The Guardian: Metallica review – masterclass in heaviness brings down the heavens
They don’t call Manchester the Rainy City for nothing. With no cover over Metallica’s stage, water pours off the Californian metal veterans’ instruments and singer James Hetfield’s sodden grey hair looks pasted to his head. It makes for quite a spectacle, especially when ominous black clouds on the video screens match those in the skies above. Although the band are presumably well rewarded for enduring a thorough saturation, after 38 years and various lineups they are obviously revelling in what Hetfield calls “the best job in the world”.