#1 Posted by Everyones_A_Critic (6498 posts) -

And the fans fucking HATE it. I don't even really listen to Metallica anymore, but they're one of the few metal bands I still look into when they put out new shit. Metallica fans can be the most ignorant and reality-blind fans you'll ever argue with, sure, but they'll defend their band to the death. As I read reactions to the single on Facebook and Youtube the response was overwhelmingly negative. I'll even say that I really didn't like it when I first heard it. I still don't really like it.

I think a lot of fans expected a full-on Metallica album with some guest vocals, which is where a lot of the disappointment probably came from. Still, it really doesn't flow well as a song and sounds like an overly-long skit that a bad metal band would put in between tracks on their album. I'll still listen to the full album when it comes out, but Reed's style of singing just doesn't appeal to me. Motherfucker doesn't even sing, he just talks passionately like a preacher.

#2 Posted by TobbRobb (5216 posts) -
@Everyones_A_Critic: I think that is what Christopher Walken would sound like when singing.
 
To clarify, I didn't think it was very good.
#3 Posted by Bruce (6238 posts) -

@Everyones_A_Critic:

This isn't Lou Reed's first attempt at trolling people. See 1975's Metal Machine Music.

#4 Posted by SethPhotopoulos (5775 posts) -

I have to put up a good song to off set the bad one.
#5 Posted by Slayeric (276 posts) -

Wow. Who thought this was a good idea to let these guys into the studio together? That is just... surreal and terrible.

#6 Posted by CookieMonster (2502 posts) -

I heard this the other day. Its still shit.

#7 Edited by Juicebox (495 posts) -

Metallica is gonna sue everyone that listens to this for free

btw. Still sounds like a typical shitty metalica song.

#8 Posted by ack (143 posts) -

lou reed sounds so old these days

#9 Posted by IBurningStar (2205 posts) -

Fuck. That was fucking atrocious.

#10 Edited by Swoxx (3019 posts) -

Utter shit.

I'll stick with Whiskey In the Jar thank you

#11 Posted by DemiGodRaven (292 posts) -
#12 Posted by chrismafuchris (1154 posts) -

When was the last time Lou Reed was good? 1993?

#13 Posted by ack (143 posts) -

he was good on plastic beach

#14 Posted by PeasantAbuse (5098 posts) -

You guys should look at the album cover for this piece of shit, it's terrible.

#15 Posted by ryanwho (12012 posts) -

Lou Reed thought he was joining the B-52s.

#16 Posted by MetalThrashingMatt (256 posts) -

I like Metallica, but fuck that was terrible.
#17 Posted by SMTDante89 (2754 posts) -

@DemiGodRaven said:

I'll admit I laughed.

#18 Posted by James_ex_machina (913 posts) -

I'm primarily a metal fan but enjoy other genres. I have remained open minded and have actually looked forward to this. After hearing a few samples I remained open minded. Now that I've heard this song and a few longer clips... I just can't understand why these guys didn't stop and go "Lou, this is not going to work". I can't wait to hear how they shovel shit to save face on this. Hell I like St. Anger and thought Death Magnetic was great(except for the last song), but now I'm no longer open minded on this album. I've heard spoken word shit and some spoken word performers I actually like (like Kory Clark of Warrior Soul fame, now with sludge metal band Trouble). The music doesn't fit what Lou is saying....

Ok you guys win.

IT SUCKS!

#19 Posted by Afroman269 (7440 posts) -

That was a joke song right? Where am I?

#20 Posted by MooseyMcMan (12013 posts) -

@Afroman269 said:

That was a joke song right? Where am I?

That's what I keep telling myself. But I don't really believe it.

#21 Posted by DonChipotle (3077 posts) -

The vocals are bad enough but the generic and bland backing music is almost as bad.

#22 Posted by dirkfunk (175 posts) -

Sorry, Lou Reed is a senior citizen. . .

All the members of Metallica are close to being senior citizens. . .

I'm not saying the elderly can't make good music.

But damn, they need to stop.

#23 Posted by JerichoBlyth (1039 posts) -

Metallica help out Lou Reed. Lou Reed made a bad song. Metallica helped. Why would Metallica fans genuinely care about this?

#24 Posted by sesquipedalophobe (183 posts) -

@JerichoBlyth: Metallica has fans?

#25 Posted by CL60 (17120 posts) -

@dirkfunk said:

Sorry, Lou Reed is a senior citizen. . .

All the members of Metallica are close to being senior citizens. . .

I'm not saying the elderly can't make good music.

But damn, they need to stop.

Lots of old bands are still good. Megadeth, Iron Maiden. Metallica has just sucked for a while now.

#26 Posted by the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG (4313 posts) -
@sesquipedalophobe said:

@JerichoBlyth: Metallica has fans?

#27 Posted by Jasta (2232 posts) -

Whoa man, that song makes me feel tired.

#28 Posted by big_jon (6181 posts) -

Weak