Thursday, March 10, 2016

Kreator frontman about Metallica: "I'm missing the rebellious spirit"


Kreator frontman Mille Petrozza was recently interviewed by Danko Jones, you can read some excerpts below.

About his love for early Metallica and where he hopes to see the band go on their next studio release, he said: "I really wish that Metallica would put out an album that blows aways everyone. 'Death Magnetic' was not great, but it was better than 'St. Anger'. They had one song on 'Death Magnetic' that got me, the one that sounded like… The ballad that turned into a Led Zeppelin. That was a good song."

He continued: "I didn't like the sound of 'Death Magnetic' too much. The guitar tone was not really crispy. I think that one guy that producer Rick Rubin's working with engineer/producer Greg Fidelman, he has a bad taste for guitar tone. He has this weird, non-distorted tone that might fit to some rock acts or whatever, but not to Metallica. It sounds like the Tube Screamer is turned off, you know what I mean? [Laughs]"

Mille added. "With Metallica, I'm missing the lyrics also, I'm missing the stories, I'm missing the political edge. You know what I mean? I'm missing the rebellious spirit, so to speak. That's one of my all-time favorite bands that I was really looking up to and was, like, 'Yeah, yeah, they're right. They sang something true in their lyrics. Look at how they put this and what they think about this and that, and nowadays I'm just not interested anymore. It's weird."