Metallica's Hammett: 'Exodus' 'Bonded by Blood' Is Just as Good as 'Kill 'Em All''

artist: metallica date: 03/04/2014 category: general music news
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Metallica's Hammett: 'Exodus' 'Bonded by Blood' Is Just as Good as 'Kill 'Em All''
Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett recently touched on an interesting subject of early thrash scene and today's state of metal in which his band easily eclipses the rest of the so-called Big Four in terms of commercial success.

"I try not to spend too much time thinking about stuff like that because whatever I think of is still not going to be a satisfying enough explanation," Kirk told Metal Hammer (via Blabbermouth). "It's just the way things are and how the chips fell."

Focusing on the old days, Hammett dubbed Exodus' debut release "Bonded by Blood" the genre's quintessential album, equally crucial as Metallica's "Kill 'Em All."

"Exodus [Kirk's former band and the group many think should included if the 'Big Four' were expanded and considered the 'Big Five'] in the '80s had some bona fide problems, but I think their first album is just as good as 'Kill 'Em All,'" the guitarist noted.

"We were just playing the music we wanted to hear because no one else was playing it and it wasn't being played on the radio. It was only a small group of people who knew about it and it was almost elitist in that 'No posers allowed!' thing," Kirk concluded.
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