I was really feeling this newly released "Taste of Death" from Metallica today. It's got a hot groove to it. I can definitely see this song competing with the latest from Mustaine & Co. The solo is nice and long; very bluesy with a great harmony line at the end. I could probably play it (lol) but that doesn't mean that it's not good.
Also on the Metallica site is their music video (or short film, as they say) for the song The Day That Never Comes. The point of the video slightly escapes me - it seemed to revolve around war in the middle east but the first half focused on a hardship and the second (I think?) focused on perceptions between soldiers and civilians. I like the quality of the presentation and the song definitely rocks for me now. The actual point though... confusing!