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With This Kind of Enthusiasm, How Can the New Metallica Album NOT Be Good?


Writing the New Metallica Album

In a new interview with Billboard, Kirk Hammett reveals that Metallica will commence work on their new album “in a couple of weeks.” Then he says this:

“We’ve pretty much come up with every sort of excuse we can not to start work on the album, but we’ve run out of excuses, so we pretty much have to start work on it now.”

Well, hey, brothers, don’t do us any favors! Are you SURE you’ve come up with every imaginable excuse not to make a new album? Why not become the first band to play at Chernobyl? How about producing a Broadway musical adaptation of Through the Never? Maybe Lars needs a nap? I dunno, just spitballing here.

When the members of the band say things like this (or Lars bitches about having to play drums, as he does in the Some Kind of Monster documentary), do you think they’ve even remotely aware how many other bands would KILL to be in their position? They make it seem like they drew the shortest straw or something (bad joke fully intended).

Hammett’s next quote is also pretty choice:

“We’re a band that never has a shortage of ideas… You hear about these bands that are sitting in the studio and they don’t have any songs, what are they gonna do? That’s not Metallica. Metallica’s problem is the total opposite. We have too many ideas. James [Hetfield] has, like, 800 ideas. I have 400. Those number alone are just crazy. That’s formidable.”

And yet, they’ve written three “Unforgiven”s. I MEAN.

ANYWAY, if they’re starting work in a few weeks, the album should be done in a couple of years. I look forward to hearing “Unforgiven IV” in 2016!


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