If there’s one complaint about Metallica’s fourth album, 1988’s …And Justice For All, it’s the sound. The wall of midrange and almost total lack of bass, like they’re hazing Jason Newsted for his first album, is baked into the album’s DNA. Of course, there was no way almost 30 years for an average musician to remix the album, but now anyone with working knowledge of Avid or ProTools and the proper musical equipment can do it. It’s been done before, and The Metal Den has gotten Randy “Rocket” Cody to remix and remaster “One,” the band’s first video.
You’ll form your own opinion on this. Like we said, the overall muddy sound of Justice gives it a signature sound, just like the lo-fi sound of original black metal gives it a sinister, evil sound that would be lessened by enhanced technology. That said, it sounds pretty good. With Metallica working their way through remastering their catalogue, it’ll be interesting to see what they do with …Justice. More interesting, actually, than it will be to see what they do to St. Anger (or if they even decide to).
[via Metal Sucks]