Thursday, December 22, 2016

Metallica Hardwired on the third try

The past 13 years haven't been great for the god's of Metal , the band Metallica.  I will start with Death Magnetic, I won't mention the album that shouldn't be named St. Something or other, it was not a great album.  Death Magnetic was on the level of the Reload release, kind of there but not awful. It took 13 years since the departure of Jason Newsted to get it right, but with Hardwired... to Self Destruct, Metallica sounds like the gods of metal again.

8 years is a long time in between releases and I have heard many times during the past years that this album was coming.  After too many years of false starts the release has been worth the wait.

To start,  I have to say I am impressed with the full court press of media on this release.  A full week of a single channel of Metallica on Sirus/XM and appearances on Jimmy Kimmel. There are also at least 8 videos for the album on You Tube.This is a statement. The band knows that this album is getting them back to the top of the Metal Mountain.

A few months ago, thanks to ITunes music, I listened to the first three released tracks: Hardwired, Atlas, Rise! and Moth into Flame. I was hooked just from theses tracks.  Finally,when the rest of the album came out I feel the fans' patience was rewarded.

The best thing about the album is that its a great gumbo of Pre and Post Black sounds.  Atlas, Rise! and Spit out the Bone sounds early, Now that We're Dead and Hardwired sounds like Black era.  I have really enjoyed every track on the release and the sound should satisfy all Metallica fans.

If you want to listen to one of the gods of Metal reawaken to their Greatness listen to Hardwired,,,To Self Destruct.

Til next time listen to the best your ears deserve it. 

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