I think it's twice as bad as I could have ever imagined, listened to the whole thing in the car today and I am not exaggerating one bit when I say it's worse than Tune Yards. It is literally the worst music I have ever heard in my life. I cannot envision, even if professional musicians were set out TRYING to make the worst album ever recorded, the most unpleasing music to the ear, that they could possibly conceive of something like this. Every single thing, every step of the way, unbelievabley God awful. Every single second.
Metallica has teams of lawyers, label people, hangers on and nobody said 'what the fuck are you doing? This is awful, literally not one human on the planet would ever willingly listen to these sounds you've made for enjoyment or any other reason'
It is the audio equivalent of that video of that dude being fucked to death by the horse, you just never, ever wanna even think about it again. It was a terrible idea from the get-go and you just want it to be taken and thrown off a bridge.
If Lou Reed was buried in the mix, with a ton of echo and reverb and shit on his voice, all atmospheric and whatnot, it would just be a shitty 'experimental' album. No big deal. The way it is, the way it's mixed now? Lou Reed TWELVE Times louder than anything else? Sounding like he's messing his diapers repeatedly? Unfathomable that anyone would hear it and say 'Boys, I think we got it. People are gonna LOVE this shit, gonna blow some minds!' Absolutely insane.