Kirk Hammett Reveals His Favorite Metallica Album

During a recent interview with Rock Candy, Kirk Hammett revealed that his favorite Metallica album is none other than “Master Of Puppets.” The guitarist says when the group were recording the effort they were “trying to make the best album [they] possibly could and that’s what came out.”

Hammett said the following:

“We weren’t trying to make an album that 35 or so years on people would put on and think still sounded great. We didn’t set out to do anything, really. We were just trying to make the best album we possibly could and that’s what came out.

From a technical viewpoint, when I listen to the album I’m really surprised at how good it sounds so long after the fact. The recording of the album, the recording of the songs, the production… it all holds up still.”

He also added:

“A lot of the music from that time now sounds samey and similar. But there’s really nothing on ‘Master Of Puppets’ that dates it to any particular period – sound-wise, production-wise, recording-wise. ‘Master Of Puppets’ is my favorite of all the albums we’ve ever done.”

Ironically, this news comes shortly after Hammett made headlines for saying that he gets tired of having to play the “Master Of Puppets” solo over and over again.

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