In an interview with Alfa 91.3 FM, Metallica frontman James Hetfield spoke about “Hardwired… To Self-Destruct” album. He said they did not write their best album yet. These words from James, raised our expectations for the upcoming albums.

He said:

“We always try to make a better record. It’s innate; it’s in us. We haven’t wrote the best record yet. We’re going to. I don’t know when. I won’t know when it is. So we always like moving forward, creating new stuff. For a band to be around for thirty-five years…

There are bands that like to just play their hits and be okay drifting off into the sunset. We’re not like that; we’re artists and we love to create. It’s like breathing for us — we need to do it. So it’s always great when you have a new set of lyrics and music, and people still enjoy it.


He was also mentioned about the relationship between the band and fans. He said:

It’s a great way to connect and stay connected with people. But also to still keep a mystery is important to me. So keeping an album, releasing little bits, you know… It’s an art form. It’s hard to surprise people these days, with so much information. So we’re still trying to make it exciting. But there’s obviously great things about it.”

You can watch the entire interview from the below.