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#1 Post by Tyler Durden » Thu Aug 18, 2016 4:06 pm

New Metallica song "Hardwired", from their forthcoming album "Hardwired...to Self-Destruct", out November 18th. Produced by Greg Fidelman...he produced the last couple of Slayer albums.

I'm not a Metallica fan by any means...but being a music fan, I find the trajectory of their career interesting. I think this is a good song. If I was a Metallica fan (and disillusioned with what they have become over the years), I'd be very happy with this.


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#2 Post by creep » Thu Aug 18, 2016 4:10 pm

i really don't like it. the drumming is super annoying and it's so high in the mix. i'm not really a metallica fan either though.

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#3 Post by MYXYLPLYX » Thu Aug 18, 2016 4:26 pm

I'm definitely curious to hear opinions...

I've been hearing the riffs for almost 3 years, so I have almost zero ability to hear the songs objectively - good or bad.

Creep, that's pretty standard for their sound, so like you said, probably not your thing.

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#4 Post by Matz » Thu Aug 18, 2016 4:46 pm

you really have to be a hardcore metal fan to get into something like that. It just sounds like stock uninventive riffing to me, there's nothing about the song that stuck in my head afterwards

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#5 Post by MYXYLPLYX » Thu Aug 18, 2016 5:05 pm

Nah, hardcore metal fans reflexively hate anything Metallica does...


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#6 Post by Noonesshocking » Thu Aug 18, 2016 6:24 pm

MYXYLPLYX wrote:I'm definitely curious to hear opinions...

I've been hearing the riffs for almost 3 years, so I have almost zero ability to hear the songs objectively - good or bad..
How'd you hear it? Inside access or has it been teased live?

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#7 Post by blackula » Thu Aug 18, 2016 6:48 pm

This sounds like it could've been on In Justice For All which is all anyone wants with post Black Album Metallica.

I will bet anything Lars did not play the double bass parts at the end.

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#8 Post by kv » Thu Aug 18, 2016 8:12 pm

Noonesshocking wrote:
MYXYLPLYX wrote:I'm definitely curious to hear opinions...

I've been hearing the riffs for almost 3 years, so I have almost zero ability to hear the songs objectively - good or bad..
How'd you hear it? Inside access or has it been teased live?
He is very close to the band

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#9 Post by Pandemonium » Thu Aug 18, 2016 9:38 pm

I like the song. Of course it doesn't touch their glory days but it's decent and to the point. I also like the fact that it doesn't seem sonically brickwalled to hell although the low end and the bass is pretty weak, possibly because it's a YouTube clip. One thing that kind of bums me is that this album will probably push back the massive Master Of Puppets box set to mid-2017. One thing I hear people mocking on other sites is the album name and cover art:

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They should just call the album "Hardwired."

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#10 Post by guysmiley » Fri Aug 19, 2016 8:20 am

Sounds ok. Not bad. The album name and art suck. Should be called "Hardwired". Agreed. I think the drum tone of this band has sucked for well over a decade.

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#11 Post by Larry B. » Fri Aug 19, 2016 9:35 am

I find the lack of depth of the sound a bit annoying, but like Pande says it might be because it's a YouTube clip.

The other thing I think could be better is James' voice (and the lyrics). It's a bit meh as it stands, like just some dude singing a song. He set high standards for himself, as his more youthful voice was incredible for this style of music, but in this song I can't hear the dynamics and subtle details you can find in earlier recordings.

Quite decent, though. A lot better than everything since... I can't even remember, probably since S&M.

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#12 Post by Six7Six7 » Fri Aug 19, 2016 8:44 pm

They are still compressing the fuck out of their music. It just sounds so artificial.

They must be damn near deaf at this point to not notice it.

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#13 Post by Bandit72 » Mon Aug 22, 2016 5:18 am

It sounds very early Metallica with better production. Like Battery for example. Yet this has been done so why go back?

I like 80's Metallica but they should call it a day, I think they've exhausted their sound.

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#14 Post by Mescal » Mon Aug 22, 2016 6:35 am

Bandit72 wrote:It sounds very early Metallica with better production. Like Battery for example. Yet this has been done so why go back?

I like 80's Metallica but they should call it a day, I think they've exhausted their sound.
Sounds familiar?

Same goes for RHCP

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#15 Post by Bandit72 » Mon Aug 22, 2016 8:07 am

Mescal wrote:
Bandit72 wrote:It sounds very early Metallica with better production. Like Battery for example. Yet this has been done so why go back?

I like 80's Metallica but they should call it a day, I think they've exhausted their sound.
Sounds familiar?

Same goes for RHCP
I agree. RHCP should have stopped after By The Way, if not before. But you're always going to please new (and old fans) so....

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#16 Post by Juana » Wed Aug 24, 2016 10:39 pm

Noonesshocking wrote:
MYXYLPLYX wrote:I'm definitely curious to hear opinions...

I've been hearing the riffs for almost 3 years, so I have almost zero ability to hear the songs objectively - good or bad..
How'd you hear it? Inside access or has it been teased live?
Like KV said above lets just say there is some inside access afoot

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#17 Post by Juana » Wed Aug 24, 2016 10:42 pm

MYXYLPLYX wrote:I'm definitely curious to hear opinions...

I've been hearing the riffs for almost 3 years, so I have almost zero ability to hear the songs objectively - good or bad.

Creep, that's pretty standard for their sound, so like you said, probably not your thing.
It reminds me of a mix between "Motorbreath" and "Blackened" and as such without any bass presence

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#18 Post by kv » Thu Aug 25, 2016 1:02 am

Disclaimer: not my genre

When I read this thread & saw creep's top post I thought "drums are always way up front with tallica"..but on listen it sounded even more so...bass is buried...as stated youtube does it no favors...but damn Lars...it's a band...let's hear em too

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#19 Post by Bandit72 » Thu Aug 25, 2016 1:37 am

It's obviously better on Spotify, but yes, like on ...And Justice for All, the bass goes missing. It's less tinny that AJFA but it's still very unoriginal.

https://open.spotify.com/track/01JszWYuKqRjddPQ4creVF

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#20 Post by clickie » Thu Aug 25, 2016 5:12 am

Lets all jam out together to the live version.




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