Nickelback seems to be everyone’s favorite band to hate. But the band has aspirations for themselves that lean a bit more hardcore—they want to make a metal album.

Bassist Mike Kroeger spoke to Wall of Sound about the band’s latest album Feed the Machine and how it’s a bit heavier. The publication asked if they would consider going any heavier, and he gushed about his love of metal.

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“I would love to. Metal is what makes me go, it’s what I listen to without fail," Kroeger said. "If we could actually sink in and do a metal album, all four of us would love it. I know that we’re all – on differing scales – metalheads at our core.”

He also gushed about the band’s extensive knowledge of metal bands.

"We all know everything about the Big Four – Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax and Slayer,” he said. “I would do a Slayer cover album if I could. That’s where my heart lies.”

He also discussed how the band’s music is not a reflection of their actual music taste.

"I listen to bands like Meshuggah, Gojira, Lamb of God… and we became friends with those guys. Daniel [Adair, drums] and I nerd out on stuff they do, and as musicians we love to listen to it,” he said.

It’s not too off-the-wall that the band wants to do a metal record. Remember when they covered Metallica and it was actually so sick? If you don’t, you can check that out below.

If Nickelback puts out a metal record and it’s a banger, we will have to swallow our pride and declare our fandom.

Would you listen to a metal Nickelback album? Sound off in the comments.

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