Artist: Metallica Track: "Day That Never Comes" Album: Death Magnetic

While this isn't quite the return to speed-metal roots that I've been promised by much pre-album hype, this song is a great nod to some of the best songs in Metallica's catalogue, most notably "For Whom the Bell Tolls" and "Unforgiven." And while coming about five years out of vogue, the video taking serious issue with the Iraq war is powerful. I expect big things from this album, which drops Sept.12.