By Iron maiden fan 4 ever!!!!
they have to do a live album in minnesota
After almost 2 years, wow where does time go, I still think this is one of the best Metallica albums ever, it’s at least in the top 5 for sure.
Much better than Death Magnetic
A definite improvement over DM, and reaching back to what made this band a living legend. Still buzzy, annoying guitar tones.
Got the deluxe edition
By Meamye Celphandigh
What's with having this album on 2 discs? You mean to tell me that they can't fit 12 songs on 1 disc? Of course if you got the deluxe edition you get 3 discs and here's where they show how stupid they are, so they can fit 79 minutes on 1 disc which would be disc 3 but they can't fit 77 minutes on 1 disc? So they have to use 2 discs for 12 songs,! Really? Just a good thing I didn't buy this on cd
Finally back and sounding MUCH BETTER!!!
St. Anger was alright, but this sounds more like the Black album than the other one does. My favorite is Moth Into Flame, and this album announces the return of Metallica and probably the best album after 1993’s load. Reload was not all that great, but this is great for modern Metal. AND WELCOME BACK!!!!
Surprised it's on CD
By Some dude who played cp when 9
Great album, I have the CD format and their best work since ReLoad.
By Music Heals...
Metallica is Back!
Metallica is back and they are strong and confident. Musically these guys are sounding great. SPIT OUT THE BONE is the best track on this album hands down. If you are a skeptical Metallica fan that’s worried their days were over please listen to this beauty.
My favorite tracks off this album are: Hardwired, Altas Rise, Spit out the Bone, Halo on Fire, Am I Savage?, Moth into Flame, Confusion, Now That We're Dead and Here Comes Revenge.
Overall the Hardwired to Self-Destruct sounds like Justice/Kill'Em All/Ride and a splash of the Load/Reload era. Yes I know, people hate the mention of Load or Reload, but we have to face the facts: James’s voice changed after he threw his vocals out in 91. The songs that most feel like Load/Reload are: Dream No More, Murder One, and ManUNKind. I'm not hating on these songs, they just took longer for me to get into them. They have their great moments too, but they are slower songs and a bit lackluster compared to the rest of the album. The only reason I feel this way about those tracks is because most of this album is such an awesome fast kick in the face I wasn’t ready for any slowdowns.
Do I love this album yes!! I think this is a great Metallica Album, happy they are making Fast Heavy Metal. This is a must own album for tallica fans.
Lots of hits, a couple misses but a SOLID, triumphant set
This is their best album since Jason Newsted left. The crown jewel of this set is 'Spit Out The Bone'. It can stand toe to toe with ANY track in Metallica's mythic back catalog. I've been listening to Metallica almost as long as they've been around -- 30 years, and that track beats anything that's come before it. 7 minutes of MONSTER riffs, drums and vocals. Intense the entire way through.
I like all of Metallica but finally back to their roots where they need to be the past few albums were ok to change a bit but good to be back to be back at their roots