For Metallica fans, a new studio album is a big deal.
Their last album, 2003's St. Anger, drew less-than-stellar reviews from critics & fans alike. While I enjoyed a few tracks (namely the title track, Frantic, and Some Kind of Monster), the lack of guitar solos and the most-annoying-sounding snare drum ever (the term "st. anger" has become internet lingo synonymous for a "snare drum that sounds like a pile of trash cans") really hurt the album.
With Death Magnetic, Metallica promises a return to their roots. According to those able to "procure" leaked copies, as well as critics' reviews, they've succeeded.
Death Magnetic releases worldwide this Friday, September 12. Anyone else looking forward to this release? Still upset about the whole Napster fiasco???