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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-25-2016, 11:26 AM Thread Starter
 
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New Metallica

Thoughts? For me, the first single, Hardwired, is a bit too thrash, but since I've listened to it a bunch of times I'm starting to like it better. I instantly liked Moth to Flame the first time i heard it, and its only gotten better since I learned the song. Atlas Rise, the same. Aside from the singles, my favorite so far is Now that we are Dead. I'm going to learn it next. Over all, its a great album, maybe one of their best. The rhythm guitar playing is very interesting and different from most out there. Learning it is teaching me all sorts of new things.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-25-2016, 12:41 PM
 
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Re: New Metallica

There are some really good tracks on it - Spit out the Bone is probably my favourite, but there some really forgettable ones too. Best thing is it sounds like they are genuinely enjoying what they are doing.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-25-2016, 01:42 PM
 
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Re: New Metallica

Tbh, the last few albums were enough to tell me this one will be... not that much better shall we say. So I was not expecting anything special. With that said, 'now that we are dead' stands out for me.

When I think Metallica I think master of puppets, one, fade to black, enter sandman, sanitarium, nothing else matters etc. The albums then had something special about them. But that was 30 years ago and I can't help but feel there's no going back to that with the evolution of metal in recent decades (and probably real life experiences of James Hatfield).

As grateful as I am that they are still producing, a part of me thinks perhaps they should have left it after Load. And this is coming from someone who picked up the guitar on the back of Metallica and whose all-time favourite record is the black album.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-28-2016, 05:54 PM
 
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Re: New Metallica

just heard hardwired today......... not bad they have definitely done worse they almost sounded drunk and angry again...
ahhh the old metalica
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