For me this was one of the most eagerly waited albums of 2008 and I was just hoping so badly that they didn't let me down. . . . .And I have to say they have not by any means, equally they haven't blown me away with their astonishing return to "the black album" or "and justice for all" but this is a really good album!
Highlights for me have to be "cyanide", "broken beat and scarred" and "that was just your life", fast, heavy, well written lyrics and one hell of a pounding bass line, hats off to trujillo!
One thing I would like to point out however, dunno if this is just me but does anyone else think that this album has a lot of similarities to "St.Anger"? Obviously a whole lot better but I still really see that direction in some of the songs.
On the whole, a great album, well worth £8.95 and a good sign of things to come for the band.