Originally Posted by treghet
Or maybe they just don't like alternative rock/metal? Not that hard to understand really.
That's not hard to understand at all. But it makes any view they have one what makes a good album of that style worthless. I was working on the assumption that anyone who expressed an opinion on the quality of these albums either likes the style and thinks they're bad examples of it, or is stuck in "it doesn't sound like Metallica" mode. Otherwise having a "view" at all is stupid and most likely wrong.
It'd be like me saying what makes a good extreme death metal album.