Pantera’s Phil Anselmo Disses Metallica’s ‘Load’

Philip Anselmo, vocalist for Pantera & Down, recently spoke out negatively about Metallica’s 1996 release, “Load.” In the latest issue of Metal Hammer, Anselmo discussed albums which have affected his life and was asked to name an album that, in his opinion, should have never been released.

“I would have to say ‘Load’ by Metallica. I mean, it’s a terrible record, man. I just don’t get it. If you’re gonna put out a record like that, just do a fucking side project or something, ya know?”

Metallica are currently recording their tenth studio album and plan to release it next year.

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  • Alexis Ntrendo

    I don’t understand people saying bad things about Load, Reload and St. Anger.

    Good bands never want to tie themselves to one genre. That’s a cliche. Metallica floats here to hard rock and trash metal.
    It’s like saying Sex Pistols rock and Vivaldi sucks.

    This is a music and this is beautiful.

  • Luken Gallagher

    I actually enjoyed Load and Reload,