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Music Review: Newsted – Metal

Newsted - Metal (EP 2013)

Jason Newsted’s new band has released what sounds like Metallica’s Load without the masterly songwriting. The bassist even sings like James Hetfield.

To the brainless boobs who have been going around saying Jason Newsted’s new band’s debut EP is better than anything Metallica has released in the last 20 years, answer ask yourselves this question: How is Newsted‘s Metal different from Metallica‘s Load? Yeah, stop looking at each other – I’ll tell you: Newsted doesn’t have Metallica‘s songwriting skills. Quit gawking, motherfuckers, because Jason Newsted’s new band hasn’t done anything worth even a second listen. It’s limp-wristed, watered down metal, unfit to be labelled as thrash metal – four songs that even Lou Reed might find weak. It’s not as bad as fucking Lulu, but that doesn’t mean anything. Fucking idiots who got swayed by public opinion so much that they didn’t give Load a good listen – it’s brilliant songwriting, even if it’s nothing like the ‘Tallica‘s early attacks, and it has some great songs – so I’m asking you again: How is the heaviest thing you can find on Newsted‘s Metal better than the worst feature you’ve been trashing Load for? But it could be that Jason only wants to jam with two other guys and have fun and isn’t out to cock a snook at Metallica, so if you want to hate on the ‘Tallica, wait till Newsted at least attempts to reach that level.

RATING: 2/5

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11 Responses to “Music Review: Newsted – Metal”


  1. 1 Tambdgty
    January 23, 2013 at 08:38

    >music review
    >actually is a potshot at a commendable effort and comparisons with something which, for the life of me, i can’t understand why was bought up in a ‘review’ in first place

    lulz

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    • January 23, 2013 at 08:59

      “For the life of me”? I’ll explain if you’re having that hard a time understanding why Newsted is being compared to Metallica.

      Jason Newsted was the bassist of Metallica. Had he not been the bassist of Metallica for all that time, we wouldn’t have given this EP a listen. I wouldn’t have written about it and you wouldn’t have read about it.

      Oh, the comparisons? I forgot to write this in the review (or whatever you want to call it): Jason Newsted even tries to sing like James Hetfield.

      Thanks for reminding me!

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  2. 7 mongoose
    January 23, 2013 at 17:18

    I call this the dave grohl/ lars ulrich effect. Dave is “greatest drummer on earth” and Lars “sucks”. Why? Because the like Dave more, personally.
    I think people just like Jason too much to diss the stuff he makes.
    Good call there, Mehta. Good call.

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  3. 9 Devdutt
    January 24, 2013 at 02:32

    He sounds more like Chuck Billy actually. Anyway, this is basically Budweiser jock-rock; no balls, no intensity and sadly, for what it is obviously aiming for, no real memorability either.

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  4. 11 Abhimanyu
    February 1, 2013 at 11:37

    Beg to differ..this EP is actually much better than I’d thought it’d be.Ur right, its just not thrash.Nor does it need to be.’Underground hard rock’ tag would be enough.Its all about the essence of that stripped down metal barring the super cheesy,overkill lyrics

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