NME: Ghost and Metallica at Twickenham Stadium: Thrilling rock theatre and a band still on fire
Metallica’s prowess as a live experience has rarely been in question throughout their 38 year career, and yet for a while there, it started to look like that’s all they now were. Sure, they’ve never been a band you could ever call predictable; the documentaries were great (2004’s Some Kind Of Monster is either the best rockumentary ever, or a two-hour obituary to a once great band) even if the music was not. Their later collaborations with Lou Reed were funny (probably not their intention) and perplexing (that’s more like it), even if the music was wretched. But a band who had relevance in the here and now? Yeah, that was looking questionable for a while.