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Metallica Death Magnetic

#1 Post by sap » Thu Sep 18, 2008 5:51 pm

Any reviews.
I heard a couple of songs, sounds promising and they play guitar solos.
Better than St. Anger.

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#2 Post by Breeder » Thu Sep 18, 2008 6:39 pm

To be honest, drums are just too loud and beated without any subtlety , solos are played like it`s their purpose just to be played, nothing else...

Ryhtm guitar is repeating too much, James`s singing has pretty much gotten worse since last albums...

It`s pessimistic but it`s my opinion...sorry if I insulted anyone ...

P.S. It`s Death Magnetic, not Death Magnet

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#3 Post by al » Fri Sep 19, 2008 12:23 am

meh its alrite but i despise the drums so much, there so bad and its just kinda like riff after riff

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#4 Post by Big Bad Bill » Fri Sep 19, 2008 1:54 am

Yeah, those cymbals are so loud and frequently used-I have tinnitus after a few songs. I'll turn down my treble and give it another listen or two.

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#5 Post by Jeries » Fri Sep 19, 2008 7:39 am

i bought it at midnight the day it came out...

although i could give it a very long review...
i like it
not THAT bad

many have called it the lost album between 'and justice' and 'the black album'

overall i'm not thrilled with rick rubans production value...

the shortest song is like 6 min and the longest is 10

vocally i'm not happy with it- not one melody on the album

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#6 Post by Big Bad Bill » Fri Sep 19, 2008 9:56 am

I had it on in the background this afternoon and it did sound like just one long song! Those cymbals.......GRRRRRRRRR!

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#7 Post by aalloca » Fri Sep 19, 2008 12:02 pm

Admitting I have not bought the whole album.. Listened to about 4 tracks online etc..

I think it sounds contrived and weak.. They try too hard with the stop and starts and the quick dual harmony guitars to fool the listener into a return to form, plus Hammett's solos are boring, not they were ever great.

I was pulling for them since Trujillo is a monster bass player, but even Rick Rubin can't save them.

I hate the songs. I will continue to play Puppets, Justice, and Garage days.

I listened to Justice the other day after hearing cyanide and others and it's no comparison..

They went from a PHD to GED since then. Weak and like others said Hetfield's vocals are not good.


Funny thing, they sold 500K albums.... joke's on us.

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#8 Post by GYiakoumi » Fri Sep 19, 2008 4:25 pm

Improvement from St. Anger
It's no Black album

Glad they brought the old logo + guitar solos back (even though the solos/lead is about too loud in the mix for my taste, much preferred it Fade To Black style.

I Actually liked it overall.

I don't see much of a connection between Unforgiven 3 and the previous two.

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#9 Post by RAI » Fri Sep 19, 2008 9:25 pm

Sounds like a rather weak attempt at trying to re-create the old-school Metallica.

Under-producing isn't enough to accomplish that...

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#10 Post by acoates » Sat Sep 20, 2008 3:55 am

Auuuutooooooootuuuune

I never thought I'd see the day Metallica of all bands would allow it used on a record.

Also, why is it so hard for people to come to terms with the fact a band's genius may eventually be completely tapped? Sometimes moving on and trying different things with different musicians is the only way to keep creativity.

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#11 Post by al » Sat Sep 20, 2008 6:03 am

where di u hear autotune?

some songs u can hear it much more than others jus wondeirn what bits so i can go listen :D i remember listenin to a band a few months back that used it terribly

awsome software though, but can be overused

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#12 Post by Guitarmiester » Sat Sep 20, 2008 6:42 am

RAI wrote:Sounds like a rather weak attempt at trying to re-create the old-school Metallica.
+1

It sounds as if they've tried so hard to go back to their thrash days by hacking away at riffs that sound forced.

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#13 Post by Mr. Supertron » Sat Sep 20, 2008 9:55 am

It's better than st anger but they aren't the same metallica as back in the day. It seems that they actually tried this time around.

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#14 Post by acoates » Sat Sep 20, 2008 3:22 pm

brother al wrote:where di u hear autotune?

some songs u can hear it much more than others jus wondeirn what bits so i can go listen :D i remember listenin to a band a few months back that used it terribly

awsome software though, but can be overused
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKcHftQoQp4

Just on this song, the whole vocal sounds like it's been treated, but the audible slips that I can hear straight off are in italics

2:01 He hits the flesh

2:12 block your eyes

2:50 coo-oo-oo-oomes The last little ornament isn't completely human

Can't really be bothered with any more as I'm not a huge fan of the song.

To be honest the vocals are drenched in phase vocoder as well as the noticable warbles which are usually the main giveaway and it's just lazy.

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#15 Post by GYiakoumi » Sat Sep 20, 2008 4:13 pm

Guitarmiester wrote:
RAI wrote:Sounds like a rather weak attempt at trying to re-create the old-school Metallica.
+1

It sounds as if they've tried so hard to go back to their thrash days by hacking away at riffs that sound forced.
having said that, If they released this before St. Anger, (and St. Anger was never even made) would you still be sayin that?

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