#1
I didn't see a thread on this so...

Finally had a chance to listen to it a few times. Overall - not bad, definitely better than Load/Reload/St. Anger. I really like "Moth..." as it has that Iron Maiden harmony that is killer. The 3 singles they released are probably the best songs though...a lot of filler, especially CD 2.

Lars and Kirk should've been fired long time ago. Extremely boring leads on this one and repetitive, mediocre drumming.

Your thoughts?
#2
Spit Out the Bone is actually pretty damned awesome.


Now that's what I'm fuckin talking about. Atlas, Rise! is also decent, but some of its riffing sounds ripped from Hallowed Be Thy Name. The solos are basically phoned in. The riffs are center stage throughout this album which is the way I prefer it these days, but the solos are so generic and missable/passable that it would have been better if they weren't there at all.

And most of the riffs aren't really that great either. The riffs are all designed to be half thrash, half Load/Reload era bleagh I don't even know what to call it.
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Last edited by Kytokinesis at Nov 28, 2016,
#4
Honestly most of it sounds like filler. However I was surprised by Spit Out the Bone and how good it was. It's easily the best song they've done since AJFA.

Also what the hell was with the Mayhem reference in the video for ManUnkind? It seems really out of place.
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#5
There's some okay stuff on the album, and that's a feat for Metallica, but if we're honest with ourselves the album pales in comparison with other thrash and trad metal released this year. Attic, Vultures Vengeance, Ripper, Hemotoxin, Nuclear Devastation, Vektor, Cauldron, Elm Street, etc. all put Hardwired... to shame, so why even bother with it? Because its Metallica? I think that's just silly.
#6
People still refer to Metallica as a legitimate metal band. That's cute.
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#7
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People still refer to Metallica as a legitimate metal band. That's cute.


Whoa dead fish, I guess you are the inspiration for man UNkind
#8
Appending me to the creative process of a Metallica song is one of the greatest insults I've ever recieved. I am speechless, ashamed, and offended. Seriously bro, not cool.
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#9
I can also edit your posts so it looks like you're praising me for insulting you.

I remember the mom jokes you made.
#10
Those weren't jokes. She says she's very proud of you.
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#11
trust dead-fish to make his reappearance in a metallica thread
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#12
Gotta agree with Dead-fish why are we still talking about these guys? They should be put out of their misery like a lame horse. Only one word needed to describe them GARBAGE.
#13
Quote by Aoh legend
Honestly most of it sounds like filler. However I was surprised by Spit Out the Bone and how good it was. It's easily the best song they've done since AJFA.

Also what the hell was with the Mayhem reference in the video for ManUnkind? It seems really out of place.


The video's by Jonas Åkerlund, former drummer of Bathory, now a world renowned music video director. I think he's got a film coming based on the Lords of Chaos book, so there's some self-promote for you.
#14
After letting it sit for a while I can say I feel Hardwired is...just okay.

It has it's moments but as a whole nothing is overly memorable. "Spit Out The Bone" is cool but once you get past the speed it's just a basic thrash song composed of forgettable riffs. "Hardwired" is a cool opener and I don't dislike anything on the record...I just feel it's...alright.
#15
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#16
It was an interesting mix of the 80's thrash era and Load era material to my ears. I really enjoyed songs like Moth Into Flame, Atlas Rise and Spit Out The Bone.

Hardwired is still growing on me, but at the moment, I think I enjoyed Death Magnetic a bit more (despite it's production flaws).
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#17
I had high hopes for this album, although I think it is a step in the right direction it still left me wanting. Its not horrible but its not great or memorable to me either.  

But I did come across this today, to me it sounds great and also emphasized the short comings of the Metallica version. I know Metallica is not Slayer but it shows that they could have done so much more with the song.

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#18
Spit Out the Bone is good as it is, they just needed to write more tracks like that.
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#19
Tbh, Lulu was, umm don't want to say better, but more commendable. Hardwired is just Metallica trying to imitate Metallica, boring, uninspiring.

