Metallica Hardwired… To Self Destruct Album Review


This review is going to be written in real time as I listen to the album. It has been 20 years since I enjoyed a new Metallica release. After the abomination that was Load and Reload I gave up on the band (and thus far seem to have missed nothing). Our multimillionaire rockers are still trying to connect with an audience that grows increasingly distant from them. Whatever. Without further hesitation—I shall press play!

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Rarely are viewers presented with such a finely crafted film. Darling approaches important and heavy subjects with quality and grace. Led by the stellar acting of Lauren Ashley Carter, the film cares not for simple shock tactics, conventional constructions, or contemporary audiences’ horrible attention spans. Instead we are treated to a film that does not only appeal to the lowest common denominator.

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