Originally Posted by carp
Haha, NO - it's not ok. J/K, I have listened to it all the way through once and I like it overall. I liked DM though, so take that for what it's worth. This is like DM level song writing but without the horrible clipping. It's as good as I could have hoped for.
Of course it pales in comparison to the great albums. I think I like the first 4 albums (especially 2,3, and 4) way more than most metal fans (or even Metallica fans for that matter) so for me if they come out with an album that is 25 percent as good I will still like it.
I would have loved for them to bring back the guitar sound from Lighting or Puppets or especially Justice, these same songs with that sound would have gone from a 6.5 to a 9.
Originally Posted by darthrsg
Agree totally. I even liked St. Anger, it never sounded like Metallica but I respect experimenting. I'm not the biggest Metallica fan in the world but I think their albums are one of a dying breed of "event" type releases and will always check them out to see what they are doing.
Huge fan here! Agree with you darth, Kirk rules!!!!
I've been listening to Hardwired quite a few times since it came out, I love the album. I even bought the deluxe vinyl
I've watched a few interviews and Kirk is such a nice person too. The day after I bought it, I remembered that exactly 30 years ago, I got puppets when it came out back in 86. Since then I lost my album (as well as many from my metal collection and I'm still pissed about this!) so I decided to buy it again (vinyl), it was a strange feeling to finally have my Puppets album back in my hands
I've been a Metallica fan ever since I heard The Four Horsemen back in.........oh f---k it, back then
Even the Load and Reload era, there are good things there (well not everything
but still...) - the one I like the least is probably St-Anger, but it's the damn snare, and the fact that there are no solos...
carp, fwiw I love the mix on Hardwired, I kinda agree with you that I somewhat miss the guitar sound from Puppets, but I was pleasantly suprised with the new album, it sounds amazing. I can't stand the drum sound on Justice, everything sounds so thin, that's too bad cause it's such a great album. Hetfield's voice on Spit Out The Bone is one-of-a-kind
Anyway, I could talk about them for hours...
Oh and by the way, there was a mention of The Agonist a few posts back, it was actually Alissa White-Gluz's band before she joined Arch Enemy... hmmmm Alissa.... And she is from Montreal too!