Originally Posted by tambian89
I guess no on really cares about his setup change. I, however, really do. I know Lars would play a lot better on his old setup; also, instead of a ride, he has a china in it's place. Even on the Justice tour, he did not use a ride.
Metallica started dying after puppets. And Justice was still pretty good, but far from Puppets or even their older albums.
Kill 'em All, Ride the Lightning and Puppets had so much influence from Cliff Burton and Dave Mustaine. When Cliff died, they lost such a key player. Of course they got a much better lead guitarist in Hammett, but they lost a great song writer.
I only listen to their first 4 albums. Everything else is so cookie cutter. And the drumming is far from what it used to be.
I have 4 bootleg live DVDs of Metallica from before 1990. His playing was much better and more precise than my 1993 DVD for the Black album.
What a shame. Somehow though, the fans still love them. I just don't get it.