Dan Nailen of The Salt Lake Tribune is reporting that METALLICA has not forgotten its roots and has no plans of slowing down any time soon, judging from the band's oldies-laden performance Wednesday (August 6) at Usana Amphitheater.

"METALLICA opened with the whiplash-thrash of 'Battery' and heavy riffs of 'Master of Puppets', two songs from 1986 that still get heads banging, fists pumping and mosh pits moving.

"[Singer James] Hetfield dedicated an epic 'Harvester of Sorrow' to 'all of you who stuck with METALLICA through our rough times, and stuck with us through your own bad times.' Then came the haunting 'Sanitarium', one of the band's best songs.

"Four video screens were forums for the musicians to display their chops, and offered a glimpse of late bassist Cliff Burton — killed in a bus crash — who appeared onscreen after Hetfield introduced new bassist Robert Trujillo for 'For Whom the Bell Tolls'.

"Trujillo gives METALLICA a new, hyperactive presence on stage, and he did not seem intimidated stepping into the monster rock act.

"The rest of the show was full of classics. Songs such as 'No Remorse', 'Seek and Destroy', 'Blackened' and 'Creeping Death' had all the speed and aggression that make METALLICA one the most influential hard rock bands ever, up there with LED ZEPPELIN and BLACK SABBATH." Read more.


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