, too, and the pic of them shopping still cracks me up. But for me, when it comes to music the music is the bottom line, not the personalities behind it (I listen to Burzum, so there ya go), and for the most part this is good music. As good as any other thrash band from the Bay Area these days (Exodus, Death Angel, Testament, etc).

I'd give it a solid 7 out of 10 (that's a good score for me...I'm a stingy prick). :)
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hobbit709 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 06:56 PM
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1. Compared to what?
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 07:03 PM
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2. St Anger, Load, Reload, the Black Album.
And most of the rest of the thrash that's out there these days.
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 07:13 PM
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3. It's way better than I had expected.
I'm still pissed at them for Napster, what they did was simply unforgiveable. Then the shitstorm surrounding St. Anger happened. I bought Death Magnetic after the insane amount of hype it got, and it definitely is a step in the right direction though but I think it might be too little too late.
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CRF450 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 07:13 PM
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4. Been listening to the new cd, along with All That Remains last two albums
Eh, I like All That Remains better.
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JeffR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 07:27 PM
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5. Anyone know where I can get a copy free?
;-)

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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 07:30 PM
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6. Yes.
:rofl:
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ACTION BASTARD Donating Member (765 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 08:56 PM
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7. Probably the same place I get all of metallica's music.
Ahoy music fan!
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RiffRandell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 09:01 PM
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8. I agree.
St. Anger totally sucked, and I have to say I wrote them off and still hate Lars as well. I was surprised; it's decent.
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mvd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 10:52 PM
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9. I'm a pop fan, but it's a good metal album
I would take your recommendation over mine on this kind of album, though. :hi:
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