Behemoth‘s frontman Nergal spoke about Metallica in an interview recently published by Rock Sverige.
“When I was a kid, I wasn´t the biggest Metallica fan. I was more of a Maiden fan and Sodom or something else. I always followed Metallica and I listened to them, but surprisingly, which is quite unexpected, I became the biggest Metallica fan for the last 15 years.”
“The longer I´m around and the longer I see Metallica going and how well they´re doing, I´m more and more filled with fucking adoration for those guys. I´m lucky enough to be friends with Lars and he´s an amazing human being. Super gentle and an amazing guy and every time I see Metallica… most of the times I´m in the pit and that´s amazing.”
Nergal also spoke of Metallica‘s best song in his opinion:
“I think the last record “Hardwired… to Self-Destruct” is really a solid one. “Spit out the bone” must be one of their best songs ever. I´m one of those guys. “Kill ’em All” is probably one of my favorites and “Master of Puppets” and the last one. It´s a great record.”
Behemoth‘s frontman went on to speak of the importance of going to see big internationally successful bands live while they are still active:
“I always say that Metallica is still around and they´re in really good shape. They´re not the youngest dudes around and I believe that they will go on for at least another decade, but I always tell everyone to fucking go and watch Metallica. Go and see Metallica because all those classic bands like Metallica, Maiden, Guns N´ Roses… all those bands are going to be around for only a little bit longer. It´s going to be the longest farewell. Make sure to catch their set and support those bands. Once they´re gone, they´re gone. Appreciate them while they’re still around and touring the world.”