At this stage in their career Metallica will not likely ADD new fans.
Maybe with the addition of their 'Guitar Hero' came in the summer of 2009; but not with LP's such as Death Magnetic.
With Metallica, what you hear is what you get. Their will be no change. No abandoning the formula that brought them here. Even Rick Rubin producing doesn't raise the stakes much.
What you get is Metallica. This is Metallica circa 1997, when they ruled the world. The sound hasn't changed. The lyrics haven't changed. Only the band, as you see them have changed.
Stints with Rehab, legal battles, fan division and fame have not changed the band. Their is no maturity. There is no looking back.
If you are a true Metallica fan that is likely a good thing. The public? We like our stars to have learned something, to have changed along with us.
The 10 songs featured on their latest release tear through your senses. Songs like "All Nightmare Long","Cyanide","The Judas Kiss" and "Suicide Redemption" show you in name alone that Metallica has not mellowed.
You will find no surprises here. A straight forward Heavy Metal record. It is what Metallica does best.
Pick this LP up if you like your music served ala 12 years ago. If not, slap on "The Unforgiven" and remember when these guys really were great.
6 Stars out of 10.
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