Category Archives: Metallica

The Best and Worst of 2016

20162016 might have been the worst year in quite some time.  It’s really hard to defend the year as being great when everyone can agree it was abnormally terrible.

In fact, I’m breaking a tradition with this recurring post and eliminating the “in-between” section from my annual list because very few things were redeeming enough to lift our spirits this year.

If there’s anything to end the year on a good note for me, it’s writing my annual Best & Worst look back at the year.  Keep in mind these are things that I thought were awesome (or bad) but feel free to weigh in on your personal best/worst of 2016 either on here or on the Facebook/Twitter talkback! Onto the list! (READ MORE)

One Week Later: A Review of Metallica’s Hardwired…To Self-Destruct

metallica_hardwired-_to_self-destruct_2016Last Friday Metallica released Hardwired… To Self-Destruct.  Now that a week has passed and the “newness” has worn off and I was able to listen to it a few times I feel now I can accurately review it.  I feel that since St. Anger, Metallica has made it a mission to return to form.  With Death Magnetic, they took a step in the right direction and while this album is a better return to form it does seem at times that this is Death Magnetic part 2. With a few interesting projects between Death Magnetic nearly 10 years ago such as the odd Lou Reed collaboration album LuLu and the concert film/ action film mashup of Through the Never.  It was pretty fun as a fan to see Metallica return with a new album. (READ MORE)