Hardwired – Metallica – Intro BeatSteve Ley
"Hardwired" is the first single from Metallica's upcoming album, Hardwired... To Self-Destruct.
Lars gets back to his 80s metal roots with this double-time thrasher. The beat is first heard 27 seconds into the song—before the verse begins.
Notice that beats 1 and 3 are emphasized on the bass drum, while the off-beats are played relatively softly. Bass drum dynamics like this are uncommon in modern metal, where high levels of compression and triggers are often used to create uniform bass drum strokes.
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