Evening Standard: Metallica review: Subtlety in short supply, but plenty of heavy thrills
“Do YOU like your music heavy?” asked Metallica frontman James Hetfield. If the answer to that question is ‘no’, you’d have been advised to leave Twickenham Stadium faster than a flying full-back. For the rest of us, last night was a masterclass in spectacle from heavy metal’s biggest hitters. Thirty-eight years into a career that has seen the LA quartet sell in excess of 120 million records and pick up nine Grammy Awards, the Metallica formula remains unchanged: vaulting guitars, bludgeoning beats, serrated vocals and more pyrotechnics than Guy Fawkes Night.