(lulu btw is fucking great, but it requires you to be in a specific position -mentally and emotionally. Each mood has its own music, and appeals to certain ppl, and Lulu is the one for frustration,though admittedly not a good metal album ).
#20
I think you. diemydarling , might be the first person who admits that their fond of Lulu.

Hardwired... was ok. Now at least they can put a few new songs on their setlist without losing their faces.
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#22
Ozzy87_2 

Yeah, I don't know anyone either. I can talk Lulu for hours, but not the right thread nor time I guess. It's just that the material in Lulu, especially the riffs, has the potential to be great but that, probably deliberately, was not achieved. Think about Lou Reed's vocals, his style had always been un-melodic, but on Lulu he pushes himself to the extreme, always leaving the listener listless and wanting, he even delivers in passing the words that should've been the climax; and all the while you can easily hear the unsung vocal melody. Hence, frustration. And I'm down to listening Frustration once again.
#23
If you took the first disc and slapped Spit Out the Bone on the end, it'd be a pretty decent album. As it is, it's too much slow-to-mid-paced Load-style riffing that goes on too long. The second disc is mostly forgettable. 
#24
I love Hardwired, but don't like the flow of the album so I "rewired" it so it plays more like a classic Metallica album. It also drops the 2nd disc stuff that I just don't think is up to snuff.

1. Now That We're Dead
2. Moth Into Flame
3. Dream No More
4. Halo On Fire
5. Hardwired
6. Atlas, Rise!
7. Lords of Summer
8. Am I Savage?
9. Spit Out the Bone

58 minutes, has the Side A/Side B split vibe to it... I don't know, just works better I think.
#25
guitgrinder Might try listening to it like that later today

EDIT: Nah, I don't like it. And you're all wrong about the disc 2 songs. They're musically the closest to the Master of Puppets era.

Here's my version. I've structured it as closely to Master of Puppets/...And Justice for All as possible:

1. Moth Into Flame
2. Spit Out The Bone
3. Confusion
4. Murder One
5. Lords of Summer
6. ManUNkind
7. Dream No More
8. Hardwired
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#26
Although these songs are a longshot from songs like "master of puppets" and "one" I do love this thrasher side of Metallica. Whether or not some of those riffs are basic...Metallica just has this way of engaging you into a riff sometimes. Overall I thought this was a pretty solid song from Metallica. The CD was just as impressive. 
#27
Quote by awmr1987
Although these songs are a longshot from songs like "master of puppets" and "one" I do love this thrasher side of Metallica. Whether or not some of those riffs are basic...Metallica just has this way of engaging you into a riff sometimes. Overall I thought this was a pretty solid song from Metallica. The CD was just as impressive. 


I completely agree. I don't listen too much to their newer stuff (I only own all through Load, and only listen up through AJFA, because I don't like Load as much), but I listened to it with some other family members, and I thought Hardwired wasn't bad. I mean, I agree that it's far from MoP or One, but it was good.
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#28
gogiregion Some people can't just give credit where credit is due. I mean, the guys are between 52 and 54 years old. They've been around since the 81', which is something very few bands can say right now. They've lasted through the ages and even have success through this awful, horrible fuckin' digital age that's upon us. No one expects them to produce the balls to the wall Gold that they did with their first albums. They've had success so chances are the drive and inspiration isn't there as much since their lives have changed and they have millions of dollars. For what they are right now, that's a pretty solid album.
#29
Quote by awmr1987
gogiregion Some people can't just give credit where credit is due. I mean, the guys are between 52 and 54 years old. They've been around since the 81', which is something very few bands can say right now. They've lasted through the ages and even have success through this awful, horrible fuckin' digital age that's upon us. No one expects them to produce the balls to the wall Gold that they did with their first albums. They've had success so chances are the drive and inspiration isn't there as much since their lives have changed and they have millions of dollars. For what they are right now, that's a pretty solid album.


That's actually a really good point.
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#30
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People still refer to Metallica as a legitimate metal band. That's cute.


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#31
mikerockcity  Metal or Not. They still rock out with the best of em' and look sick as fuck doing it. Don't worry about the Knobs on here. Their #s are high.