How Metallica's "Hardwired" Would Sound if It Were Recorded by Pantera and Megadeth

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On the heels of that popular video demonstrating what Metallica's new single, "Hardwired," would've sounded like if it were recorded by the legendary metal band in the Eighties, someone has decided to take it a step futher.

This time around, a YouTube user named Mateus Elildo theorizes on how the track would sound if it appeared on classic albums by Pantera, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax. To be more specific, we're talking about Vulgar Display of Power, South of Heaven, Rust in Peace and Spreading the Disease.

"What if Metallica's 'Hardwired' has been recorded by Dimebag, Jeff Hanneman, Scott Ian or Dave Mustaine?" Elildo writes. "Let's find out!" Be sure to tell us what you think of the results in the comments or on Facebook.

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas, was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron, a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums. He now plays in two NYC-area bands.