I have no idea why, but I'm currently stuck on the song "Some Kind of Monster" c/o Metallica, a band I've always been lukewarm on despite my love for heavy metal. Anyway, I really dig this track, particularly the lyrics and Hetfield's performance, both of which seem to represent some of his better work. And then there's Lars. I like this song and I'm listening to it a lot, but Lars (a mediocre talent if ever there was one) really sucks it up on this one. At times, his work on "Some Kind of Monster" is simply awful.
Now, to be fair, I'm a diehard fan of Slayer, a band that has somehow been blessed with both Dave Lombardo and Paul Bostaph in their efforts to rock us all over the years. That sets the bar pretty damn high, but it still doesn't totally account for my disdain for Lars and his meager effort on an otherwise noteworthy song. Dude is dreadful, and if being in a rock band was like most jobs, I'm pretty sure he would have been fired during the recording session.