One of the latest controversies in the world of music was the cover of ‘Wherever I May Roam’ by J Balvin to Metallica, as part of the anniversary album called ‘The Metallica Blacklist’, for the 30th anniversary of the album ‘The Black Album’ , which featured some of his biggest hits at the time.
The cover of J Balvin and Metallica, “Wherever I May Roam”, is breaking it on social networks, but by gathering more “I don’t like it” on YouTube, making the Colombian reggaeton player a trend due to the strong criticism he has received after the launch of this theme.
The cover of the famous Metallica song, “Wherever I May Roam”, has managed to gather more than 169 thousand “I don’t like it”, against 71 thousand who do like it, in addition to many negative comments for J Balvin.
It was for this reason that several users spoke about the subject, but the opinion of musicians also came, and one who was in charge of talking about it was the musician ‘Shauntrack’, a multi-instrumentalist musician, producer, composer and graduate in Music Education Teaching in Spain .
In a video titled ‘J. Balvin or How NOT to Make a Metallica Cover ‘, was in charge of analyzing what the Colombian did, as he usually does with other topics of interest. However, it had little to highlight in a positive way. The main ‘but’ is that he considers it to be a new song rather than a cover, as it does not retain aspects of the song. “This was supposed to be a cover (…) but J Balvin has not done any of that, he has made a completely new song, from trap ‘to his roll’ with lyrics in Spanish that has nothing to do with the Metallica lyrics ”, he says in his analysis. “It has nothing to do with the harmony, nor does it have anything to do with the lyrics, it does not remember the song at all at all, except for that sampling (original fragment of the song), and that neither here nor in Beijing You can call it a cover, ”he says.
This song is part of the album celebrating 30 years of the album “Black” by the American band who had their heyday in the decade of the 80s and 90s. In this tribute material, interpreters such as Juanes, Mon Laferte and Ha Ash.
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