Agreed, one of the best gigs I've been to in a good while. They really did pull out all the stops to make sure everyone had a good time (oh, and it was a good well balanced setlist. The best, IMO, of the new stuff and the classics)
As I was working the stage changeover etc I got to watch the show for free. Both supports were terrible in my opinion, but Metallica were awesome. I'm not a huge Metallica fan, but they put on a great show and stuck to the classics after the usual 3 songs from a new album. Master of puppets was easily the best of the bunch, but my favoutite thing of the whole night was watching two pissed up skinheads tear lumps out of one another over a fucking beach ball:lol: .
They were clearly loving every minute of it themselves, and pushing themselves to the limit in nearly every track. The mad off kilter newer stuff is exhiliarating live, and the classics were delivered with 100% commitment. Pure cheese too, but hey, that's metal!
Fair play to them, definitely go if you have a chance.
[quote:25202fe5c7="The Donk"]. Both supports were terrible in my opinion, but Metallica were awesome. .[/quote:25202fe5c7]
sorry but have to disagree....Volbeat were immense. I am not a Metallica fan by any means I was there with my 15 year old son (who is a Metallica fan) and I thought they were excellent...great laser show and light show and they looked as if they were enjoying it as well. BUT NO WHISKEY IN THE JAR !! Common lads sort it out!!
Unbelievable gig! So much better than Marlay Park last year, and certainly the best gig I've ever been to in The Odyssey. Great setlist and the band were clearly so into it they were a joy to watch.
No Disposable Heroes or Trapped Under Ice but maybe they'll get dusted down tonight. Really like the new stuff live (I like the album too), particularly All Nightmare Long and Broken, Beat & Scarred.
No way tonight will be as good but if you ain't in, you can't win.
I cant believe how overrated metallica are.Why does nobody agree with me that they should have started and finished on "And Justice For All" ? They've sold out long time ago as did anyone who went to this gig
I didn't say I didn't like them, I said I wasn't a [i:256b09b9c0]fan[/i:256b09b9c0]. Sure Hetfield and Ulrich are dicks, but they have nearly thirty years experience of putting on concerts in massive venues and it shows. There hasn't been a band I've seen who can command an entire arena like that, so regardless of my personal opinions of the band members or the style of music they play, my hat goes of to them for what was a truly cracking gig.
[quote:262626f886="loveisthelaw"]I cant believe how overrated metallica are.Why does nobody agree with me that they should have started and finished on "And Justice For All" ? They've sold out long time ago as did anyone who went to this gig[/quote:262626f886]
So the Black Album was shite?
Of course Metallica are over-rated. I didn't go to the gig to see the best metal band on the planet, that'd be why i'm going to Cork in July to see Megadeth. I went for the show and to hear some of the old tunes.
That old "sellout" garbage gets on my tits, clearly Lars is in it for the money... Who gives a shit? They can sell out the biggest arena we have in Northern Ireland 2 nights in a row, why would they choose to play in any other (smaller) venue?
Metallica are the teeny bopper staple of today, accessable metal for youngins, if it in any way helps people get into the likes of Testament, Megadeth, SX etc then i'm happy enough with that. Everyone knows they're not to be taken seriously.
Also; St Anger and Death Magnetic are shit albums, even Metallica know that.