Ulrich Rejects Fan's Album Complaints

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Metallica legend Lars Ulrich has slammed fans for complaining about the sound quality of the group's latest album DEATH MAGNETIC - insisting the unpolished finish was intentional.
Hoardes of rock fans have hit online music forums to discuss their disappointment in the LP's production, with many feeling the record is "too loud".
As a further blow, fans have labelled the version available through the Guitar Hero video game as superior to the actual official release.
But Ulrich disagrees with the comments that have surfaced since the record hit stores earlier this month (Sep08), and is proud of the album's live feel.
He tells Blender magazine, "(Producer) Rick Rubin's whole thing is to try and get it to sound lively, to get it (to) sound loud, to get it to sound exciting, to get it to jump out of the speakers. Of course, I've heard that there are a few people complaining. But I've been listening to it the last couple of days in my car, and it sounds f**kin' smokin."
And the drummer blames the Internet for fan's unrest - because it fuels people's urge to complain.
He adds, "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."


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I agree with Lars completly,the new album sounds awsome,i like the loud live feel it has,but your never going to please everyone out there.Anyway everyone i know who has the new album as spoke of nothing but praise for it,at the end of the day its a kick ass record,and i cant wait for them to come back to England sometime next year.
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Lars doesn't get it! The fans are not complaining about the music or it's feel but about the CD mastering. The brick wall limiting and the over-compression crush the life out of the sound. Look up 'Loudness Wars' on Google and help get record companies to just stop doing this.
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Once again, so-called Metallica fans have disgraced us all by making a bogus petition, demanding that the band remasters the CD.Don't you f**king idiots get it? The real problem is the loudness war; the petition needs to be for the end of the loudness! Metallica's latest CD is only one of the latest example of a production trend which has been going on for years. 15,000 douchebags thought they were doing us all a favor by making one of their own favorite bands look bad. However, it only took one king douche to beat them all, Ted Jensen. "Oh, I'm just going to disown the Metallica CD, I get to slam my head against that brick wall everyday." You're slamming your head against soundwaves? Nice metaphor, but then again I guess that is what the king of douchebags does.Obviously I'm being an asshole, and I don't regret it. Stop turning on your own favorite bands because mixing techniques have changed over the years, something which has affected countless records. The Napster controversy is over, Lars Ulrich isn't a f**king antichrist, and Metallica's chops are strong. Go ahead, be an asshole to me because I'm being an asshole. That's the way the conditional human being works. Try to make me look like a hypocrite in some way, that's the way people who don't know how to argue work. I'm pissed off for a reason, and it's because anytime Metallica does something new, a handful of snobs (which are unfortunately "Metallica Fans") act as if they know what's good for the band.
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