The use of Lars Urlich’s drums in Metallica has also been sharpened by Bob Rock. There are no instinctive parts, Lars’ influential gameplay, and the constantly changing rhythms influenced by old-style prog rock. In the Black Album,
Lars Urlich played clearly his intention to keep the beat extremely steady, the fill took place right on the snare, but each of his slashes were not mutually exclusive, becoming a very solid “leg” for the song. This corpse, perhaps not inferior to what is depicted in the Whiplash movie, with the commander constantly prompting, tempo, pause, and re-tempo.
The transformation, perhaps starting with the change of a “crazy” drummer like Lars Urlich, from someone known for his power and crazy fill-ups in the style of Ian Paice (Deep Purple) or Neal Peart (Rush), suddenly realized that the drummers who, when he was young, considered the worst in the world: Charlie Watts (Rolling Stones) and Phil Rudd (AC / DC) are really good drummers. “Sad but True” was probably Metallica’s first time screwing up in D. And simple riffs like “Wherever I May Roam”, and especially “Enter Sandmand”, was probably what made it possible. the whole world knew about Metallica, just like Deep Purple released “Smoke On The Water”.
And that transformation, perhaps affirmed by James Hetfield himself when admitting: a good producer does not force you to sound how, but will help you sound in your best way. Skepticism embraced over a year of collecting Black albums, which became faithful as Bob Rock continued to produce and contribute to Metallica for over a decade. Although not all crazy fans agree and like this producer (hello, critics of the album Load?).