KIRK HAMMETT Says New METALLICA Material Is A ‘Bit More Progressive’ Than Last Year’s ‘Lords Of Summer’ Song

kirkhammettMETALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett says that the material the band has been writing for its forthcoming album “is a little bit more progressive” than the song “Lords Of Summer”, which was performed for the first time more than a year ago at the opening show of METALLICA‘s South American tour.

During an appearance yesterday (Tuesday, April 14) on SiriusXM‘s Liquid Metal, Hammett spoke about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the follow-up to METALLICA‘s 2008 album, “Death Magnetic”. He said: “I would say some of the stuff [we have written] is similar to ‘Lords Of Summer’. ‘Lords Of Summer’ is pretty accessible, because I think it’s one of the more accessible-sounding riffs and there’s a really cool melody. A lot of the other material is a little bit more progressive — kind of along the lines of what ‘Death Magnetic’ turned out to be.”

He continued: “I would say that there’s some really, really hooky stuff coming through — really, really catchy stuff — and I’m really, really psyched on the direction of how things are sounding. If I could compare it to anything, maybe it might be remotely similar to the approach we took on [1988’s] ‘…And Justice For All’ [album], but it doesn’t sound like ‘…And Justice For All’ sonically — it doesn’t have that sound that ‘…And Justice For All’ had, which I thought was very unique at the time.”

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