James Hetfield Reacts To The Bad Reviews About ‘The Black Album’

Metallica frontman James Hetfield recently made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live with his band and reacted to the 1-star reviews for their ‘The Black Album.’

Formed in 1981, Metallica is no doubt one of the most prestigious heavy metal bands in the metal music scene. Throughout their music career, the band released a great number of successful albums. One of them was their fifth studio album ‘Metallica,’ also known as ‘The Black Album’ because of its packaging design. The record achieved critical acclaim and brought Metallica commercial success.

August 12 marked the ‘Black Album’s 30th anniversary. To celebrate the record’s 30th birthday, Metallica released a remastered edition on September 10. The band also released a limited edition box set including three live LPs, 14 CDs and six DVDs with unreleased content and various merchandise.

Following the remastered album’s release, Metallica made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live. During the show, they read some negative reviews of the 1991 ‘Black Album.’ While reading one of the comments, James Hetfield got a bit overwhelmed and left the screen after showing his middle finger to the camera.

One of the negative reviews was:

“Disaster. Would rather see Metallica be broken penniless on welfare than see them as they are today. This is a nightmare! All I can say is it is sad… Pathetic.”

James Hetfield read the comment and said before leaving:

“What the f*** are we doing? F*** this! Hey Jimmy, here is your phone back.”

You can check out the full video below.