Metallica: Hardwired – alternate track listing (Playlist Junkie #3)

James / June 6th, 2017

Metallica’s Hardwired to Self Destruct is great, but this alternate tracklist of mine is more concise, and has a better flow, in my opinion. It also follows the format closer of their early albums.

Hear the album here (affiliate link)

1. Hardwired

2. Moth into Flame

3. Now That We’re Dead

4. Murder One

OR: The Day That Never Comes (from Death Magnetic)

5. Atlas Rise

6. Here Comes Revenge

7. Halo on Fire

OR: Suicide & Redemption (from Death Magnetic)

8. Spit Out the Bone


  • Donald Mazzola

    June 6, 2017 at 10:56 am

    Nice job with this one. Agreed almost in full, though I think you could put Halo on Fire in that coveted #4 spot if you want. It’s soft/bluesy enough by comparison to the previous tracks, has some deep lyrics, then flips the switch and becomes something else almost entirely during those last two minutes you spoke of. Kinda like “One,” don’t ya think? Plus, this way we can get rid of “Murder One,” which is one of the weakest tracks on the album (despite the reverence on display there for Lemmy).

  • HungShark

    June 7, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    I disagree with James about the track 4 choice. I feel Halo on Fire is this album’s Fade to Black/Sanitarium, and would have been the much better choice.

    As for tracks 7 and 8, move Spit out the Bone to 7, and finish it off with Ronnie Rising. Sure the last one is technically a cover, but at least we’re sticking to songs from the same album (if you got the version with the bonus tracks).

  • mike bray

    June 9, 2017 at 12:52 am

    Oh man I hate this record, unlisenable, the lyrics are terrible, which has been that way for many tears.

  • FrankyFrancis

    July 19, 2017 at 7:46 pm

    I completely agree! Too many songs, and they don’t need to be on 2 CDs.

    Only amendment to James’ list, is adding “Am I Savage?”, in between “Here Comes Revenge” and “Halo On Fire”. 9 total songs. Can’t get enough of Playlist Junkie! More, please!

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