Hey guys and gals, just heard the new Metallica (twice)and I think it's pretty unlistenable. Then I read the Bob Rock story in BP and I think he and Metallicas' attitude towards the bass and it's role in their music is pretty condecending. As a guy who grew up on their music I try to give them the benefit of the doubt and think of it as art but..........sometimes you gotta call 'em as you see 'em. It basiclly sounds like a polished recording of people who don't know how to play and aren't really playing on the same page. As for RT joining the band I think that might be a waste of a perfectly good bass player. I mean whats up with getting someone of his caliber to play Bob Rock basslines. How hard would it have been to have Rob re do the tracks on the album before they released it. And the injustice to all is that they will probably still cash in. What do you think?