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Renowned for Sound: ALBUM REVIEW: METALLICA – HARDWIRED… TO SELF-DESTRUCT

Nov 29, 2016

I’m going to say something that will probably have the hard-core Metallica fans baying for my blood; I quite like St. Anger and Death Magnetic. Excepting the technical issues around the mix/mastering of the latter – come on Rick Rubin, dynamic-range is not a dirty world – I think they are both solid albums, and St. Anger is a raw, visceral piece of metal that certainly didn’t deserve the drubbing it received from fans. Death Magnetic started the process of making amends in many fans’ eyes, and I’d be surprised if Hardwired… To Self-Destruct doesn’t see the quartet back in the good graces of fans.

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