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Metallica’s Kirk Hammett names two albums he is proud of

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Metallica’s Kirk Hammett names two albums he is proud of

The guitarist Kirk Hammett first joined Metallica in 1983 after the band fired Dave Mustaine. Since then he became an important part of their sound and celebrates this year his 40th anniversary in the group.


In an interview with 93.3 WMMR (Transcribed by Blabbermouth), the musician mentioned the two albums of the band that he is proud of.

Metallica’s Kirk Hammett names two albums he is proud of

“You know, it was us, it was Slayer, it was Anthrax, it was Megadeth, it was Exodus, it was Overkill, it was Testament. There’s a lot of bands who were chasing that vision, and we all had kind of like the same vision. But what blows me away about it is we’re all around the same age. I don’t know if that happens these days.”

“You find just a large group of people, a scene where everyone’s just all into the same thing and is supporting each other. And then record companies start going, ‘What’s going on?’ and start getting curious, and next thing you know, all of a sudden there’s a record company in the room and it is signing everyone.”

Hammett continued:

“We were all, like, 22, 23 years old. The fact that we got so much done at such a young age just blows me away, because it seems like we had something on our sides — we had some sort of energy, or God was smiling down on us or the universe was pushing us.”

“And thank God, because those two albums, ‘Kill ‘Em All’ and ‘Ride The Lightning’, when they came out, there was nothing like it. And I’m really proud of that. I’m actually blown away when I look back at it. When we were making those albums and touring behind them, we just kind of took it for granted. It was just, like, ‘All right, we did that. Let’s go on to the next thing.'”

“We never like sat down and really thought about the accomplishment that we made. And so, 40 years later, I’m able to do that and I’m able to go, ‘Man, we really pulled something off and we were just kind of blasé about it,’ you know?” Kirk Hammett said.

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