Metallica: “Moth Into Flame” — A Bridge Between…

Metallica is out schooling the young’uns on how to do this heavy metal shit. Although it’s nothing new for the veterans, it still seems odd that the former Napter adversaries, who once seemed locked into that whole tape trading thing, have embraced the modern era of promotion and are, in fact, better at it than most.

Anyway, yesterday Metallica dropped the “Moth Into Flamevideo, the second single from their forthcoming album, Hardwired… to Self-Destruct (November 18th). A friend of mine says that the sound from these first two tracks feels like the missing link between …and Justice for All and The Black Album. I can see that, in part, but at the same time it’s impossible for me to put the current Metallica into that era. For me, the overall sound is inseparable from everything they’ve done since Justice. There are elements of The Black Album, the Load and Reload era, St. Anger, and Death Magnetic present in both of the new tracks.

I’m more inclined to say that what we’re seeing from Hardwired… to Self-Destruct is the bridge between The Black Album and either St. Anger and Death Magnetic. It’s kind of like what Metallica should have done instead of the Load albums.

Of course, opinions are like assholes and we all got one. So sound off in the comments section below and tell us what you make of the two new tracks from Hardwired… to Self-Destruct.


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