During a last night’s appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”, METALLICA performed two songs, sat down for an interview and took part in a “Celebrities Read Mean Tweets”-style segment where the four members of the group read one-star Amazon reviews of the 1991’s self-titled LP, better known as “The Black Album.”
“This is by far one of the most loathsome crimes ever committed against music,” drummer Lars Ulrich read.
Guitarist Kirk Hammett said: “Face it people, this album $ucks. Anybody who thinks this horrible, atrocious, self titled ‘$uck-o-rama’ CD is worth four or five stars must be braindead from smoking crack.”
James Hetfield added: “This album sucks, sad but true! I bought this when it came out and I was horrified when I listened to it, I threw it off a bridge and watched a truck smash it.”
The Black Album is one of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed records of all time. Its 1991 release not only gave METALLICA its first No. 1 album in no fewer than 10 countries, including a four-week run at No. 1 in the U.S., its unrelenting series of singles — “Enter Sandman,” “The Unforgiven,” “Nothing Else Matters,” “Wherever I May Roam” and “Sad But True” — fueled the band’s rise to stadium headlining, radio and MTV dominating household name status. The album’s impact and relevance continue to grow — as proven by one indisputable fact: The Black Album remains unchallenged as the best-selling album in the history of Nielsen SoundScan, outselling every release in every genre over the past 30 years.