Metallica – Hardwired...To Self-Destruct
Condition: Brand New
Ships from: Melbourne
Eight almost endless years have passed since Metallica released their last own studio album. In 2016 the waiting has come to an end: "Hardwired...To Self-Destruct" is the name of the new and tenth longplayer of the metal institution.
James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, Robert Trujillo and Lars Ulrich have recorded a total of twelve new songs in the last few months, which together make a stately total length of over 80 minutes. This also includes the title track "Hardwired... To Self-Destruct", which the band presented in August as the first single release.
The song makes it clear that Metallica has lost nothing of its speed and hardness almost 35 years after its foundation. On the contrary: High tempo, rushing drums and thrashy riffs strongly remind us of their early days.
During the recordings of "Hardwired...To Self-Destruct" an old friend, producer Greg Fidelman (Slayer, Black Sabbath, Red Hot Chili Peppers), sat behind the controls. He had already worked for "Death Magnetic" as a sound engineer for Metallica and also produced the collaboration album "Lulu" (2011) with Lou Reed. The new album is released on the band's own label Blackened Recordings.
"Hardwired... To Self-Destruct" is available in various formats: as a standard double CD with 32-page booklet and as a 3-CD set with additional bonus CD. It contains the song "Lords Of Summer" and other riff demos. Vinyl lovers will get their money's worth with the 180-g double LP and the Deluxe Edition box set. This includes three 180-g colour LPs, buttons and photo prints.
The long awaited and most important Metal comeback of the year: With their new album "Hardwired... To Self-Destruct" Metallica 2016 once again claim the genre throne.
"'Hardwired... To Self-Destruct' has everything a Metallica album needs. "A dozen full songs to headbang, sing along, make sounds." (stereoplay, January 2017)
"Whether heavy riffs like 'Dream No More' or twin leads in 'Halo Of Fire' - the comeback carefully shows stereotypes, but in unbelievably powerful quality ..." (Audio, January 2017)
"Tough and explosive. (...) James Hetfield & Mannen finally let go of the fury again, sublime fears in aggression." (Stereo, February 2017)
Label: Blackened Recordings
Format: LP, Album