New Release Friday: I’m a sheep…..I waited in line for Metallica – Death Magnetic!

Today was the big day! Metallica released their new album, DEATH MAGNETIC, today and I was in line outside the record store to buy the CD. When I say “line”, there were 5 people there! This wasn’t like one of those midnight releases that we used to have back in the old days, this was just a typical Friday. Usually I’m waiting outside the local store on Tuesdays for new releases because there are only a couple of copies of some of the more obscure new albums but I am happy to report that the new Metallica record was well-stocked.

I’ve been a Metallica fan since the release of KILL’EM ALL back in ’83 and I have been a disappointed fan since the LOAD and RELOAD albums. I just couldn’t get into those albums. ST. ANGER was just a horrible album! With over a decade of disappointment I was still out there waiting for the new Metallica album like a sheep! I could have easily waited, maybe even downloaded the leaked album earlier in the week, but I was out there at 9:45am waiting for the doors to the store to open.


Hope. Maybe this would be the album that brings the band back as close as they can get to their pre-BLACK album days. Or this could be the second biggest train wreck of their career! Either way, I had to hear it all for myself. Aside from a couple of full songs, I decided to ignore all the samples and album previews online.

So what did my trouble get me? The album for $12.88 and a free DEATH MAGNETIC pint glass. You can get the pint glass online from Newbury Comics while supplies last.

A review will be very soon…..

6 comments on “New Release Friday: I’m a sheep…..I waited in line for Metallica – Death Magnetic!

  1. I picked mine up at Wal-mart. I didn’t listen to any of the samples or previews online. I am going to judge the album as a whole and was content to wait for it to be released. I have only listened to it once so far, but need to listen to it two more time to really get a good handle on where it’s it.

  2. I also picked it up at Newbury Comics in Faneuil Hall during lunch yesterday. I had heard the two tracks and the leak and it is pretty good. Definitely no where near their glory days in the 80’s but what can you do. It is still a solid album from them. I’ll take a deeper listen to it when I get it properly ripped to my iPod for my train ride.

    And the free pint glass was a nice touch! I missed Newbury Comics so much from living in Texas!!

  3. I bought the cd too and like you steve didnt liked METALLICA on their LOAD and RELOAD albums but i am very happy with their new release.
    BUY OR DIE for anybody that ones like METALLICA.

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