Well, I finished listening to Death Magnetic my first time around last night. I'd have to say, it exceed my expectations. While there are some songs that sound like the Load/ReLoad era (Cyanide, Unforgiven III), most of the other songs are full on classic Metalli-thrash. My favorite tracks are That Was Just Your Life, Day That Never Comes, All Nightmare Long, and the Battery/Damage Inc. esque My Apocalypse. Overall, I think this album is worthy standing up alongside Kill 'Em All, MOP, and RTL in any metalheads collection.