Talking to magazine Humanity, Lars Ulrich reflected on how the new Metallica studio album is going to sound. “It definitely sounds like Metallica” said the drummer. “It’s probably a little less frenetic than the last record. The last on Rick Rubin really encouraged us to for the first time be inspired by our past. It was the first time we sort of looked in the rearview mirror. This time around it’s a little bit of a different thing. We’re not working with Rick, we’re working with the engineer from the last record, who’s producing, Greg Fidelman. So there’s some of the same production elements at play, but we’re expanding a little bit on the sonics. It’s probably a bit more of a diverse record than the last one. It’s exciting, but I don’t have quite the perspective yet”, Lars added.