As shared by the folks over at Ultimate Guitar, an AI was given the task of reviewing the Metallica song “Master of Puppets” and it was not fond of Lars Ulrich‘s drumming. (As noted by UG, the folks at Louder were the ones to go about using the AI to review this song).
The AI technology used in reviewing “Master of Puppets” is called ChatGPI. The AI was asked to provide feedback regarding the performances in the song; while it had positive things to say about Cliff Burton‘s bass playing, it was more negative leaning when speaking to Lars Ulrich’s drumming. Here is exactly what the AI had to say about the Metallica drummer’s performance in “Master of Puppets”:
“While ‘Master of Puppets’ is considered a classic album by many fans of Metallica, it’s not without its flaws. One aspect of the album that is often criticised is the drumming of Lars Ulrich.
“Ulrich’s playing on the album is often described as simplistic and uninspired, lacking the complexity and skill of other drummers in the thrash metal genre. His performances on songs like ‘Battery’ and ‘Leper Messiah’ are particularly underwhelming, with repetitive, basic patterns that fail to elevate the music.
“Additionally, Ulrich’s decision to use a lot of triggered, artificial-sounding drum sounds on the album has aged poorly and detracts from the overall listening experience. This is particularly noticeable on tracks like ‘Master of Puppets’ and ‘Damage, Inc.’ where the drums lack warmth and punch.
“In short, while ‘Master Of Puppets’ is an important album in the history of Metallica and the thrash metal genre, the drumming of Lars Ulrich is a weakness that holds it back from being a truly great record.”
What do you make of this AI’s review of Lar’s drumming? Do you agree with it? Just the other day, we shared a story involving a version of the new Metallica song that features just the drum track.