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Volbeat frontman Michael Poulsen spoke in an interview with CBSPhilly and explained his thoughts on Metallica’s new tour. As you know, Volbeat will be on this tour with Metallica.

In part of the interview, Metallica’s And Justice For All album is being discussed. Regarding this album, which was criticized for not being a bass guitar, Michael made positive comments. He said:

“The record that really got me going was, like, ‘Okay, these guys are fucking great…’, because I did hear ‘Kill ‘Em All’ and ‘Ride The Lightning’, and I thought, ‘This is great [and] heavy],’ but when I heard ‘Master Of Puppets’, [I heard] something different happening.

Even though you could totally the same band, but you could just hear that they were progressing — the melodies were stronger… everything around it was just stronger. But I became a huge Metallica fan when ‘…And Justice For All’ was released. That was totally up my alley — great riffing.

I’m one of those Metallica fans who actually really like the sound on ‘…And Justice For All’. I love the way it all [blends together]. I don’t need the bass on that album. I think Jason Newsted is an amazing bass player — I have so much respect for the guy — but, [to] my ears, that record doesn’t need bass. I’m totally fine with the totally brutal, cutting guitar from James [Hetfield] and the drum sound from Lars. I really like that album.”

Click here to entire interview.