In the words of Anthrax, this is “metal thrashing mad.” And that’s what Metallica has always done best. I haven’t heard the whole Hardwired album yet, but if the singles are any indication it’s going to be the band’s best album in years. I loved Death Magnetic, but this feels more like the band I fell in love with back when Master of Puppets was their newest release. Suffice to say I think it’s pretty great. You can’t help but love its infectious energy. Bravo, guys!
An entertainment journalist for 20 years, Michael McCarthy was a columnist and contributing editor for the magazines Lollipop and LiveWire. He co-created and wrote for Cinezine, one of the '90's most popular movie E-zines. The only time he's not listening to music is when he's watching television shows and movies or reading, usually music magazines.