Return of The Four Horsemen
I've played this album what must be a dozen times since delivery on Monday! I wasn't too convinced on listening the first time around, however I would now say that this album is certainly up there with their best. The recollaboration with producer Rick Rubin is noteable in steering them back towards familiar territories, as under Bob Rock I'm not sure that they were completely comfortable with the experimental material on thier last album St.Anger. However with 5 years to craft something together this album should in fact be a masterpiece; but alas it isn't, although as I've already mentioned it is one of their best. Looking at each track individually I'd say two tracks are probably worthy of being included within their all time top ten; in particular 'Cyanide' where James Hetfield hisses the words 'suicide' and 'cyanide' as if an aggrivated viper! Play it loud!