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Thursday, January 24, 2008

Metalica Review

I was listening to Metalica today and I heard one of their classics. The song was great. I then started to think a bit more in depth about the group. Every time I hear Metalica on the radio, I turn up the radio. Their music is great as long as it is prior to Garage, Inc.

The band just went down hill in a hurry after that. What were they doing wrong? I wouldn't be a critic if I didn't have an answer. Wait a minute, I probably shouldn't consider myself a critic. I only complain about stuff to you.

The problem with Metalica is that they had some strengths and weaknesses and they went against them. For instance, Lars Ulrich he is not a great singer, but he has a good sound that fits they type of music. So what does he try to do? He tries to become Pavarotti and emphasizes every note. He sounds like a moron when he sings.

Another thing they do wrong is try to play like a garage band. Why? They are great guitarists, why would they try to sound like crap. I guess they don't get that their strength is in their unique ability to have a clean smooth electric sound and they mix it with acoustic guitar in their best songs.

I guess this just shows that to continue to be great you should downplay your weaknesses a bring your strengths to the fore front of you game. Lars should really downplay his singing. By the way Metalica is one of my favorite bands. Please, don't rag on this post because I pointed out some negative aspects to their music. Maybe they'll read this and put out another great album using this advice.

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