mainman Dave Mustaine
recently addressed the copious amount of bashing the band's latest effort "Super Collider
" has been getting from the critics, blaming "mob mentality"
and lack of individuality for such state of affairs.
Chatting with Metro Times
, Mustaine was asked to comment on how come the "fans love the new album but critics have been harsh."
After noting that critics nowadays don't have enough time to give albums a proper listening and therefore require instant attention-grabbers, Dave focused on the specific behavior patterns. "If somebody has said something good about it before, journalists nowadays can be impressed by a mob mentality,"
he kicked off.
"They'll jump on the bandwagon instead of being an individual and having their own opinions. There's also that psychosis where, if a guy doesn't like a person and he listens to the record, then it can be a masterpiece and they’ll say it sucks. I know there have been a lot of misconceptions about me over the years and my autobiography cleared a lot of that up, but not everybody's read it."
During the rest of the chat, Mustaine discussed the importance of social media and Facebook, saying that "as much as I hate to say it, Facebook and the social media sites are really a living organism."
"Super Collider" saw its release on June 4 via Tradecraft as the band's fourteenth studio effort.
Do you agree with Dave on this one? Is the bandwagon trend to blame for the album's reception?