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2 stars Beyond Magnetic EP is basicly 4 songs that weren't included on the Death Magnetic album, because they were restricted to have only 10 songs on that record. The vocals are not mastered so I won't bash them too much on this review.

Let's start with the first song, Hate Train. Hate Train is a song that goes very nice on the beginning, then it gets very boring, and then you get into it again. The main riff kinda reminds me of their song Fuel. I'm going to jump straigh to Hell and Back now. Hell And Back is kind of a ballad, one of my favorite songs on this EP. The intro is very catchy and the main riff kicks ass. It's a very nice song actually, I love the feeling in it. It has some cool transitions, really nice riffs, it's obviously one of the best songs on Beyond Magnetic. Just A Bullet Away is just another song on this record, nothing special, the riffs are interesting though. This song was kinda boring, maybe one of the worst songs on the album, I was begging for it to end, I had to put all my effort on finishing the song. Rebel of Babylon is one of the best songs on the EP, after being tortured by 7 minutes of boredom with Just A Bullet Away, this song really brought me pleasure, the riffs are very fast and aggressive, it's really kickass, maybe it blows away any of the songs on Death Magnetic.

The highlights on the album are for sure 'Hell and Back' and 'Rebel of Babylon'.

I don't think this is a good album at all, there are 2 songs that are great, but apart from that, I wouldn't give it more than a 3, altough, I'll give it a 2, it's just for collectors and fans.

ThrasherPT | 2/5 |


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