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Metallica is 'the worst band of all time,' according to the guy from The 1975

Front man Matt Healy is not a fan

Many people consider Metallica to be the #1 heavy metal band in the world. But one person who is unquestionably not a fan of the legendary band is Matt Healy, frontman of the progressive pop-rockers The 1975. 

In a recent interview with Pitchfork, Healy declared that he considers Lars and Co. his "worst band of all time."

The exchange came about after Healy was asked to share his thoughts on recent songs that saw a resurgence due to their inclusion in Stranger Things. One was Kate Bush's "Running Up That Hill" (which he apparently does like), and another being Metallica's "Master of Puppets," which, well, not so much.

"I fucking hate Metallica," he declared. 

That said, Healy isn't put off by all heavy music. In a 2020 interview with The Face, he said, "I’ve always been a big metal fan. I was never into Metallica, I liked Slayer and bands like that. Stuff that I was into was bands like Converge, Glassjaw, the more post-hardcore kind of stuff. I was super into Poison the Well and, I mean, Refused are probably my favorite heavy metal band of all time, that was a big deal for me. It was in the Despair collection, the AFI fan club, and all that kind of stuff."