Metallica’s legendary drummer Lars Ulrich was recently interviewed by Brady Gerber of Vulture and answered many wandered questions from the most classically written Metallica song to the hardest Metallica song to translate into S&M2.
After Lars answered lots of interesting questions from Brady of Vulture, he also took an interesting question about if there is any Metallica song he would never want to listen to again. Lars Ulich stated that he can not stand ‘Eye Of The Beholder.’
‘Eye Of The Beholder’ was the third track of the ‘… And Justice For All’ album and also the second single that was released back in 1988. According to Lars, this song from the first album to feature Jason Newsted after the death of Cliff Burton still sounds like forced and awkward.
Here is what Lars said about Eye of the Beholder:
“There’s a song called ‘Eye of the Beholder’ on the Justice 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.”
“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.”
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