℗ 2016 Blackened Recordings
Hardwired…To Self-Destruct (Deluxe) Tracklist:
Really bad. Second and third songs are ok. The rest are not much more than a bunch of riffs strung together. No energy or creativity. Same old same old. Buy the second and third songs and save your money by skipping the rest.
This album came out more than two years ago and I'm still listening to "Halo on Fire" and "Spit out the Bone" at least several times a week. Overall, the Album was fun, and had some dirgy weak spots, but mostly fun. To anyone who says "This isnt my Metallica... waaaa waaa waaaa" (seriously, this is what you sound like to the rest of us) shut up and play "Spit Out the Bone" until you remember what ROCK is. That song is legendary. Period. There is no further discussion needed. Spit out the $%#[email protected] BONE is a masterpiece.
I love it! Sounds like some of their old school stuff. Reminds me of a time when I was filled with all the teenage angst. That was before I grew up and realized what angst really was!!!
What's with having this album on 2 discs? You mean to tell me that they can't fit 12 songs on 1 disc? Of course if you got the deluxe edition you get 3 discs and here's where they show how stupid they are, so they can fit 79 minutes on 1 disc which would be disc 3 but they can't fit 77 minutes on 1 disc? So they have to use 2 discs for 12 songs,! Really? Just a good thing I didn't buy this on cd
St. Anger was alright, but this sounds more like the Black album than the other one does. My favorite is Moth Into Flame, and this album announces the return of Metallica and probably the best album after 1993’s load. Reload was not all that great, but this is great for modern Metal. AND WELCOME BACK!!!!
Metallica is back and they are strong and confident. Musically these guys are sounding great. SPIT OUT THE BONE is the best track on this album hands down. If you are a skeptical Metallica fan that’s worried their days were over please listen to this beauty. My favorite tracks off this album are: Hardwired, Altas Rise, Spit out the Bone, Halo on Fire, Am I Savage?, Moth into Flame, Confusion, Now That We're Dead and Here Comes Revenge. Overall the Hardwired to Self-Destruct sounds like Justice/Kill'Em All/Ride and a splash of the Load/Reload era. Yes I know, people hate the mention of Load or Reload, but we have to face the facts: James’s voice changed after he threw his vocals out in 91. The songs that most feel like Load/Reload are: Dream No More, Murder One, and ManUNKind. I'm not hating on these songs, they just took longer for me to get into them. They have their great moments too, but they are slower songs and a bit lackluster compared to the rest of the album. The only reason I feel this way about those tracks is because most of this album is such an awesome fast kick in the face I wasn’t ready for any slowdowns. Do I love this album yes!! I think this is a great Metallica Album, happy they are making Fast Heavy Metal. This is a must own album for tallica fans.
This is their best album since Jason Newsted left. The crown jewel of this set is 'Spit Out The Bone'. It can stand toe to toe with ANY track in Metallica's mythic back catalog. I've been listening to Metallica almost as long as they've been around -- 30 years, and that track beats anything that's come before it. 7 minutes of MONSTER riffs, drums and vocals. Intense the entire way through.
This is a really good album. It’s weird to look back to when they started with Kill Em All where it was a fast thrash metal and it evolved into this. Their writing will always be great, the songs bring me back to Ride The Lightning. Dream No More has a more Badmotorfinger sound to it, I like that. Can’t wait for their next album.
This is not a return to the sound of Master of Puppets or other albums of their classic era. No band should sound the same on album after album. That is the path to irrelevance. On the other hand, no band should totally change their sound on every album that they do. That is the path to alienating their audience. This is what they should sound like now. You can hear elements of their thrash metal days in the songs. You can hear elements of their AOR radio friendly days too. But at the same time, it is not a rehashing of any of those things. The more that I have listened to this album, the more that I have liked it. J
Here's a quick little timeline of Metallica. Kill em all, ride the lightning, and master of puppets were legendary. Then and justice for all was very ok. Then the black album was a beauty. Followed by 3 mediocre albums. Metallica then brings metal back to where it was with death Magnetic and hard wired. Truly this is as good if not better than the 80's Metallica. It's worth buying
One of the best albums in years. My favorite Metallica album since Master of Puppets, definitly a step up from Death Magnetic....I just hope we do not have to wait 8-10 years for another album!
This is awful. Why can't they make albums like Ride the Lightning, Kill Em All and Master of Puppets anymore? Those were masterpieces. Shocking how people can like this trash. One of the most influential bands of all time reduced to making garbage. Truly a shame.
It sounds like every other Metallica album (minus Load/Reload). Lars ripped Dave Mustaine for Cryptic Writings years ago saying it sounded like every other Megadeth album. Funny, this is by far the most bland, by the numbers Metallica album yet. Maybe I am just getting old and have listened to way too much heavy metal in my life; but this album made me feel nothing. One or two "ok" songs, but no way is this on par with early Metallica (Ride the Lightning, Master of Puppets, And Justice..). Very boring, very lame album. Time to retire Metallica, time to retire....
Metallica is the only band of which I've bought an album; this being #10. As stated in my subject matter, I have found myself listening to the 3rd CD more so than the other two. This isn't to say that the first 2 are bad (far from it) but the 3rd CD has some awesome material. My least favorite track on the record is Am I Savage. Too slow & repetitive for my liking that gets boring & annoying the longer I listen to it. However my favorite track is Spit Out the Bone. Mix of old Metallica with new that is simply unrelenting. Love this album and hope Metallica keeps rolling for #11. Their music has single handedly changed my life. Rock on, friends 🤘🏻
I was all excited when I heard the first song hardwired , then they released another and another , then I was like uh oh , this isn't sounding like old school Metallica anymore . I don't understand why they can't get to that level of heavy anymore. It's not a terrible album It's just not what I expected
All you haters that still haven't gotten over feeling butt hurt about the Black Album 25 years ago (which was awesome, BTW) ... LET. IT. GO. Obviously, you're still checking them out if you're still writing reviews after 25 years. (On an album you won't listen to for fear you might like it) Move on. Seriously.