You know why it’s actually ok to judge Loutallica on the 30 seconds of ‘The View’ they put online? Because Loutallica put 30 seconds of music online for you to judge. Simple as that.
If they wanted you to go in blind and buy every copy of Lulu and essentially make you buy something you ultimately don’t want to hear, you’d never hear a second of it until you put the CD into your stereo or the MP3s into your iTunes. It’s as simple as that.
So fucking judge it. If you don’t like Lou Reed’s spoken word vocals and like James Hetfield piping up with such choice lyrics as…
I AM THE ROOT
I AM THE PROPHET
…even less, then you have your right as a Metallica fan to tell the whole of the internet about it. Seriously though, what’s the next line going to be, James?
I AM THE TABLE?
That would be silly. Still, it’s nice that ‘Tallica are still trying new things. Right?