Bruce Dickinson – “The Black Album” Pushed Metal Into Mainstream
The legendary of Metallica Black album turned 30 last week, and Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson was among those who praised the album, saying it helped bring metal into mainstream audiences.
“Ourselves, Judas Priest and Pantera all reached a crossroads where we were fortunate enough to really level up. But neither of us had the courage to do it. Metallica did, however,” said the leader. Classic rock.
“You have to give them huge credit for seizing the opportunity when it presented itself, taking the risk and rightly reaping the huge rewards. You cannot underestimate their success with it. [The Black Album]. “
The singer went on to express his admiration for the way the controlled sound of all the songs on the disc, especially thanks to the work of producer Bob Rock.
“It was very effective. It definitely helped push metal into the mainstream,” he said, adding that Iron Maiden would never create an album with this plan.
“We could never do an album like that, because we’re not under control, and we don’t want to be,” he explained. “With us, the wheels would fall off the bus and we would end up firing the producer!”
For those who are fans of Iron Maiden’s lack of control, the band has a new album titled Senjutsu on the way, and we’ve heard it. Check out a superfan’s track-by-track guide and review here, and pre-order your copy with this link. The disc will be released on September 3.