It is well known to those who have musician friends that they are extremely insecure.
Aside from their artistic genius when it comes to predicting the success of a song, they do not succeed!
Another proof is the Metallica guitarist, Kirk Hammett, who did not believe in the success of “Enter Sandman” (!!!).
Of course, he was wrong!
For the story …
“The Black Album“, Metallica‘s fifth album, was released in 1991 and had five singles that are considered to be the band’s top songs.
Among them was the “Enter Sandman“!
The composition of the song was written by Kirk Hammett, James Hetfield, and Lars Ulrich.
Hetfield’s lyrics are a reference to the destruction of the perfect family and a huge secret… The death of a baby in the crib.
“Enter Sandman” went platinum in the US, selling 1,000,000 copies.
It is on the list of the 200 greatest songs of all time, taking 17th place.
“Enter Sandman never struck me as being a hit song.
… It was a very good song, concise with good Heavy periods and wonderful melodic moments.
“And once the album started selling, I could not believe it,” said Hammett.
Maybe this is where it fits, better to write music than to make predictions!