Can a wire rope be described as a mesh of metallic threads? I'm not sure about the "metallic" word. Is there a better one? Furthermore, I want to describe a wire rope that slowly and menacingly is cracking down under pressure. You know. A thread cracking and then getting released from the mesh with explosive power. (That can be dangerous). One thread at a time. How do I write this? Is this correct: "It was as if he could hear the menacing sound of metallic threads cracking under his every frightful step. Ruptured threads blasting off with such power, that if one ever happened to come his way, it would surely slice him like butter." ?