STILL HARD BUT EASY TO LISTEN THIS TIME

ALBUM                                  :           HARDWIRED TO SELF DESTRUCT

ARTIST                                  :           METALLICA

GENRE                                   :           ROCK

Date Released                     :        2016

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If you think that Metallica will slow down in terms of giving hard rock music and limit to Santana like music, you better think again.  There is no denying that the energy is still there the moment you hear first few bars of “Hardwired.”  Rock fans will be mesmerized and ask as to how do members of Metallica retain this kind energy.  Of course the whole album is not perfect, in fact, it still doubtful if this album will rank up there as one of the greatest rock classics.

Watch official video of “Hardwired” in here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhBHL3v4d3I.

First, the guys are energetic but like other rock legends, the performance is no longer as ferocious as before.  In fact, the 2nd CD is not at par with the first  CD and the songs are so pop instead of rock.

Watch official video of “Spit Out To The Bone” in here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m46Z0-HXySo.

Second, the songs sound the same and you will not find songs that can compete with songs on their “And Justice For All Album.”  There is no “Sandman” in here.

Third, after listening to both CD’s you can tell that Metallica played and released this album just for the heck of playing and for the love of rock music.

Watch official video of “Atlas Rise” in here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFAcOnhcpGA.

The trademark is there but it’s not the same compared with Metallica albums released 25 years ago and backwards.  Just the same, I welcome this record and rate this one 3.5 stars just for sake of listening to a new Metallica album after 8 long years.

RATING DESCRIPTION

1 stars = Ignore it

2 stars = risk it

3 stars = borrow or buy it

4 stars = buy it and keep it

5 stars = buy, keep, and treasure it

 

 

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