"The Sick, the Dying and the Dead" is my pick for album of the year, even with a couple of throwaway songs. Some absolute masterpieces on there. It's tied with Machine Head.You’re not wrong though. Look at Megadeth. Same age writing thrash and modern style stuff til this day. Great songs come from Dave even in his 60’s.
Glad I'm not the only one. I fucking HATE stadium concerts, more so when the only option is the trash heap of the Meadowlands in NJ. It's no longer worth my time, money and aggravation. And goes double for this tour of double shows, which I really WOULD love to experience. I'm sure the nosebleed seats will be at least $400....Not bad.
They announced an album and a tour, which I'll skip since it's in huge stadiums and I'm done with stadium shows.
Kirkster's always been a little out-there with the apologetics. I had a Christian metal mag when I was a kid with him interviewed and he was apologizing for how crass their lyrics were. Like, really? Metallica lyrics are crass? Jump in the Fire being the one and ONLY song that got mentioned in the interview. It's silly, sure. But crass? Only to Christians. And even at that time, when I was a half-questioning Christian I was like, "Wait. What?"then there's this :
"Toxic masculinity has fuelled this band": Kirk Hammett calls out Metallica's "weird masculine macho bullshit"Metallica look deep within themselves for a probing, challenging new interview with The New Yorkerwww.loudersound.com
A lot of Christian people I know were offended by "The God That Failed"Kirkster's always been a little out-there with the apologetics. I had a Christian metal mag when I was a kid with him interviewed and he was apologizing for how crass their lyrics were. Like, really? Metallica lyrics are crass? Jump in the Fire being the one and ONLY song that got mentioned in the interview. It's silly, sure. But crass? Only to Christians. And even at that time, when I was a half-questioning Christian I was like, "Wait. What?"
I'm not gonna bother reading it, but if this is about the music? Nah. Het identifies as a fucking table, for fuck sake. Talk about woke.
Kind of summed up what I thought. The best part of metallica's older stuff, to me, was the fact that they kind of set up metal sounds for everyone else and did some relatively new and unique things in thrash. This song sounds like they kept the same type of drum, guitar and bass playing and very metallica-y sounding riffs that they are used to, but tried to twist them into a more modern metal sound than what they usually would. I was waiting for them to start some "good old thrash" the entire time, but frankly never got that feeling. Also generally disliked the singing as it was pretty meh rock vocal work and not at all what I view as metal vocal work (but maybe power metal lol), with pretty uninspired lyrics and the most bizarre "rhyming" I have heard in a bit.I think "wait for it... wait for it... oh, it's done" pretty much sums it up. At least Hardwired has some moments here and there where songs would break down and some moments here and there of good old thrash.
my first impression was that it sounded like what you'd get if you tasked a random guitar-youtuber to make a discount Metallica-sound-alike song in one day.
Same! I was surprised to see it's not a universally loved album. I absolutely loved that when I first got it, and still do. For me, my favorites are the KEA, RTL, MOP, AJFA and Garage Days. When the black album came out, I remember everyone loving it, and I felt like the only one on the planet that didn't. I basically lost interest in them after that.I like the raw Garage Days album by the way.
Can someone explain to me what they are hearing in this that makes them think it's good? Any other band putting this out would get roasted into oblivion. Because it's Papa Het & the Gang we're supposed to worship it?
Literally the whole song I'm thinking, "Wait for it. Wait for it. Wait for it." And then it's over. There's nothing there that grabs me, and nothing stand-out at all.
Is this a "they get a pass because" thing? I've been hard on Metallica in the past, but am much less inclined to do so today, but I still expect some sort of tingle in the dingle if ya know what I'm sayin', and this makes me feel like I'm watching toddlers play at football or something. No thrill, no danger, just formula and a tiny touch of cringe in the lyrics.
You know, that last paragraph may help us understand where these bands / people are at now. They may or may not still have whatever *it* thing that drew us back in the day, but they think they can pull the same numbers as the big nostalgia stadium rockers are pulling, and they need to put out some milquetoast, "This is totally what you imagined we were" tunes to get the people that could afford to go to actually stay in the place once the band starts playing.
More power to 'em. Though teenage me is going to be crying in a corner over it, I'm too busy trying to face life now to worry about my favorite "FUCK EVERYBODY" guys in my teens turning into "meh, ok, let's do some stuff" today. They've certainly earned the right to write whatever they want. If people dig, cool.
I'm just not one of them. I guess.
Then again, I gave up on Metallica with Load. Anything they do worth even the slightest listen now is just nostalgia balm.
You over think things way too much.OK, here's my issue. So many people saying, "This sounds like Metallica." How does this sound like Metallica?
Has it been so long you forgot? It sounds like Metallica on downers, after listening to way too much Priest and Motorhead, while still not quite getting the essence of what they laid down. There's no viciousness. No gut-punch. No, "HOLY FUCK!" Shit.
Or have we dumbed down our senses so much that this seeping fart is considered a gut-punch now? I suppose that would match the rest of our lowered standards when it comes to entertainment.
1988 me: METALLICA!
2022 me: Meh teh ick ah.
Glad I'm not the only one. I fucking HATE stadium concerts, more so when the only option is the trash heap of the Meadowlands in NJ. It's no longer worth my time, money and aggravation. And goes double for this tour of double shows, which I really WOULD love to experience. I'm sure the nosebleed seats will be at least $400....