Metallica ‎– Death Magnetic

Warner Bros. Records ‎– 508732-1
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Gatefold

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Ted Jensen is credited on the sleeve for Mastering, but deadwax has Kevin Grays initials on all four sides.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scan; Format: UPC_A): 093624983552
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): [etched] 1-508732 - ARe S-66870 KPG@ATM 17790.1(3)
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): [etched] 1-508732 - BRe S-66871 KPG@ATM 17790.2(3)
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C): [etched] 1-508732 - CRe S-66872 KPG@ATM 17790.3(3)
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D): [etched] 1-508732 - DRe S-66873 KPG@ATM 17790.4(3)
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

Other Versions (5 of 102) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
508732-2 Metallica Death Magnetic(CD, Album) Warner Bros. Records 508732-2 US 2008 Sell This Version
1773726, 00602517737266 Metallica Death Magnetic(CD, Album) Vertigo, Vertigo 1773726, 00602517737266 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
508732-1 Metallica Death Magnetic(2xLP, Album, TP) Warner Bros. Records 508732-1 US 2008 Sell This Version


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December 3, 2018
I've read about pressing issues , surface noise , and just general poor quality with this release , but other than the actual album being mastered poorly , my pressing is fine , minimal surface noise , perfect trackability , the album still sounds like crap , all versions do except the fan made guitar hero version , but if you need this for the collection , dont hesitate to pick up this original pressing , its not bad at all.


September 17, 2018
edited 2 months ago
This album sounds more like late era Slayer then Metallica. Maybe that was the point. I made sure I borrowed it at a library and copied it so Lars won't get a dime.


June 14, 2016
I have a mispress of this album. Disc 1 has side 2 on both sides while the labels are correct. Anyone heard of this error? Don't see a separate item for it.


May 25, 2014

Death Magnetic brings Metallica back to respectability IMO. Since the Load albums and the failed attempt with St. Anger, I kind of wrote them off. Lucky for me, several years after the release, I found a copy of the CD in my local library. Since it was free, I decided to give it chance. Having zero expectations for it, I was shocked how good it was. Back are the chunky driving guitar rhythms and more importantly are the crazy breaks that send the song in completely different direction. The production isn't as crisp as there classics but I think its give the album a more of a live feel.

I listened to DM for the first time in a while today and I decided, what the hell. Write my first review here on Discogs.

I am now, in first time in a long time, looking forward to Metallica's next release.


August 4, 2011

Since it is filed under Reviews, I figured it was for my review of the album.


January 23, 2011
Is this for reviews and comments or for personal history on how I bought the album and listened to it for the first time? Is this an objective website which purpose is to document releases or is it a personal blog about my personal experiences?


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.