No I haven't but I am not going to buy their album since they balked on the whole Napster thing so I will not be purchasing their album they also have a You Tube channel too. I am no longer a Metallica fan at all any more.
I wanted to get Metallica's new album "Death Magnetic" I'm NOT a Metallica fanboy (for obvious reasons "NAPSTER, RIAA...) but I've enjoyed most of their "Music" throughout the years.
Although I wanted to "Stick it to the Man" and nick their album online for Free I decided to pay for it; Shopping around I found the DRM free MP3 album.
But here's the problem.
People are complaining about sound quality on the MP3, CD and even the LP versions.
The main complaint is distortion, clipping and drastic changes in volume within individual tracks throughout the album, the consensus seems to be that they screwed this up in the studio.
Apparently there is no original analog master? and according to some: "Metallica allowed the producers to record their instrument/vocal tracks at or very close to the 0 db level,..with the music already maxed out on the volume side all the clipping they recorded while in the studio made its way into the final mix."
With so many people having the same type of complaint obviously there is some issue here.
Has anyone heard anything about this irreparable sound issue ?
On a side note with Metallica's historical views on digital distribution and their recent "accidental" clamp down earlier this year of blogger's early reviews
I find it ironic when they've finally accepted digital distribution as a legitimate and legal method of acquiring music,
they may have put out a flawed digital copy?
"Karma's a Bee-och"
Love BOL You guys keep rockin
ps do a search on amazon's & itunes reviews for the 1 stars people are pissed??
Various reviewers below:, I can't link to the itunes reviews?