listened to the first track of the new metallica album last night. everyone is ranting and raving about how good it is. i didn't dig the first track. PM me if you want the whole thing in advance. i may be able to point you in the proper direction.
I didn't really care that Metallica rolled out with a new album. I was expecting a debacle like St. Anger, how it was supposed to be somewhat of a reboot of the glory days. I've only listened to one song from them and thought it was alright. Better than St. Anger, much better than Load/Reload, and actually had a few touches of the classics, namely ...And Justice For All but I'd probably pass. Metal isn't quite what it used to be anyway, although some of the classic Thrash bands do produce some solid stuff even today.