Watch Metallica Read One-Star Reviews of ‘The Black Album’

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Watch Metallica Read One-Star Reviews of ‘The Black Album’

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This week, Metallica took the time to sit down and read some one-star reviews on Amazon of their 1991 eponymous record (AKA The Black Album) during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel LIVE! 

The segment was introduced by host Kimmel, who prefaced the reading with a reminder that the Grammy-winning album, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this month, was 16 times platinum in the US, making it one of the best-selling albums of all time. That didn’t stop Amazon customers at the time from offering some rather scathing critiques of the hit record!

Drummer Lars Ulrich was the first to dive in, reading read out a first review declaring: “This is by far one of the most loathsome crimes ever committed against music.”  

“Thank you for sharing that opinion,” Ulrich responded.

Another particularly cutting comment shared by guitarist Kirk Hammett, said: “Face it people, this album sucks. Anybody who thinks this horrible, atrocious, self-titled suck-o-rama CD is worth four or five stars must be braindead from smoking crack.” Watch the full video below.

Metallica Reads 1-Star Reviews of the Black Album on Jimmy Kimmel LIVE!

Metallica also performed two songs, Holier Than Thou and Wherever I May Roam on the show, playing live in Los Angeles.

Metallica | Holier Than Thou on Jimmy Kimmel LIVE!

Earlier this week, Elton John almost broke the internet when he crashed Metallica’s interview on the Howard Stern Show via Zoom (September 9) to share his thoughts on the album’s seminal single Nothing Else Matters. “Listen, this is one of the best songs ever written,” Elton said.

“It’s a song that never gets old … The chord structure, the melodies, the time changes, it’s got drama written all over it.” 

His comments moved Metallica frontman James Hetfield to tears – watch the full video, here. 

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