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Old 06-15-03, 12:01 PM
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Check this link I found on another BB. it would be best to have a cable connection though.


http://www.lagmonster.com/metallicrap/



Oh yea....


I voted for poor. The album is horrid. As for it being the best since the Black album. Well that wouldn't be to hard to do. an 80 minute belch would be better than anything they have done since then. There are no memoralbe riffs or hooks. It's just heavy for the sake of being heavy. No passion at all.
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Old 06-17-03, 09:34 PM
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http://pwp.netcabo.pt/damrho/metallica/new.html
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The more I listen to it, the more I DON'T like it.

I was trying to pick out a song to play on my show, but I'm having a hard time justifying playing anything off of this album. It just sounds like crap next to the new Anthrax or Overkill albums - both in production and songwriting (more on the production side, but the songs needed some more work).

The attitude is great, but the execution of the concept was poor.

They could have done a great stripped down album but have the songs polished just a bit more to where they were more cohesive - and they could have used a less annoying snare drum, er, trash can sound.
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Old 06-19-03, 09:48 PM
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Originally posted by B5Erik
The more I listen to it, the more I DON'T like it.
This has been the same experience for me as well. I tried to find why some people actually liked it, but I just couldn't find it.
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Old 06-20-03, 08:05 AM
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Originally posted by raiders757
Check this link I found on another BB. it would be best to have a cable connection though.


http://www.lagmonster.com/metallicrap/

That's the worst flash thing I've ever seen.


As for this album - I just downloaded it out of spite and started listening to it just for the heck of it... I kinda like that St. Anger song cuz it sounds kinda punk/metal. Some people are commenting on the quality of the recording. I think it's appropriate and I kinda like it although it sounds like it was faked - they made it sound raw using high-tech equipment. Lame. Anyway - I listened to a few other songs and they were crappy. Nothing stood out really. I've never been a Metallica fan and I never bought any of their albums - even before napster or mp3s existed. I wouldn't have bought this album even if I couldn't have downloaded it. If someone gave me the album for free, I would've sold it to buy something good.
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Originally posted by Trigger
I think it's appropriate and I kinda like it although it sounds like it was faked - they made it sound raw using high-tech equipment. Lame.
Actually according to an MTV article this is how they made that sound.

While Rock had previously rigged Lars' kit with multiple modern microphones and dampened the bass drum with pillows, spending as much as a week perfecting a snare sound, this time Rock spent five minutes setting up the drums and recorded the rest of the band with a combination of cheap PA mics and vintage microphones.
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Old 06-20-03, 01:42 PM
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Originally posted by MJKTool
Actually according to an MTV article this is how they made that sound.
Vintage is not always good......

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Never said it was, just saying how they obtained the sound.
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Old 06-20-03, 02:56 PM
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Also did Bob Rock do the bass for the entire album or just for rehersals, since they got the new guy a few months ago.
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Originally posted by Rypro 525
Also did Bob Rock do the bass for the entire album or just for rehersals, since they got the new guy a few months ago.
From my understanding he played all of the bass tracks but I could be wrong.
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Never said it was, just saying how they obtained the sound.
Just a joke to lighten things up in this thread.
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Originally posted by Flashback
From my understanding he played all of the bass tracks but I could be wrong.
That's my confusion. He cowrote all the songs, is given thanks for playing bass in the liner notes. Trujillo is acknowledged as the official bass player in the same liner notes, and plays bass on the "rehearsal" DVD.

So if Trujillo played bass in rehearsals, why didn't he play bass when they decided to release the rehearsals as a studio album?
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