Gary Holt Shares His Opinions for Metallica and ‘St. Anger’ Album
Exodus is working for their upcoming album “Persona Non-Grata” these days as they also speed things up to release soon. On the other hand, Death Angel guitarist Ted Aguilar hosted Exodus guitarist Gary Holt on his program just a few days ago.
During their conversation, Holt shared his opinions about Metallica and their album ‘St. Anger’ while they are talking about the early years, former Slayer member Gary Holt says the band crushed Metallica at a major early show in the past.
Ted Aguilar asked Holt about the 1986 New Year’s Eve show in San Francisco which was alongside Megadeth and Metal Church.
“We crushed Metallica. And look, I’m not gloating, but we crushed ’em, and they knew it.”
Gary Holt answered and continued to tell while he was recalling that day.
“It was their big homecoming. They just finished recording (1986’s) ‘Master of Puppets,’ and we came out. We had more amps, we had a bigger riser, we came out looking like the headliners.
And we were partying hard after, and James (Hetfield) comes up, and we were just getting wasted – ‘That’ll be the last time you guys open for us.’ And it was.
We never played with Metallica again until in the recent decade, and that was, like, festivals somewhere…”
Holt seems he still remembers that day strongly. He also seems proud naturally since we all know how supreme Metallica is. He continues expressing his love and respect for Metallica.
“I love ’em to death and I’ll always support ’em and always give them all credit where credit’s due. I consider ‘Master of Puppets’ the greatest metal album ever made. Nobody’s ever come up with anything close to it. Maybe close would be Judas Priest, (1978’s) ‘Stained Class’ – but I give ’em all respect.
Even with (2003’s) ‘St. Anger,’ I always said, ‘Yeah, if they made it sound right, it wouldn’t be so bad.’ On YouTube, some guy re-recorded the whole album but did it with a proper drum sound and guitar sound, and the songs are killer.”
Holt confesses that he has never listened to Lulu
He also shares his opinions about Lulu, which was a collaboration album between rock singer-songwriter Lou Reed and Metallica and released on October 31, 2011. But the album drew too much attention back then, Lou Reed stated that Metallica fans threatened to shoot him due to. Yeah, the album had made us all live some complications in order to assimilate it at some point. And it seems Gary Holt doesn’t think any otherwise cause even back then he scared of what he might be facing.
“I never listened to ‘Lulu’ because I don’t want it to sully my opinion of the band I admire so much.”
Holt said while making obvious how he actually forward-think or something like that. You can watch Gary Holt and Ted Aguilar ‘hanging and chat’ full down below if you want to.