Metallica ‘Hardwired…To Self-Destruct’ review + all music videos
Hi friends! I happened finally. So, it’s my review on new album ‘Hardwired…To Self-Destruct‘ by Metallica – my favorite band.
Here’re all official music videos on every song from ‘Hardwired…To-Self-Destruct’. Yes, Metallica has made 12 videos!
First of all – I liked the album. It’s different. I can’t say better or worse than Death magnetic or any other album. Different – the best word to describe ‘Hardwired…To Self-Destruct’. It’s like comparing orange and banana: they are different fruits, and sometimes we want one or another.
Most of songs are in mid tempo, with some blues influence, and they are relatively simple. That makes ‘Hardwired…To Self-Destruct’ similar to Load/Reload. So if you’re a big fan of that Metallica, you might like new album more.
The album listens easy, pleasant for ears, all appropriate. Mixing and mastering are terrific:you almost can touch the warm solid sound. Definitely, the best tone in 20 years. ‘Hardwired…To Self-Destruct’ already deserves to be purchased at least for its sound.
About bass. It’s cool and surprisingly audible. We even have a couple of bass solos (melodic from ManUNkind and distorted one from Spit Out The Bone). Good job Roberto!
The albums contains no classic ballads. But a few songs have melodic intros and verses (Halo On Fire, Manunkind, Am I Savage?, Murder One). Now That We’re Dead has kind of James’s solo, like one from The Outlaw Torn. Spit Out The Bone is very fast song, uplifting, but it sounds fresh. Am I Savage? has some Black Sabbath influence, like Atlas, Rise! – new wave of British heavy metal.
More about songs. After first listening to the album, I deliberately missed Hardwired, Moth Into Flames, and Atlas, Rise!. I’m just tired from the songs. I prefer to read a whole book, and those singles have become kind of spoilers for me. I’m the kind of Metallica fans who rather likes songs that have not been singles. My favorite one from Load is The Outlaw Torn, Reload – Fixxxer, St. Anger – Purify, Magnetic – Suicide & Redemption.
Average duration of song from ‘Hardwired…To Self-Destruct’ is 6.66 minutes. But even the longest one Halo On Fire (more than 8) goes smooth and various, so you’re not tired.
My top 3 riffs from ‘Hardwired…To Self-Destruct’, that I have remember after very first listening:
3. Spit Out The Bone (main one)
2. Am I Savage? (slow triplet one with harmonics)
1. ManUNkind (intro)
Conclusion. ‘Hardwired…To Self-Destruct’ has taken me with great tone, moderation, groove. Things that previous two albums lack. It absolutely worth to be purchased, being a material remembrance of November 2016 – this period of Metallica and your life too, when you hear this beautiful record. For me ‘Hardwired…To Self-Destruct’ will always be associating with rain outdoor, just being married, and making videos and free tabs for you guys. And if you want to get your copy of the memories – follow this link on Amazon.
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