Originally Posted by mikei
I think the belief is that he has regressed as a drummer. Without a doubt, I think that is true.
That being said, he was perfect for the early metallica when they had some cajones.
Now, they sound like a club band. At least to me. One of my friends does not appreciate the old metallica but loves from the black album on. It is all a matter of taste.
I do not feel that right now, he could drum as well or as fast has he did back in the mid to late 80s. Certainly he does not drum with the same passion and power.
Again, as Vinnie says, have you heard St Anger?, it's great drumming, very fast and lots of double bass too. If you watch the accompanying DVD, he plays with such ease!