If you like old school Metallica (the albums before "The Black Album"), you're in for a treat. This ENTIRE album is in the vein of "Puppets" and "Justice" which is what we've all been waiting for. I've been listening to it for about a week now and it is absolutely infectious. It's one to put on, let ride and wonder how 40-somethings can sound this ferocious close to 10 years after the masterpiece that is "Justice." The review don't lie either: Death Magnetic : Metallica : Review : Rolling Stone The Allmusic Blog » Metallica - Death Magnetic: Kirk Hammett Has His Revenge PS - Best Buy has this and all of the other "classic" Metallica albums ("Lightning," "Puppets," "Justice") plus "The Black Album" for $9.99. Not too shabby for replacing old, scrathed up copies.