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posted on 8-19-2016 at 04:42 PM Edit Post Reply With Quote
Metallica: Hardwired

I like it. A lot. I definitely hear some Damage Incorporated in this. Slightly NSFW.



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posted on 8-19-2016 at 06:26 PM Edit Post Reply With Quote
It's outstanding. I got it on my ipod and I am headbanging Harbin hardcore.
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posted on 8-19-2016 at 06:38 PM Edit Post Reply With Quote
I like it too. It's like, how Death Magnetic was kind of Puppets/Justice-esque, this song has a Kill Em All vibe to it.
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posted on 8-20-2016 at 03:22 AM Edit Post Reply With Quote
Count me in as really liking it too. I agree with salmonjunkie, if Death Magnetic was getting back into the more progressive territory of Justice, this sounds like it's a nod to the more straight-forward, less bells and whistles style of Kill 'Em All.

And a funny story: I have my iPod playing throughout the day while at work, but usually keep my listening habits to stuff that's not too heavy/profane, as I don't want to frighten any of my coworkers. So when my brother texted me yesterday about the new Metallica track, I looked it up on YouTube via my iPod. Figuring that it wouldn't be anything too crazy since it was the first single (such as how "The Day That Never Comes" off of the last album was pretty radio friendly), I cranked it up and then heard how fast/heavy it was and lyrics like "we're so fucked...shit out of luck!" Needless to say, I immediately lowered the volume significantly after that.





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posted on 8-26-2016 at 02:43 AM Edit Post Reply With Quote
I'm still pondering. I like that there are some cuss words since James won't even swear during his on-stage banter anymore.

That said, I fucking LOVED "The Day That Never Comes" the first time I heard it. I was thirsting for Metallica to do some epic shit and then I heard that intro and almost cried. This is straight to the point and I'm all for that; will look forward to more.





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posted on 10-16-2016 at 12:20 AM Edit Post Reply With Quote



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posted on 11-20-2016 at 06:22 AM Edit Post Reply With Quote
Just thought I'd bump this thread back up because I picked up the new album yesterday. I'll need to listen to it a few times before giving a full analysis (especially since it's over an hour of music), but my early opinion is that the first disc is really kickass, while the second disc has more filler material. The final track, "Spit Out The Bone," is fucking awesome and I like "Confusion" as well, but the other four songs on the second disc just came across as more generic/filler-ish to me. The first disc is great though and I'm digging all of the songs off of it, with "Atlas, Rise!" probably being my favorite of the bunch.
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posted on 11-20-2016 at 09:04 PM Edit Post Reply With Quote
Moth Into Flame is such a sick track.

I got it yesterday. Now I just have to find the time to listen to it!

Liking what I've heard so far off of disc 1, though!

Metallica!!

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posted on 11-21-2016 at 07:51 AM Edit Post Reply With Quote
Random Metallica fun fact: before the release of their latest album, Robert Trujillo had been in the band for 15 years but only played on one studio album (Death Magnetic). I think that has to be some kind of record.
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posted on 12-7-2016 at 12:36 AM Edit Post Reply With Quote
I finally picked the album up. I really like it. I already like it more than Death Magnetic, which I liked as well. Right now, Moth Into Flame and Spit Out The Bone are my favorites. The production is really good and is sonically superior to the over-compressed mix of Death Magnetic as well.

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posted on 12-8-2016 at 07:24 AM Edit Post Reply With Quote
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The production is really good and is sonically superior to the over-compressed mix of Death Magnetic as well.


Yeah, after the non-production of St. Anger and the compression issues with Death Magnetic, it's great to hear Metallica sound this good again (I've also seen some people mention how good James' vocals sound on the new album and I agree).

And after owning Hardwired for a few weeks now and giving it multiple playthroughs, I think my current assessment is still the same as my original one: I love the first disc, but just have a harder time getting into the second disc outside of "Spit Out The Bone." If Metallica had only released the first disc, with "Spit Out The Bone" tacked on as the final track, holy shit what an album that would be. But as it stands, I'd probably rate the first disc an 8.5/10 and the second disc a 6.5/10, so I guess Hardwired sits at a cumulative score of roughly 7/10 with me?

"Atlas, Rise!" is still my favorite out of the bunch and I think it's one of the best songs Metallica's written in the last 25 years or so.

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posted on 12-10-2016 at 04:36 AM Edit Post Reply With Quote
THERE'S BARELY ENOUGH ACTION IN THIS THREAD FOR ME TO PROMOTE THE bOOardies IN IT BUT HEY METAL BABY .




Click here for an overview and here to for the nomination threads themselves.






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posted on 12-28-2016 at 09:00 PM Edit Post Reply With Quote
Late to the thread I started, marriage will do that to us.

Overall, I think the album is solid. Spit Out the Bone is a particularly good finisher. Overall, I kinda like Death Magnetic better, though, if only because it feels less predictable. I kind of knew where the songs were going on Hardwired the first time I heard them. That could be because I've heard so much Metallica in my life that it's programmed into my brain, but I don't know.

