26 Songs, 2 Hours 37 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Anchored by James Hetfield’s unctuous roar, songs like “Hardwired,” “Moth Into Flame,” and “Atlas, Rise” are no-frills, hard-charging thrash that knocks over everything in its path. The furious pace comes to a simmer on the nuanced “Dream No More” and “Here Comes Revenge,” both worthy of stadium anthem status. But the prevailing mood is downcast. Hardwired… To Self-Destruct is hard music for hard times, an amplified reaction to—and reflection of—an inhumane society.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Apple Digital Master

EDITORS’ NOTES

Anchored by James Hetfield’s unctuous roar, songs like “Hardwired,” “Moth Into Flame,” and “Atlas, Rise” are no-frills, hard-charging thrash that knocks over everything in its path. The furious pace comes to a simmer on the nuanced “Dream No More” and “Here Comes Revenge,” both worthy of stadium anthem status. But the prevailing mood is downcast. Hardwired… To Self-Destruct is hard music for hard times, an amplified reaction to—and reflection of—an inhumane society.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
1.7K Ratings

1.7K Ratings

777metaljoel ,

Finally!

It sounds awesome! An oldschool thrash sound.

Whisleybreathehtx ,

Metallica is back!

Kill 'em all meets death magnetic with a side of and justice for all.

Ragin' Rog ,

Not bad

Been a fan since the mid 80's. This isn't bad but I can never take these guys seriously. The lyrics might as well been written by a 15 year old in a start-up metal band. They had a more depth and interesting layers to their music that once made them great. His vocals, which btw happen to be awful, are entirely too loud in the mix. I won't be buying this. As much as I didn't like when they crossed over with the Black album, the songs were far better written. Metallica playing faster does not equate to a good release.

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