Lou Reed and Metallica are absolute legends of the music industry. Both have contributed significantly to modern music and have proved to be key inspirations for much of the great music we have today. Unfortunately, the combination of these two legends appears to have happened at exactly the wrong time in their careers. They sound like an uninspired Metallica knock off band who have accidentally replaced their lead singer with a senile old man talking to himself in the corner of a pub. The music is ponderous, repetitive and aimless, though it does occasionally threaten to actually break out into a half decent tune. Sadly, this only serves to make the album even more frustrating. The concept behind the album was half decent, but frankly it just goes to show that sometimes an idea is better in theory than it is in reality. Like an alarm clock that wakes you to the smell of bacon.