The band sounds great, though, and Hetfield's voice sounds amazing. Very solid.

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posted on 12-31-2016 at 07:45 AM Edit Post Reply With Quote
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Overall, I kinda like Death Magnetic better


Yeah, if we're comparing both albums as a whole, then I'd probably give the slight edge to Death Magnetic (production issues aside). But on the flipside, I think that songs like "Atlas, Rise!" and "Spit Out The Bone" probably top anything off of Death Magnetic. So I guess in a nutshell, Hardwired features the best songs between the two albums, but Death Magnetic is overall more consistent and has less filler tracks.





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posted on 1-13-2017 at 11:49 PM Edit Post Reply With Quote
"The Day That Never Comes" would rank astonishingly high in my favorite Metallica songs ever for a post-AJFA and/or Black Album song (don't torture me by asking where it would rank but it would be quite high with the classics) and I haven't had that same feel from any of the new songs (though many of them are damn good as discussed). Solid album though nothing particularly mind-blowing. I'd give it a solid B-.

Any other letter and/or star grades anyone wants to share?





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posted on 5-10-2017 at 04:55 PM Edit Post Reply With Quote
Man, I've got to stop leaving this thread. Here are my own personal star-ratings:

Kill em All - 3.5
Ride the Lightning - 5
Master of Puppets - 5
And Justice for All - 4
Black Album 3.5 (it hasn't aged well)
Load - 2
Reload - 1
St. Anger - 3
Death Magnetic - 4.5
Hardwired - 4

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posted on 5-10-2017 at 07:39 PM Edit Post Reply With Quote
Here are mine -

Kill em All - 3.5
Ride the Lightning - 4.5
Master of Puppets - 5
And Justice for All - 5
Black Album 4
Load - 2.5
Reload - 1.5
St. Anger - 1
Death Magnetic - 4
Hardwired - 4


Me and some fellow old-fart-metalhead friends recently formed a Metallica tribute band, (of which there are none currently in Seattle.* Our first show is in June. Yay! We're called Disposable Zeros.


*there's a spectacular Metallica tribute band in Spokane that comes to Seattle fairly regularly called Blistered Earth. They recently had all of their gear stolen from them after a gig in Portland, including a vintage Gibson Explorer. Metallica got wind of this and bought them all new gear. That's pretty fucking cool.
http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/7776705/metallica-tribute-band-stolen-equipment

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posted on 5-11-2017 at 09:56 PM Edit Post Reply With Quote
Load's a funny one because I really kinda loved that album as a 16-year-old when it came out but some of that may have just been my worshipping of all things Metallica at that time and them taking FIVE FUCKING YEARS from the Black Album to release the follow-up (little did I know that would be a short break for them in intervening years). My overall album ratings would pretty much echo Thai's but I'd bump load up to 3 or 3.5. I should actually give that one a listen sometime as it's been quite a while. I agree that Reload was greatly inferior.

Are we not denoting star points for Justice's horrible bass mix?





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posted on 5-11-2017 at 11:26 PM Edit Post Reply With Quote
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Are we not denoting star points for Justice's horrible bass mix?


That, and the second half petering out between Harvester of Sorrow and Dyer' s Eve, is why I have it a 4.

I'm one of the few who doesn't hate St. Anger. I don't necessarily think it's good or anything, but I thought it was a pretty gutsy album.

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posted on 5-14-2017 at 03:09 AM Edit Post Reply With Quote
Damn, just noticed the recent activity in this thread (and by sheer coincidence, am listening to Metallica on my computer right now). Just to throw my two cents into the album ranking game:

Kill 'Em All: 3.5
Ride The Lightning: 5
Master Of Puppets: 5
And Justice For All: 4.5
Black Album: 4
Load: 2.5
Re-Load: 2
St. Anger: 1.5
Death Magnetic: 4
Hardwired: 4

quote:
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I'm one of the few who doesn't hate St. Anger. I don't necessarily think it's good or anything, but I thought it was a pretty gutsy album.


I've gone back and given St. Anger multiple tries over the years, but just can't get into that album. I actually don't mind "Frantic" and "St. Anger" but otherwise the songs just sound too repetitive and generic to me.

But I do agree it's one of the more fascinating albums that a commercially huge band has ever released, just because it was so stripped down and raw. I always say that Metallica got it half right with St. Anger after the Load/Re-Load albums, in that it was a return to a faster, heavier sound, but the songwriting (and production) just wasn't there.





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posted on 5-19-2017 at 02:28 AM Edit Post Reply With Quote
Ride and Master are both 6 star Meltzer specials. And Justice is nearly as great too, Kill 'Em All has a few solid tracks that still hold up today. Black, Death Magnetic, and Hardwired are then all kind of in the same 3 star boat. Everything else is trash. And then there's Lulu.

There is no other correct opinion. The new stuff doesn't feel half as inspired. I feel the same way about Mastodon.

I have a friend who prefers Whisky in a Jar-o over any of the older stuff.

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