Metallica came out with an album called Death Magnetic that nobody really paid any attention to despite its rave reviews and its success top charting in singles digits across the globe. Despite its success on the Billboard Charts, the Death Magnetic album sold less than the St. Anger album did. Death Magnetic sold 2.4 million copies. Just because you have a bestselling top charting album doesn’t mean that the album will be necessarily great. This album and St. Anger are examples of that.
By that time, Metallica had ran its course as a band despite the demands from fans to record new album including those live albums along with the rave reviews that supported them. Metallica as a band was getting sloppy and their sound wasn’t as distinctive or golden as it used to be despite selling millions of albums around the world with an average of 1 million sold in each continent on Earth. Metallica had ran its course as a heavy metal band. The public was moving on as expected in the ever rapid fast paced music industry. Metallica had ran its course as a heavy metal band. The public was moving on as expected in the ever rapid fast paced music industry. New fans were too demanding, the music industry was looking for the next big thing, and hardcore fans had given up on the band.
New heavy metal fans considered this a great comeback album while hardcore Metallica fans considered this album to be a terrible attempt of a comeback album. Hardcore Metallica fans argued that Metallica was loosing their sound and were no longer relevant. This dissuaded hardcore Metallica fans to no longer support the Metallica band.
I rate this album 2/5**.