The new Metallica CD just showed up in my mailbox. I bought tix to the upcoming tour last week on a promo pre-sale. Each ticket included a copy of the new album.
1st, this thing rocks! No more wussy stuff, No more of Lars banging on a cowbell. The snare is back, Kirks solos are back! :thumbup
Thank you Rick Ruben for giving my favorite band a much needed shot in the arm. This sounds like it was influenced from Kill Em All through And Justice For All. There is just enough new sound to keep it fresh, nut sounds much more like old Metallica.