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DEATH MAGNETIC

Metallica

 

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3.35 | 284 ratings

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snobb
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5 stars Whenever there is not heavy metal site, it's nothing strange in big amount of very positive and very negative reviews of this Metallica album.For sure, there are few reasons why people like or hate this music. But quite often the main reason is if you tolerate trash/speed metal, or not.

In my opinion, speaking about heavy metal in total,Metallica is BEST world heavy metal group for a present moment. For sure, their role in progresive music is absolutely different.

I liked their early works, starting from fast'n'eavy Thunder and Lighting. After "Black Album"they had some strange period, but returned back in form right now.

Heavy drum passages, cold guitar pulsation ( no solos, no way!), some melodic lines, epic songs, few acoustic intros - all you waiting from any strong Metallica album.

The day that never come is well known because of perfect video ( VH1 is full of it month after month). Some speed elements included in usual guitar sound.

Traditionally, another version of Unforgiven. Everyone knows this melody, but I like to listen re- newed version again and again.

To be honest, the album nas two weak points only: 1) it isn't prog at all ( for me it isn't weak point, but because of site specific it should be counted as weak point), and 2) many songs are technically perfect, but melodically faceless.

In total, absolutely perfect heavy metal album, but because of site specific should be awarded just of 4,5 stars.

snobb | 5/5 |

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