Following the latest Metallica concerned scandal revolving around Death Magnetic doubtful quality, the band’s drummer and all round official blabbermouth, Lars Ulrich, decided to respond. For those of you unaware, a lot of people over on the Interwebs issued a list of complaints about Metallica’s recent album, including stuff like low bass, distortions, louder recordings and most importantly the significant quality differences between the Guitar Hero version and the studio version. I’ll leave you with Lars.
Somebody told me about [people complaining that the Guitar Hero version of Death Magnetic sounds better]. Listen, what are you going to do? A lot of people say [the CD] sounds great, and a few people say it doesn’t, and that’s OK. You gotta remember, when we put out …And Justice for All, people were going, ‘What happened to these guys, this record? There’s no bass on it. It sounds like it was recorded in a ****in’ garage on an eight-track.’ And now …And Justice for All is sort of the seminal Metallica record that supposedly influenced a whole generation of death-metal bands. The difference between back then and now is the Internet.
The Internet gives everybody a voice, and the Internet has a tendency to give the complainers a louder voice. Listen, I can’t keep up with this ****. Part of being in Metallica is that there’s always somebody who’s got a problem with something that you’re doing: ‘James Hetfield had something for breakfast that I don’t like.’ That’s part of the ride.
Ok, are you guys now satisfied ?