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Metallica Live at BC Place

Tuesday 15th, August 2017 / 13:54
By Adam Rogers

Metallica – Photo by Darrole Palmer

BC Place, Vancouver
14 August 2017

Metallica – Photo by Darrole Palmer

VANCOUVER – Metallica’s lead guitarist Kirk Hammett recently said “I guess it’s a good time to be in Metallica”, well, based on what I witnessed when the band rolled into town to play BC Place, I can say it is also a good time to be a Metallica fan.

When 8:50 p.m. arrived, and the lights dimmed, the sound of Ennio Morricone’s ‘The Ecstasy of Gold’ playing through the speakers, you could feel this was going to be something special.

Metallica – Photo by Darrole Palmer

Hardwired from their recent record Hardwired… to Self-Destruct kicked things off, the insane mega screens behind the band creating visual havoc to go alongside the crushing chords and drums. They ripped through 18 songs from their vast catalog including ‘For Whom the Bell Tolls’ and ‘Sad but True.’

Metallica – Photo by Darrole Palmer

The stage was huge, and alive! The band running around, going to the extensions into the crowd, and this being Metallica, not having flames firing out while ‘Moth Into Flame’ is played would be a travesty, so of course flames descend from beneath the stage firing out all across.

Metallica – Photo by Darrole Palmer

There were some nice moments of chatter from James Hetfield through the evening, making it clear that the band was open to everyone. And another nice moment was seeing lead guitarist Kirk Hammett and bassist Robert Trujillo go head to head in a guitar duel, both looking menacing at one an other, but with also a slight grin on their faces.

Metallica – Photo by Darrole Palmer

Closing out their set out after a frantic two hours, the band played ‘Fight Fire With Fire,’ ‘Nothing Else Matters, and as a finale we were treated to ‘Enter Sandman’ which brought things to an epic close.

Metallica – Photo by Darrole Palmer

You have to be a certain size and stature to play BC Place, Metallica meet those requirements more than perfectly, and while the stadiums sound is sometimes lacking, the level of noise, energy and brutality that these guys put into their show more than compensates for it. Thank you Metallica.

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