What will Metallica do?
Metallica were in the news recently as rumors were spreading that Rick Rubin would produce their next album. Lars Ulrich said that is not true and that Bob Rock is the only producer they are planning on using in the future. They are planning on releasing a new studio album in late 06/early 07. That's a long ways off, but not too early to speculate on what it will sound like. Let's face it, no matter your personal views are on St. Anger the response was overwhelmingly negative towards it. There are fans who like say the first three albums and didn't like And justice for all or the black album then there were fans who loved the black album and hated the Load albums. Yet St. Anger seemed to have received more criticism than other prominent metal/hard rock album in recent memory even though I know the band stands by it. So where do Metallica go next? It's hard to say because they haven't always followed the trends or been predictable. And justice for all was a huge succes, but then they went to much more stripped down sound for the black album. The black album was huge, but then they went for a heavier more rock album for load. Any ideas, speculations, hopes or concerns for the next Metallica album?