Evening Standard: Metallica review: Heavy metal overlords still bring the noise
The heavy metal monsters were in town as part of their WorldWired Tour, in support of their latest album Hardwired ... To Self-Destruct.
Alas, before the moshing could begin, fans had to endure hour-long queues to enter the arena, with many taking to social media to vent their frustration.
Inside, the stage was positioned in the centre of the arena, like a boxing ring, and the band came out swinging with Hardwired. “We’re so f***ed, shit outta luck, hardwired to self-destruct,” growled frontman James Hetfield, 54, suggesting a worldview as black as the band’s wardrobe.