Metallica’s Death Magnetic: Track Listing and Album Art

Normally we wouldn’t do any sort of news here at Been Bad Productions, but I feel this is a special case. Metallica recently announced the name of their 9th studio album, Death Magnetic, and even more recently released the track listing and album art for it (seen above).

The track listing is as follows:

That Was Just Your Life

The End of the Line

Broken, Beat, and Scarred

The Day That Never Comes

All Nightmare Long

Cyanide

The Unforgiven III

The Judas Kiss

Suicide & Redemption

My Apocalypse

Interestingly, two of the titles on the new album are titles of Arch Enemy songs as well. But what really has many longtime Metallica fans in a fuss is the second sequel to a classic Metallica song, The Unforgiven. Personally, I’m a fan of the previous two and I expect that the conclusion of the Unforgiven Trilogy, as I’m now calling it, will be able to stand against them. Overall both the name of the album and the track titles seem to be a bit of a departure from previous Metallica albums, which may be good or bad depending on how you look at it.

Early reviews have been mostly positive. Ex-Guns N’ Roses/Velvet Revolver drummer Matt Sorum gave his opinion that the songs had “all these tempo changes…crazy fast.” Thrashits.com dubbed it a “vast improvement on St. Anger” and that “it is unlikely [that] Metallica fans will be disappointed with the new material, which contains arguably their most complex, multi-layered arrangements yet and sees a definite return to the bludgeoning, relentless, galloping riffs of their Kill ’em All/Ride the Lightning era.” Thequietus.com was pleased with three out of the six songs and stated that the first song they heard was “the best Metallica song in ages, perhaps since the 1980’s” but that the rest were “mediocre.”

Death Magnetic is being produced by Rick Rubin, and will be released in September.

UPDATE: Figured I would add these reviews as well, also very positive: Kerrang! and Metal Hammer.

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~ by Alex Stone on July 25, 2008.

One Response to “Metallica’s Death Magnetic: Track Listing and Album Art”

  1. Thanks for nice and usefull article.

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