Metallica claim fans don’t care about Death Magnetic’s compressed sound

    The Wall Street Journal contacted Metallica’s manager to comment on the stories bouncing around about how the Guitar Hero version of the band’s new album, Death Magnetic, sounds better than the CD version, and he claims most fans don’t care:

     

    Cliff Burnstein, Metallica’s co-manager, says the complainers are a tiny minority. He says 98% of listeners are “overwhelmingly positive,” adding: “There’s something exciting about the sound of this record that people are responding to.”

     

    That sound Burnstein is referring to is the fact that Death Magnetic isn’t as horrible as St. Anger. Producer Rick Rubin declined comment, and Burnstein’s answer didn’t really reply to the concerns. It’s hard to argue with all of the sound engineers who’ve been explaining the problems all over the web, and instead of completely addressing the fact that the CD’s were mixed terribly, the band have chosen to remain mum. I guess as long as the album is still number one, all of this is just an annoyance. [Daily Swarm]