Nostalgia is a tricky thing. Human memory is baaaad, and we view the past in a very general way, with rose-colored glasses or disdain. So when a band like Metallica, who are so locked into our collective memory as a series perfect images of what they used to be (the first 5 albums) continues to change and doesn’t match up with our childhood/teenage expectations of what Metallica should be, we instinctively react negatively.
So now you get to put your money where your moth is – if it sounded like old Metallica, would you really like it better? You get to find out as this YouTuber has reimagined their single “Hardwired” as it would have been on any of the 5 classic albums.