Metallica and Lou Reed Release Full Version of New Song

Metallica and Lou Reed, who are releasing a collaborative album titled Lulu on November 1, have released a full version of their new song “The View.” Check it out below and let us know what you think of it in the comments.

The View by Lou Reed & Metallica

 

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  • Drumgrima

    …I’m sad to say this, but I really don’t think Metallica and Lou Reed compliment each other at all. I had VERY high hopes for this album.

  • Lfsgjdfkg

    this is shit

  • exmetallicafan:(

    worst song ever.

  • Openmindedonly

    I think this is a good song. I don’t think metal heads will like it because metal has always been a culture bound by trappings and Lou’s not singing in a way they will approve of. actually he’s reciting the lyrics. My first impression was that Reed could’ve put more feeling into his readings…..though, on second listen it didn’t seem to matter as much. The song almost serves as a metaphor for metal culture and the performer/audience dynamic that relates to it…….though I don’t know if it was intended that way. Although the cd probably won’t go over too well with metal heads, but I think Lou reed fans may like it because Lou has always taken chances and metal is another possibility. I’m sure they had a fun time making the CD since both Lou and Metallica are well off enough to afford to offend the markets which desire to constrain them. Perhaps this, too, can be a context to contemplate the lyrical content.

  • DD

    Utter crap! Everyone can hear that Lou and Metallica don’t mix. Should have done an album with Devin Townsend and allowed him to produce it if their running out of ideas. This isn’t worth my time and my money. This one’s Metallica feat Lou Reed, where Lou is just reciting text on top of anotherwise quite generic Metallica song.
    I’ll go listen to Opeth, Textures and Townsend now. There are still bands out there who put more effort, thought and creativity into their music. Metallica is overrated. Period!

  • http://twitter.com/HunterDuesing Hunter Duesing

    I love both Lou Reed and Metallica, but this right here is a crime against art.

  • Davidkonir

    What the fuck is that? My band is lot better than this and we haven’t any songs yet!!!

  • Neal Gardner

    garbage. it sounds as though the main riff was looped.

  • Jimbob

    This is DOG SHIT!!!!!!

  • Deadhorse

    This is interesting, and by the looks of things polarizing.  It sounds like it should: Lou Reed singing over Metallica instrumentation.  If you don’t like it, look back on Lou Reed, it’s what you’d expect from him.

  • Guest

    Amazing

  • Nmv973

    FUCKING GARBAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Malikon-Ryan/100000846113469 Malikon Ryan

    I wanted so badly to like this, but I just can’t. It sounds too much like Dylan mixed w/ Metallica. It’s just………not very good. 

  • Sutthidait

    good!!! i need

  • KillLars

    Anyone ever wondered why they call themselves “‘tallica” these days? It’s because there’s no more “Metal” in their namesake!

    What a load of shite.

  • Oak_fan1

    How much lsd do i have to take to enjoy this song? fuck man, the concept of lou reed & metallica sounden strecky at first but this just proved it.

  • Oak_fan1

    How much lsd do i have to take to enjoy this song? fuck man, the concept of lou reed & metallica sounden strecky at first but this just proved it.

  • Oak_fan1

    How much lsd do i have to take to enjoy this song? fuck man, the concept of lou reed & metallica sounden strecky at first but this just proved it.

  • Chris

    sounds like shit. couldn’t even make it all the way though the song.

  • Toddpace

    this is total trash…. cliff is rolling in his grave now !! fuck these guys

  • JdmlizardkingTERROR

    Exactly what you’d expect from Lou Reed and while I agree that it is much different for metallica I think this is a pretty neat collaboration

  • Mudgod69@yahoo.com

    Holy sh-t…dunno what to think of this…it different.

  • Trent

    Craptallica sucks cock, give me some Nevermore and Opeth.

  • Budew

    Fuck Metallica

  • Blank

    Shitallica = Overrated Poop

  • Torta

    Mastodon wipe their asses with Metallica

  • Vektor

    Metallica is poop indeed, bland and generic corporate rock

  • Goal

    LOL this is crap, wish I’ve never listened to this trash

  • Kroll

    Please people, do me a favour… Don’t buy this Shitallica’s piace of crap shit and instead buy vektor’s Outer Isolation. You will thank me.

  • Space Time

    failtallica sounds like shit!