Lars Ulrich reveals the METALLICA song he never wants to hear again. He also talks about the most underrated songs and what makes an amazing drummer.
Ulrich already reveals there is a lot of new material for the new METALLICA album or songs. He also talks about that and says, “We have spent a few of the summer months trading riffs, trading ideas, throwing creative thoughts back and forth through Zoom calls, and through other technologies.”
While Lars Ulrich recently spoke to Vulture and reveals the METALLICA song he never wants to hear again:
“There’s a song called ‘Eye Of The Beholder’ on the ‘…And Justice For All‘ album. Wherever I hear that song, it sounds kind of like. I guess we don’t want to be super-disrespectful to it. But it sounds really forced. It sounds like you put a square peg in a round hole. It sounds like it’s got two different tempos. There’s kind of a 4/4 feel in the intro and on the verses, and then I think the choruses are more like in a waltz tempo. It literally sounds like two different worlds rubbing up against each other. It sounds very awkward to me. I’m not a huge fan of that song.”
Lars Ulrich also added:
“I guess the asterisk is that, to me, we did the best we could each moment. So of course, sometimes you sit down and go “Huh?” or “That could have been better” or “That was a little awkward” or “That feels a little silly or easy” or “That feels over-thought-out” or whatever. It goes back to that whole thing about the past is the past, and I don’t spend a long time back there. And there’s not really much I can do about it [laughs] and honestly, I don’t listen to them.
I don’t listen to a lot of METALLICA music. Part of it is because I’m sort of overly analytical[about the details. It’s basically almost impossible for me to listen to a Metallica song without going, “Okay, how are the sonics, how’s the mix, how does the guitar sound? The vocals are too loud, the bass is too boomy.” It becomes this exercise in analytics. When you hear your favorite band like if I listened to Rage Against the Machine or something, I just fucking let myself go. But when Metallica comes on it’s like, “Huh?”
He also says what makes a great drummer, “I guess over the last 20 years or whatever, I’ve been more into that style of drumming where simple is better. All that shit from the ’80s of “Who’s the better drummer,” “Who’s the faster drummer,” and “Who’s the more technically able drummer,” and you would always sit there and try to measure your manhood. I gave up on that so long ago. I’m just more interested in making the songs sound good.”
You can also listen to METALLICA – ‘Eye Of The Beholder’ song below.