Not long after mixing it up with Ray Davies, Metallica are joining forces with another legend, punk godfather Lou Reed. (This pairing makes about as much sense, eh?) Well, Rolling Stone’s David Fricke likes it, calling the collaboration a “perfect fit.” Here’s more of his summary:
The record, not yet titled, features 10 songs composed by Reed with significant arrangement contributions by the band that suggest a raging union of his 1973 noir classic, Berlin, and Metallica’s ’86 crusher, Master of Puppets.
Reed finds his muse atop Metallica’s music to be a great fit too:
Because they’re pretty sophisticated, wherever I go, they’re still with me.
Read much more at RS.