Silent Jay

Metallica 'Hardwired... to Self-Destruct'

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14 hours ago, Silent Jay said:

week 5: #8 52,451 SPS 23%

Gold certification.

Where are these figures from? Any idea if the number of discs impact the numbers i.e. is it 52,000 copies or 26,000 copies x2 as it's double disc? Also wondering whether it only needs 500k to go platinum as that'd be a million discs shipped (or even less if the three disc copies count). Not really sure how it all works these days.

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now that i've let the album sink in a little, i have to say i'm a little underwhelmed. when it's good it's up there with their best work (spit out the bone, hardwired, atlas rise) but the rest is a little bit "meh".

some observations:

- they sound like some of these modern pop/rock bands in places. i can't name some of these bands, simply because new bands don't interest me, but i can hear they are trying to much to sound "modern". bad thing. modern sucks.

- second half is the weaker side. some say it sounds like (re)load but i have to disagree. it's just sounding tired and dragging, while (re)load at least sounded alive and vibrant. in fact, hardwired has confirmed what great albums load and reload were. hardwired isn't

- james' voice sounds better, but who am i kidding. he still doesnt sound like anything pre "st anger"

- it's better than death magnetic, because that album had unacceptable production and james' voice sounded ridiculous in places.

all my personal opinion of course

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On 24/12/2016 at 1:38 PM, drbunnig said:

Where are these figures from? Any idea if the number of discs impact the numbers i.e. is it 52,000 copies or 26,000 copies x2 as it's double disc? Also wondering whether it only needs 500k to go platinum as that'd be a million discs shipped (or even less if the three disc copies count). Not really sure how it all works these days.

It's not really clear, I believe album sales are counted twice for RIAA certifications. SoundScan has never doubled sales of 2cd albums. So I think you're right Hardwired is already or soon to be Platinum for 500K album sales. Along with streaming services (1500 streams = 1 album sold) and separate track (10 tracks sold = 1).

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01. Hardwired
02. Atlas, Rise!
03. Sad But True
04. Wherever I May Roam
05. The Unforgiven
06. Now That We're Dead (live debut)
07. Moth Into Flame
08. Harvester Of Sorrow
09. Halo On Fire (live debut)
10. The Four Horsemen
11. One
12. Master Of Puppets
13. For Whom The Bell Tolls
14. Fade To Black
15. Seek & Destroy

Encore:

16. Battery
17. Nothing Else Matters
18. Enter Sandman

 

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1 hour ago, Silent Jay said:

01. Hardwired
02. Atlas, Rise!
03. Sad But True
04. Wherever I May Roam
05. The Unforgiven
06. Now That We're Dead (live debut)
07. Moth Into Flame
08. Harvester Of Sorrow
09. Halo On Fire (live debut)
10. The Four Horsemen
11. One
12. Master Of Puppets
13. For Whom The Bell Tolls
14. Fade To Black
15. Seek & Destroy

Encore:

16. Battery
17. Nothing Else Matters
18. Enter Sandman

 

Boring setlist, just 5 new songs :D

Would like ti hear Halo in better sound (without this backvocal) 

Hope they come in Cro during Euro tour...

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Add Confusion and especially Spit Out The Bone and Id be happy with that

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Trujillo can't do back vocals,better it's a playback part than Trujillo trying to sing.

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1 hour ago, Majestic Beast said:

Trujillo can't do back vocals,better it's a playback part than Trujillo trying to sing.

Anything is better than a fucking backing track. 

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Mix is a bit weird but I like it very much 

 

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On 1/12/2017 at 9:29 PM, ZoSoRose said:

Add Confusion and especially Spit Out The Bone and Id be happy with that

^^^ this :)

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The more I listen to this album, the more I like it. If you're a Metallica fan, I really don't know what more you could possibly want from them as far as a new album in 2016/17. 🤘

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I listened to it a couple of times, it doesn't have anything they haven't done better before. It's like formica on a kitchen table to me. 

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It is a good album and most seem to think so. You two don't like it simply because it makes a mockery of your excuses for Axl's laziness.

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It s not masterpice like axl's vault cd 2 remix but it's great one for me...

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I've keyed in on Confusion as my favorite.  Seems a great blend of Justice music, Black solos, and Load vocals.

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SETLIST

HIT THE LIGHTS

ATLAS, RISE!

KING NOTHING

THE MEMORY REMAINS

THE UNFORGIVEN

NOW THAT WE'RE DEAD

MOTH INTO FLAME

HARVESTER OF SORROW

CONFUSIONLive Debut

HALO ON FIRE

SAD BUT TRUE

WHEREVER I MAY ROAM

FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS

THE DAY THAT NEVER COMES

CREEPING DEATH

ENCORE

ONEw/ Lang Lang

NOTHING ELSE MATTERS

ENTER SANDMAN

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43 minutes ago, Silent Jay said:

Again zero song from Master of Puppets. It's ballsy I like that.

They read this forum and are proving that they aren't nostalgia act ;)

 

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Just now, -Jaro- said:

They read this forum and are proving that they aren't nostalgia act ;)

 

It suits the new record better. Memory Remains, King Nothing, Hit The Lights, Sad But True kinda inspired Hardwired.

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13 minutes ago, -Jaro- said:

Just waiting for Bone :D

 

Yeah... When time's right I guess. Dream No More should be next. I know James particularly likes Murder One, so we might have to wait.

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They should be playing all of the first disc minus Atlas Rise and add Spit Out The Bone.

Good setlist though! Glad they're mixing it up quite a bit.

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