Offered for sale is a still sealed U.S. orange vinyl pressing of the double album Hardwired…to Self-Destruct by Metallica.
This colored vinyl pressing was one of eleven different Metallica albums that were sold exclusively through Walmart stores in the United States.
About this copy: This copy of Hardwired…to Self-Destruct is a 2021 U.S. pressing on the Blackened Records label of an album that was originally released in 2016.
As the album is still sealed, the records are presumably new and unplayed.
The wrap is fully intact with no rips, tears, or holes. There is a hype sticker attached to the wrap that says “Limited Edition Exclusive Flame Orange Vinyl.”
A beautiful copy of what might be the rarest of the colored vinyl Metallica albums in this series.
Background: Released in 2016, Hardwired…to Self-Destruct was the tenth studio album by Metallica.
The album reached #1 on the U.S. album chart and #2 on the UK album chart.
Metallica began their long journey back home some time after nearly imploding during the recording of 2003’s St. Anger. Hardwired…To Self-Destruct arrives 13 years after that album but it, almost more than its 2008 predecessor Death Magnetic, feels like a repudiation of the band’s ’90s, the years when Metallica shined up, slowed down, and got a lot weirder. Sprawling over two discs when it could’ve fit onto one (an aesthetic choice certainly meant to evoke memories of 1988’s double LP …And Justice for All), Hardwired…To Self-Destruct does indeed rage, roaring out the gate with a title track where James Hetfield bellows “We’re so f***ed/S*** out of luck.” That palpable desperation recalls the free-floating angst that fueled Metallica’s ’80s, but Hardwired…To Self-Destruct doesn’t find the quartet scrambling to sound as ferocious as they did during their heyday. Often, they do unleash the fury — “Moth into Flame” gallops forward in a manner reminiscent of “Battery” — but there’s no denying that Metallica are an older band now, either incapable or uninterested in maintaining that intensity over the course of a full double album. — what impresses here is the thought and musicality within the compositions and the performances, elements that have always been at the band’s core and shine brightly on Hardwired…To Self-Destruct.
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