Metallica's "Hardwired… to Self-Destruct" gets rave reviews

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Metallica's new album 'Hardwired… to Self-Destruct' was released last week., a work that comes eight years after his previous work, 'Dead Magnetic', a long wait that has been worth it according to specialized critics.

'Hardwired… to Self-Destruct' has been released as a double album that in its 90 minutes contains a total of 12 songs, all of them composed by James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich, although one of them, 'ManUNkind', features the collaboration of Robert Trujillo.

This album has been recorded in the studios of San Rafael (California) and has been produced by Greg Fidelman, also a collaborator on 'Death Magnetic' (2008). 'Hardwired…' has been released by the band's own record label, Blackened Recordings. As a preview, hours before the release, the twelve video clips of the album were released, which were published on the YouTube platform. Among them is the video shot by the famous director Jonas Akerlund, drummer and former member of Bathory. Starting next January, Metallica will begin their world tour to present 'Hardwired…', which will tour Asia, South America and Europe throughout 2017.

Some media have already pointed out: "It's his best album since 'The Black Album'", and most of the specialized media have rated it positively. James Hetfield commented on the release of the new album: “We are very happy, we have been waiting for this moment for a long time. We have tortured many people, we have tortured ourselves, but it is fantastic to present a new album and that people like it ». Robert Trujillo also commented on this stage of the band: “Still when we pick up our instruments we feel like teenagers again. That is precisely the magic of this band. I think this is our best creative moment. We are living an incredible experience ».

These days the millions of followers of the group around the world are celebrating the return of James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo, with this new album that comes after 35 years of career, a long trajectory that has them allowed to harvest more than 110 million records sold and win 9 Grammy Awards.


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