Yeah they redeemed themselves finally! Metallica was the reason I started paying guitar way, way, way back in the day. Their last few albums have sucked, and then there was that whole Metallica versus Napster deal that just made them suck even harder.
But I’m letting their past slide (mainly because all their pissing did was kill Napster, but all the press made P2P file sharing skyrocket anyways). Their latest album Death Magnetic is fantastic. I can’t stop listening to it, and I’m ready to buy a guitar again and relearn how to headbang.