I have at all times been able to respect the talent in Metallica. Each band has its strengths and its weaknesses. Personally, from every little thing I have heard up to now, I think the brand new album is a good one. I hear that lots of people have been making feedback about Hammett and Rob Trujillo not writing anything on it. However typically that’s just unavoidable. I suppose I would’ve liked more writing from each these guys, as a result of I liked [Trujillo’s former bands] Infectious Grooves and Suicidal Tendencies and I at all times liked the lines Kirk Hammett wrote with Exodus, however that’s the best way the cookie crumbles when you are within the studio. The perfect songs make the cut. Everybody needs to select one of the best things.
When it comes right down to critiquing production stuff, it’s sort of a private thing. One man’s trash is one other man’s treasure. For instance, I do know lots of people actually dig Rick Rubin and the best way that he produces stuff. Whereas I respect Rick tremendously, I do think that what he does with bands like The Cult actually works and then when he does stuff with metal bands it doesn’t essentially translate in the identical way.Download Our App
Hardwired is certainly a different sounding record than, for instance, St. Anger, and it sounds fairly good to me. I do know it took ‘em eight years to make this record so I am glad for them that individuals are digging it. It is a small community, you understand?
To have all the Big 4 releasing great new records within 12 months or so, that’s actually cool. Now the massive question is whether or not or not the powers-that-be are going to allow for the 4 of us to go and do some more Big 4 dates. We have got a number of nice stuff going on and we have got some stuff we are setting up for Asia and the USA for subsequent yr, but when Big 4 stuff offered itself we’d probably yield to that as a result of it’s much more fun and it is such an event that it takes priority over just one other tour, so to talk. When followers get to have 4 of the best heavy metal bands of all time on the same stage, that’s one thing you may tell your grandkids about.
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