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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.

Damian is editor-in-chief of Guitar World magazine. From 1998 to 2014, he was one third of Mister Neutron, an instrumental rock act that toured the universe and elsewhere and released three albums via Austin-based Deep Eddy Records. These days he performs with several New York City-area bands and can often be spotted with one of his many, many, many B-bender-equipped guitars. In past lives he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor – and he still can’t believe he got to write the liner notes for the latest SRV box set.