I get into some of the older Metallica. A lot of the newer songs from many bands don't sound great because they are different. Give them some time and they grow on you. Linkin Park is another great example of this.
i personally feel that St anger wasnt that bad, i can listen to it without cringing
but personally death magnetic wasnt pleasing at all, the only good song that came from that album was the day that never comes, everything else wasnt metallica to me..and lets not forget to mention how they tried to make an unforgiven 3 and failed!!