Metallica ‎– Death Magnetic

Warner Bros. Records ‎– 508732-2
CD, Album


1 That Was Just Your Life 7:08
2 The End Of The Line 7:52
3 Broken, Beat & Scarred 6:25
4 The Day That Never Comes 7:56
5 All Nightmare Long 7:57
6 Cyanide 6:39
7 The Unforgiven III 7:46
8 The Judas Kiss 8:00
9 Suicide & Redemption 9:57
10 My Apocalypse 5:01



Warner Bros. Records Inc., A Warner Music Group Company
(C)(P) 2008 E/M Ventures
Made in U.S.A.

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  • Barcode: 0 9362-49861-8 8

Other Versions (5 of 90) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
00602517737266 Metallica Death Magnetic(10xFile, AAC, Album) Vertigo 00602517737266 Europe 2008
1773726 Metallica Death Magnetic(CD, Album) Vertigo 1773726 Malaysia 2008 Sell This Version
none Metallica Death Magnetic(10xFile, FLAC, Album, 24-) Blackened Recordings none US 2016
00602517737310 Metallica Death Magnetic(5x12", Album + Box, Ltd, S/Edition) Vertigo 00602517737310 Europe 2008 Sell This Version
none Metallica Death Magnetic(CD, Album) Vertigo none Russia 2016 Sell This Version


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September 24, 2008
So, I finally get the call from my local record dealer that the vinyl release of Death Magnetic is available. I immediately jump in my car and drive down there to pick up the thing, and it's surprisingly cheap for the double-LP. Only $18CAD.

The first thing I do when I get home is break that baby open and give it a whirl, and since I'd been saving my first audition of the album for this moment, the whole thing was new to me, save for The Day That Never Comes, which I've heard numerous times prior.

Immediately I think of their old school heavy guitar riffs and insane solos. It is reminiscent of ...And Justice For All. We are back into the days of old, with classic Metallica 7 and 9 and even 10 minute long songs. Insane solos and madman drumming. Enjoyable through evey track, despite what people say about Metallica since St. Anger, which by the way wasn't even that bad of an album.

The double-LP vinyl edition came with a standard gatefold case and plain jane paper sleeves for the disks. The vinyl seems heavy enough, but I'm not sure what they consider to be heavy vinyl anyways. The sound quality is good. I won't say that I am amazed with this press. It does sound excellent. And unlike the compact disc version is impervious to the clipping errors. But there are times when the percussion sounds muddled due to poor mastering. I would imagine that is simply how it sounds. It just doesn't always sound clean.

Overall an excellent album. I urge you to go out and buy this album on whatever medium you prefer. Definitely worth every penny.


September 24, 2008

This is a fairly average release plagued by poor recording quality; a fair portion of the album clips/distorts, especially the percussion. However, those disappointed with St. Anger will be happy to hear that this album sounds (stylistically) a lot more like Metallica's ...And Justice For All / "Black Album" material (no "banging on metal pots" drums, for one).

I was disappointed to see that the silver "Metallica / Death Magnetic" labeling that appears to be printed on the front flap is actually just a sticker on the shrink wrap. The paper case has a coffin-shaped hole that continues all the way through the booklet (the booklet was printed around the holes so the content is still readable, though awkward).

I got this album as part of buying concert tickets, but I expect the major allure of that venture is being able to download a recording of the concert you attend. Overall, I would recommend looking for this at your local library or borrowing it from a friend before deciding to purchase the album.