He has a valid point, Rozy157. I didn't like this either. I am glad you liked it, but with SO MANY great bands out there (admittedly, mostly underground-ish Thrash bands) I don't have the time to let Metallica's last "effort" "grow" on me. Metallica stinks of business to me. It's good to make money making music, but seeing all the promotion hype while many, many other greater bands are generally ignored is a crime. It always happens, and it's better that way, as commercial success often dilutes the best of music. It's still an unfair situation to hard-working, Thrash-loving bands: everybody else has to have a normal job (usually) while gigging, etc., while Metallica needs years and years of sitting on their collective *sses to finally produce an album that just sucks (IMO.) How can you call these guys "gods" of metal? One of the most overrated bunch of lazy guys. Commercial success is NOT greatness. Sorry, Metallica fans, it's not against you, but I used to also like them back in the eighties, and this is not THAT Metallica anymore. Same ol' story, but Cliff was really Metallica's greatest member. You've heard it before, you hear it again. It's just sad, but true, as they say. As I've stated before, as a stand-alone album, I don't like DM. Imagine it's not Metallica, just a random band. I still cannot like this, it's pretty bland in my opinion. The slowness of it all kills any redeeming qualities it may have had. It's just "heavier," and fakely technical. To say that most songs are "epic" is laughable to me; if they are LONG, it's because they were made long for the sakes of being long, and because they are pretty slow and pretty much plod along. That said, it's only my viewpoint, and I love Thrash above any other metal genre, so you know where I am coming from. Again, I mean no offense, enjoy! But I know I am not missing out on anything: I have plenty of Thrash to bang my head to, thank you very much.