It’s only been a few days since we first learned Metallica’s new LP Hardwired… to Self-Destruct was on its way down the musical-pike, but we’re already beginning to get a taste of what the legendary Los Angeles heavy metal band has in store for us later this year.
Playing a sold-out show at Minneapolis’ U.S. Bank Stadium last night, Metallica debuted a live version of the first song off their new album title, “Hardwired.” When Hardwired… to Self-Destruct, is released November 18th it will mark the first Metallica album since the bands 2008’s Death Magnetic. The just over three-minute ‘Hardwired‘ is a throwback to the bands early-80’s sound that was known for coming right out of the gate ready to thrash. Another nod to the good old Metallica days is the fact that the new track runs a good 40 seconds before you hear a single voice, and when you do finally hear the voice of lead singer James Hetfield, sh** gets Metallic-real fast.
“In the name if desperation/In the name of wretched pain/In the name of all creation/Gone Insane/We’re so f**kd/Sh** out of luck/Hardwired to self-destruct!!!”
I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to run through a damn wall like Kool-Aid Man.
(Via Rolling Stone)