Metallica frontman James Hetfield shared his true opinion about the band’s self-titled album (a.k.a Black Album) in the press release of ‘Black Album Whiskey Pack’ which was is on sale right now.

Metallica’s self-titled album, also known as Black Album, is the fifth album of the band which was released in 1991. The album features the songs such as ‘Enter Sandman,’ ‘Unforgiven,’ ‘Nothing Else Matters,’ ‘Wherever I May Roam,’ ‘Sad But True,’ and many more.

As you might already know, Metallica hinted about the remastered or the special edition of the new Black Album about three weeks ago via Instagram, and they recently announced a new whiskey pack in honor of the anniversary of the legendary album.

Amid the rumors of possible ‘Black Album 2021,’ James Hetfield wanted to share his opinion about this album and pointed out how much the Black Album changed their lives as well as the brand of Metallica.

Here is what James Hetfield said:

So many things changed for us externally after The Black Album release. The perception of the importance of Metallica changed greatly.

Obviously, with songs like ‘Sandman,’ ‘Unforgiven,’ ‘Nothing Else Matters’ becoming embraced by a lot of the world, we became a household name. It changed our lives and hopefully helped the world connect.”

In the same press release, Metallica shared the thoughts of Blackened Whiskey Master Distiller named Rob Dietrich, and he stated that ‘The Black Album’ was one of his first-ever albums that he took up as a personal anthem. Rob also shared the process of how they decided to include ‘Batch 106’ which was sonically enhanced to a playlist from the ‘Metallica and San Francisco Symphony: S&M2.’