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Give Me Fuel, Give Me Fire, Give Me Another Album I Desire! Metallica Hardwired to… Self-Destruct Album Review
Now I know this is Movie Fan Central, on the other hand I just had to talk about this. Hardwired... to Self-Destruct is the 10th studio album by the heavy metal band Metallica. It is their first studio album in eight years following Death Magnetic (2008), marking the longest gap between two studio albums in the band's career. It is also their first studio album not to feature songwriting credits from lead guitarist Kirk Hammett since he joined the band in 1983, and their first studio album released through the label Blackened.
Now Metallica is easily one of my all time favorite bands. They have made in my opinion some kick ass classic albums! They are also my favorite guitar players, and have created some of the best guitar solos in music history. My all time favorite guitar solo is Metallica’s One. So the first thing we have here is this album feels like that old school thrash metal Metallica from the ‘80s. It starts off really well with the first few songs, especially with Atlas, Rise. The first song on the album, Hardwired, it is a great way to start the album. It comes out of the gate ready to go, and ready to rock. The second song, Atlas, Rise, is now officially one of my all time favorite Metallica songs. I think me calling it one of my all time favorite Metallica songs speaks for itself. Seriously, the song is that good. I do not understand why this album is a two-disc set. The album could have easily fit on one disc. Disc one is easily a disc you can go back to and listen over and over again, the second disc gets a little wobbly. The songs are decent; it seems more experimental than the first. Meaning the first disc feels like the old school Metallica, while the second feels like they’re exploring there ground, the sound slows down, and like they are trying a new yet familiar sound.
Now personally my favorite song on the entire album is Atlas, Rise. It is the type of song you here, relate to, you enjoy reading the lyrics, and the type of song you can have a conversation about. For instance, someone can take the meaning of the song, and say they believe they feel like they have the weight of the world on their shoulders, and they simply want to rise up and not be held down by the world anymore. That is a good way of thinking about it in my opinion, and even if you do not care for this genre of music that is a message a majority of individuals can get behind.
I didn’t realize this at first, until I read it on online at Rolling Stone. The song Murder One is actually a tribute song to Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead. Which is really cool, and nice. Accordingly, it is a damn fine album! At times, it has that Iron Maiden sound throughout, instead of our usual Metallica sound. However, it is great to have Metallica back!
So these are My Final Bitchin’ Buddha Thoughts on the album Hardwired to…Self-Destruct by Metallica. IT’S METAL UP YOUR ASS! And that’s a good thing. It’s smooth as ice, it’s a fun listen, it has well written lyrics, and I can’t wait to hear more Metallica in the near future. I believe Metallica’s Hardwired to…Self-Destruct earns a…
9 out of 10!
Metal fans will enjoy it, and even if this is your first Metallica album, you will get where they are coming from, what they are all about as a band, and I can see someone enjoying this. Even if you do not like the sound, I’m sure you will appreciate the well written lyrics. Therefore, I hope you all check out this album. Well, all that head banging and rockin’ out made me a little tired, until next time, don’t just get down but get Boogie. Thank you all for reading and or viewing, and I hope you all have an amazing day as always. :)