It's been 8 years since Metallica last released an album. Death Magnetic was a truly awesome album but then anything that followed St Anger really had to be.
When you have to wait a long time it is easy enough for an album to be over-hyped (Chinese Democracy anyone?) but this one does live up to the hype. My only criticism actually is that is it probably a bit too long. There are some cracking tracks on the album though, notably Moth into Flame and Atlas, Rise!
It may have taken a while but bravo boys! Looking forward to seeing it performed live soon!
You can listen to the full album on Spotify here.