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Old 05-14-2015, 01:58 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I like The Black Album

As for Metallica selling out, they probably wanted to try something else. The Black Album shows versatility, they got to experiment with other ways of working in the studio (less overdubbing), they nailed the new sound they were going for ..

Expecting a band or an artist to do the same thing over and over again is selfish from a consumer point of view. I mean, if you like Metallica, how about giving them an ounce of freedom in their artistic pursuits? I'm sure they like to try different things and if they also consider music a job (which it is to them) in which they want to make more money, isn't that also fair? The Black Album features songs written by members of Metallica, so it's still them.
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Old 05-14-2015, 09:04 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I like the Black album as well, as for selling out, metal up to that time had always been about corporate rock and big arenas so most of the big thrash bands were putting out something more commercially accessible at this point.

Metallica saw an opportunity and they took it. They just happened to be more successful than Megadeth or Anthrax. After that they became soft millionaires who lost their edge.

Anyhow good review, cheers.
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The Black Album features songs written by members of Metallica, so it's still them.
Bob Rock's stamp is all over those songs though. Watch the documentary of the making of it. At various points throughout he's basically telling the guys how and what to play. They brought him on board for a reason.

I like the album for the record.
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Old 05-14-2015, 09:40 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Bob Rock's stamp is all over those songs though. Watch the documentary of the making of it. At various points throughout he's basically telling the guys how and what to play. They brought him on board for a reason.

I like the album for the record.
You know, if you say his name backwards, it's "Car Bob". Like a used car salesman. Coincidence?
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You know, if you say his name backwards, it's "Car Bob". Like a used car salesman. Coincidence?
Only if you have a really weird way of pronouncing "rock".
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Never really understood the whole selling out thing with this album.

It's not like they hadn't done ballads before.

Plus it's a damn sight better than And Justice For All which was terrible.
When you listen to the drums on that album then go and listen to the drums on Motley Crue's Doctor Feelgood album you can totally understand why they bought in Bob Rock to produce it.
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Only if you have a really weird way of pronouncing "rock".
You're from Boston. You have no right to criticize how someone else says "car". Do you even pronounce the "r", or is it just "cah"?
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Um, I think Jansz is from Florida.
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Um, I think Jansz is from Florida.
No, you little Canadian scumbag. He's from Boston, and now he lives in Philadelphia. Yeah, I don't why he'd want to move from one ****hole to another either.
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You're from Boston. You have no right to criticize how someone else says "car". Do you even pronounce the "r", or is it just "cah"?
I don't have a Boston accent. I mean literally every single time someone finds out I'm from there they say, "but you don't have the accent."

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Um, I think Jansz is from Florida.
I've lived in Florida but I grew up in Boston.
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