Truth be told, the lack of bass didn't hit me until years later, but as soon as I noticed it that was it. I preferred hearing the songs live with Jason/Robert. No doubt though it's a great album. The songs are wonderfully complex and the lyrics are some of James' best. And both James and Lars sound tight as fuck.the milkman wrote: ↑Sat Jul 25, 2020 2:06 amTo be honest, I never noticed the production until years later after people started bitching about it. It’s a great album as is IMO but I would like to hear it with more bass. Death Magnetic’s production was shit! I can’t even listen to that one.Frank wrote: ↑Fri Jul 24, 2020 3:14 pmYou might not agree with me but I've never been able to get over the awful production. That album desperately needed bass. I often wonder how Cliff would have felt if the next Metallica album didn't have bass. The songs are great though (Harvester of Sorrow is a stone cold classic).
Sounds better this way...I've been hoping the band would do something official, but I don't think we should hold our breath.
And of all their albums, I agree Death Magnetic had the worst production. Way too compressed. The music can't breathe. That's why Hardwired to Self Destruct was even more amazing. It sounded closer to the quality of the Black album, which let's face it, Bob Rock transformed their sound.