Watch Metallica Fans React to Hearing Full ‘Hardwired…to Self-Destruct’

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Metallica let a group of lucky fans visit the control room of their HQ and listen to the complete version of Hardwired... to Self-Destruct.

Judging by the clip below, the dudes were thrilled with the new album.

“It’s hefty,” says one. “It’s a slab.”

“It’s a flavor in a recipe that can’t be replicated,” says another.

“It is 80 minutes of just punching you in the face.”

One listener was especially enthusiastic about “Spit Out the Bone,” which closes the album.

“It’s a gut punch,” he says. “It was like, ‘Why isn’t this every song?’”

Hardwired…to Self-Destruct comes out November 18.