Metallica released their new single, “Hardwired” via music video yesterday and the internet opinions are flying around like cockroaches on a summer afternoon in Brooklyn. I’m seeing everything from “It’s the greatest thing they’ve done in decades” to “more bullshit” and beyond.
My opinion? It’s thrashy as hell and more in line with what I would hope to hear from these guys. Thrash is making a comeback, at least here in Europe, and Metallica is probably the most important band in that world. Having them come out with a strong single now is really good news and I hope they have something even more intense to follow it up. How awesome would it be to have a Metallica record come out now that stands tall among their whole repertoire?
Maybe the biggest metal band in history is coming back to solidify their position in our scene with a record to convince the haters they’re still credible? Hardwired is a good start. What do you think?