Metallica: Death Magnet

Although I listen to music almost exclusively on my iPod/iPhone/iMac these days (Stick a lower case i in front of a piece of technology and chances are, I’ll buy it), I still like to buy on CD rather than downloading. I think the main reason for this is the packaging, I’m a big fan of a nicely packaged album with a wealth of information and lyrics. So my first impression of “Death Magnet” after ripping into the days Amazon parcels was favourable. Like the last Iron Maiden album, they’re not messing around with 3 to 4 minute little ditties. When you’ve gone to the trouble of discovering a good riff, why not play it for 8-10 minutes.