I have constantly expressed my love of Slayer and Testament on this site but I haven’t really talked about Metallica, not in a positive light anyway. I do however have a soft spot for Metallica seeing as I was raised in the ’90s and I was constantly bombarded by their tunes. It wasn’t until much later that I got into the REAL Metallica. It was at that jumping point that I got into bands like Slayer, Megadeth and Testament, so I thank Metallica for that even though they haven’t made a relevant album since The Black Album.
I, unlike a lot of people, have never seen Metallica live, but I have heard good things (even of the band recently). Well, except for Lars, who I have heard has only gotten worse over the years. I sat down last night and watched Metallica‘s Rock am Ring performance from this year and I gotta say I was quite impressed. I was a little annoyed by James’ cadences through some songs (see “Master of Puppets” 5:36) but all in all I thought it was a great performance. The difference would be seeing it live of course, but you know what I mean.
Check out a full streaming video of Metallica‘s performance after the jump. I think it’s worth it. Enjoy and leave your feedback in the comments section.