Look, I’m not gonna say anything about the new Metallica album, Hardwired…To Self-Destruct, till I actually hear it, because my feelings about Metallica are way too complex to sum up in instantaneous reactions to songs that have only been online for three minutes. I’m gonna have thoughts on this one, okay? And I’m not doing anybody any favors by coming out with knee-jerk pronouncements, regardless of whether my immediate reaction is positive or negative. Of course, you’re free to make snap judgments, as you should. We all heard lead single “Hardwired” a few weeks back, and today, we’re getting another one, “Moth Into Flame.”
The band are dropping the track with a pretty pointless performance video, and you can check ‘em both below. Then speak your piece in the comments. We’ll talk about it at length soon, I promise. But definitely listen, because it’s definitely worth hearing.
Hardwired…To Self-Destruct is out 11/18 on Blackened Recordings. Pre-order it here.