I'm an old school Metallica fan. I grew up loving the first four Metallica albums. When the Black Album came out I hated it. Things only got worse with Load. In my speed metal obsessed, teenage brain, I took it personal. It felt like Metallica flat out abandoned metal. When I first heard the "Hardwired" single.....I ended up liking it a lot. The rest of the album wasn't as heavy, but I genuinely liked most of it (still a few songs that just don't do it for me). It feels weird to say this...but I'm a Metallica fan again. My review of the album came out so weird. I was saying positive things about a band I was VERY critical of for over 20 years. Hardwired…to Self-Destruct: Reconciling with Metallica – Green and Black Music » I'm wondering what other old school fans think about the new Metallica album. Has Hardwired...To Self-Destruct won back any other fans that disavowed Metallica in the nineties?