Over the past 30 years Metallica has proven time and again why they are the greatest heavy metal band of all time. Beyond Magnetic, a four track EP released December 13th, proves that age hasn’t diminished Metallica it has only made them masters of their craft as they sound tighter, cleaner, and more vicious than ever before. As we are accustomed to, the EP reveals Kirk Hammett’s monster guitar riffs, Lars Ulrich’s beastly drumming, and James Hetfield’s aggressive lyrical work in a short yet undisputed masterpiece. It wields a timeless assualt which has defined Metallica for thirty years. Beyond Magnetic may only consist of four tracks but it is “beyond” excellent and proves Metallica’s brilliance once again.