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Review: Metallica’s “Death Magnetic”

It’s been over five years since Metallica released their last album, St. Anger, in June 2003. Despite many favorable reviews, many die-hard fans were disappointed, noting the album’s down-tuned guitars, lack of solos and tinny snare drum. The album also marked the last collaboration between Metallica and longtime producer Bob Rock. Fast forward to late 2008:  Metallica’s ninth studio album was released on September 10, 2008, titled Death Magnetic. The highly…