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Drummer says, that it was the lucky alignment of the planets!

Metallica‘s self titled album from 1991, known to the fans as Black Album, turns 25 this year! It was a break-through moment in the band’s career, but some people still think, that the band sold-out to the mass media and money, and gave up their thrash roots. What does Lars Ulrich think about this situation?

Interviewed by Billboard, he said:

It was our fifth record, and it felt like the path we were on was sort of… each record got a little more successful than the previous one and the touring got bigger and we got more in the limelight and both the good and the bad that comes with that. But it was still a process that, by the time we got to the ‘black’ album, we were ten years into our career. We knew when we were making the record that there was certainly kind of an alignment of the planets or the stars, or whatever you say.” Focusing on shorter songs after taking the progressive experimentation to its peak on …And Justice for All, Metallica were also aided by the guiding hand of producer Bob Rock and a shift in what MTV was playing. “It all sort of lined up.”

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This album is a true milestone for Metallica, there’s no doubt about it. We just want to believe, that planets will align the same way during the release of their newest LP, Hardwired… To Self Destruct, which will debut on November 18. What do you think about it?

Source of information: loudwire.com