Here it is in all it's glory, Metallica's triumphant return to the world of Thrash: Hardwired... To Self-Destruct.
A few months ago I reported on the Ronon’s Reviews FB page that Metallica had promised their fans that the new record, Hardwired… To Self-Destruct would take a massive step towards their thrash sound of yesteryear.
After a whole week of being my album of choice I can finally say, yes it does and the best way I can sum it up is, while it's not as awesome as Master Of Puppets (what I consider the greatest release from Metallica) it's definitely nowhere as shit as St Anger (we all know it's a piece of crap).
Call it old and outdated all you want, but Halo: Combat Evolved changed the First Person Shooter genre forever.
Back in 2001 it seemed the console wars were over and it looked like PlayStation had won with the PS2, which had come out just the year before, since Sega had discontinued manufacturing the Dreamcast after just under 2 years and fell off the radar and while Nintendo would eventually bring out the GameCube (which I think suited younger gamers rather than a more mature audience) they felt like they were more interested in the hand-held side of things. But all that changed when Microsoft decided they wanted in on the action and brought the Xbox system to the table. Upon its release, the Xbox had a small handful of games ready to go, but one of them would change the gaming world - Halo: Combat Evolved.
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