Offered for sale is a still sealed limited edition orange vinyl U.S. pressing of the double album Hardwired to Self-Destruct by Metallica.
About this copy: This copy of Hardwired to Self-Destruct is a 2021 pressing on the Blackened label of an album that was originally released in 2016.
This limited edition pressing on “flame orange vinyl” was sold exclusively through Walmart stores in the United States. These pressings were quite limited and the album sold out in just a few days.
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 bend in the upper right hand corner.
There is a hype sticker on the wrap that says, “Limited Edition Exclusive Flame Orange vinyl.”
A nice copy of a terrific LP.
Background: In early 2021, a limited number of colored vinyl pressings of six different Metallica albums were sold through Walmart, a U.S. retailer.
The albums were:
- Kill ‘Em All (red vinyl)
- Ride the Lightning (blue vinyl)
- Master of Puppets (red vinyl)
- …And Justice for All (green vinyl)
- Metallica, aka “The Black Album,” (black marbled vinyl)
- Hardwired to Self-Destruct (orange vinyl)
With the exception of the black marbled vinyl Metallica LP, all sold out immediately.
Released in 2016, Hardwired…to Self-Destruct was the tenth studio album by Metallica.
The album reached #1 on the U.S. charts and #2 in the UK.
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. … If the riffs don’t always sink in deeply — and if the entire production feels slightly monochromatic — 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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