Sound — 9
When I heard this CD I was very pleased with the sound. Its much more like Metallica then the last album was. It is probably there heaviest album but it is one of their best in my opinion. It has a perfect combination of soft and heavy songs. Also, it has the next Unforgiven. The Unforgiven III might be my favorite of the Unforgivens although it is a tough call because they are all really good. Then this album has some of Metallica's heaviest songs including All Nightmare Long and Cyanide. Overall this album has really great sound with the exception of few songs.
Lyrics — 10
The lyrics are good. The Day That Never Comes, has amazing lyrics though. I feel that this song is very influential. Then, there is the Unforgiven III. These two songs alone make the album worth it. Both have very good lyrics. The music fits perfect with the lyrics. The singer is James Hetfield. Enough said. But for those of you who haven't hear Metallica before, he is one of my favorite singers of all time.
Overall Impression — 10
I guess you can compare it to Slayer's World Painted Blood, and Megadeth's Endgame. Although I like all of these albums, Death Magnetic is my favorite of the new thrash albums. I am very impressed with The Day That Never Comes, The Unforgiven III, All Nightmare Long and Cyanide. I love these songs most about it. If I lost it I would definitely get it again. I listen to this album a lot. Metallica Rocks!