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SLAYER guitarist Kerry King was the subject of this month's "Hard Of Hearing" feature in Britain's Terrorizer magazine. For the article, King was played a song each from 10 different bands and was asked to comment on the music as he was listening to it.
The following are some of the highlights from King's listening session:
METALLICA – "St. Anger"
Kerry King: [2 seconds in] "Ugh! I know what that is! You can tell right away by the shitty mix. I made myself listen to this album twice, just to make sure I hated it as much as I hate it.
[on the snare drum sound] "I mean, what is that? Sounds like he's hitting a Pepsi can or something when it should be a snare sound. I like that intro riff, it could be heavy if it was mixed, this would sound awesome. I'm not sure what they were going for in the mix. For me, it's just the mix.
[on the part of the song when the pace picks up] "This part here could be entertaining as hell, but I just can't get past the mix."
[on the album being the supposed "return to form" that most of the rock press are heralding it as] "Yeah, I read that, and I was like, 'What record were they listening to?' I bet it sounds pretty decent live, and those songs are alright, but there's no reason for those songs to be seven minutes long, let along eight or nine. It's like they have one of the better guitar players on the planet, and they're not letting him play lead. It's kinda like putting cuffs on him. I personally can't understand it. I think the lyrics could have gone further than fuckin' rehab. James needs to have a fuckin' shot and get over it.
"The whole thing about this album that really bugged me is like, 'What was up with the last record ['Load'/'Re-Load']? I thought that's what you liked?' And now they think they're heavy again? To me, I've lived this all my life, day in, day out. I might be Kerry King the homeboy for some of the time, but I'm always SLAYER. METALLICA weren't METALLICA for 10 years. I think when you don't live it, and try to jump back into it… It just doesn't work out."