I'll probably never listen to another metallica album without some sort of huge asterisk in my mental space, but that doesn't stop me from mentally undressing Papa Het up there, still kicking ass at almost 60. What an absolute American treasure.
Too pop for me, but it's great that Metallica is still out there, doing their thing. Maybe some metal crumbs will fall down that other metal bands can feast upon and keep the genre going. Am sure this will be welcomed by fans, but Ive been a fence sitter after The Black Album.
I've been anxious for a new album from them for some time. I'll be honest, though, this song doesn't really do much for me. I listened to it about 10 times in the car and that was it. I recall when Hardwired was released, I was completely blown away by that single. This one is "Meh." I don't really care much for them returning to the KEA sound/vibe. The ONE song on Hardwired I didn't like at all was "Spit Out the Bone."
Unlike what Megadeth and Machine Head released this year, I'm not itching to listen to the new single again.