By - grinchnight14
I LOVED Lou Reed's music and seeing him in concert was a highlight of my youth, and definitely a big fan of Metallica's earlier works as well ... .but right is right, and this is total shit. Your description couldn't be more accurate.
Like I was at least hoping for some solid riffs and drums from the band, but it sounds like a YouTube beat made in like 2 minutes at most.
the drums sound so awful; badly mixed, the timing feels off even though I'm sure it's been quantized to hell since Lars can't drum for shit
There's a reason this is often ranked as one of the worst metal albums ever recorded and certainty the worst Metallica album.
It comes off as an atonal mess because the abstract spoken work poetry clashes so bad with the generic metal riffs the band laid down for it
They sound like a preset in a producing program
The 'reception' portion of the wiki page for this album is full of gold
> "If the Red Hot Chili Peppers acoustically covered the 12 worst Primus songs for Starbucks, it would still be (slightly) better than this.
That was savage, damb
I couldn't listen to a whole album of this lol, I can't believe they made one.
And I could hear their styles working, but not here lol.
I still haven't heard this disaster of an album, saving it for a rainy day. Though I can easily imagine how it sounds. James's voice sounds good as the singer for Metallica. That's it. His voice stands out and sounds shitty for really anything else he's ever tried, especially if he goes too hard with too many "whoahwhoah"s or "yeaharayarah"s.
I haven't listened to the full album either. I might one day, one day.
controversial opinion: i’m a metallica fan and this shit slaps
I bet in the future more will be like you
Nah, fam. Lou Reed knew exactly what he was doing here. Scope out Velvet Underground and then his solo stuff. Dude invented alternative music.
Still wonder why James agreed to say "I am the table" though lol.
Art's all about taking risks.
And you make art on tables sometimes, I get it all now.
Still wondering why Lou Reed didn't do this with a band like Sunn 0))) or the Melvins or fuck even babymetal.
Him and Babymetal would've been a huge ball of chaos and while it might not have been really much of my thing, I'd at least listen for the insanity that would've been.