Drummer Lars Ulrich recently opened up about one of Metallica’s albums, such as ”St. Anger”, which was an inevitable part of the band’s creative process that led to more success which came years later.
In an interview with Metallica fanzine “So What!?”, Lars Ulrich discussed about any Metallica regret, saying:
“Regret is an interesting word because there’s so much weight in that. I think as human beings, you can’t ‘not regret’ things that you’ve done in the past. But regret does not necessarily equate that you wished you had changed it.
“So, if, as an experiment, you say, ‘What do you think of the sound of …And Justice for All?’ Then there’s 5,000 different opinions about how the record sounds, and then you sit and go, ‘Do you regret this, or do you regret that?’
”But you can’t have ‘The Black Album’, the way ‘The Black Album’ is and came to be, without the choices that were made on the ‘…And Justice for All’ album.
“You can’t have ‘Death Magnetic’ and the choices that were made on that record without ‘St. Anger’. So, it’s all tethered together in a way that makes it a useless conversation at some point. Because everything is part of a bigger picture. And I guess I am very good at accepting the journey…”