Mario Duplantier

METALLICA‘s Lars Ulrich tends to get a lot of hate from the metal community, so much so that an AI review of their famous album Master of Puppets says Lars‘s drumming is “uninspiring.” GOJIRA drummer Mario Duplantier says that maybe we should cut Lars some slack, adding he’s “tired” of people hating on the METALLICA drummer all these years.

During a recent interview with drummer Craig Reynolds of STRAY FROM THE PATH, Duplantier said that justice for Lars is long overdue.

“We need to bring some justice for him, because it’s not about moving tempo-wise. It’s what he created in the past. I’m a bit tired of seeing all this conversation about Lars because what he did create is quite unique. Listen to f**king …And Justice For All. It’s amazing.”

After Reynolds said that playing “long f**king [songs like] “Master Of Puppets” for two hours per night while being almost 60 years old definitely deserves praise, Mario added: “It’s very physical and what he brought to the table back in the day – you know, playing without shirts and doing all these faces, and standing up behind the kits – is almost more important than the rest. It’s the the personality on stage for me as a kid, I was just fascinated.

“It was not about the technique, you know? ‘Is it tight? Is he [playing well]?’ I didn’t care. I just saw someone behind the drums. A true personality.”