Originally Posted by PVH5150
Rick Rubin produced it, what do you expect?
It's the engineers Rick employs that ruin his albums, not Rick himself. Rick is good at getting the artist in a place where they recognize and cultivate what makes them great. It's the reason why creatively speaking, albums produced by Rick Rubin are often considered comebacks or career highlights. His engineers though, are a whole other story. There's a reason why Reign in Blood is considered a sonic masterpiece and Death Magnetic is anything but that even though Rick produced both of those albums. Anyone with Google at their disposal should be able to figure out the specific reason why those albums sound the way they do.