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Hardwired…To Self-Destruct (Deluxe)

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Anchored by James Hetfield’s unctuous roar, songs like “Hardwired,” “Moth Into Flame,” and “Atlas, Rise” are no-frills, hard-charging thrash that knocks over everything in its path. The furious pace comes to a simmer on the nuanced “Dream No More” and “Here Comes Revenge,” both worthy of stadium anthem status. But the prevailing mood is downcast. Hardwired… To Self-Destruct is hard music for hard times, an amplified reaction to—and reflection of—an inhumane society.

Customer Reviews


It sounds awesome! An oldschool thrash sound.

Not bad

Been a fan since the mid 80's. This isn't bad but I can never take these guys seriously. The lyrics might as well been written by a 15 year old in a start-up metal band. They had a more depth and interesting layers to their music that once made them great. His vocals, which btw happen to be awful, are entirely too loud in the mix. I won't be buying this. As much as I didn't like when they crossed over with the Black album, the songs were far better written. Metallica playing faster does not equate to a good release.

Metallica is back!

Kill 'em all meets death magnetic with a side of and justice for all.


Formed: 1981 in Los Angeles, CA

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Metallica were easily the best, most influential heavy metal band of the '80s and '90s. Responsible for bringing the genre back to earth, the bandmates looked and talked like they were from the street, shunning the usual rock star games of metal musicians during the mid-'80s pop-metal renaissance. Metallica also expanded the limits of thrash, using speed and volume not for their own sake, but to enhance their intricately structured compositions. The release of 1983's Kill 'Em All marked the beginning...
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