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Metallica Reviews

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Average customer review: 3.0 star rating (3.0 Stars)

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1.0 star rating Brian Holland from Charlotte, North Carolina

WORST SOUND EVER AT A LIVE CONCERT

Have seen ACDC and others at the same Spectrum Center / Bobcats Arena venue in Charlotte and the sound was loud and fine. Seen many other metal bands at venues around the world and this was the worst - not even close. Of the 18 songs played by Metallica, you'd be hard pressed to name 14 of them, even if you had the set list in front of you, as it was just noise - and not very loud noise at that! Vocals totally lost at times, and virtually no lead guitar. Horrendous. If this is what 37 years on the road does they need to retire or replace that 37 year old equipment or deaf sound engineer! What a waste of $175 - for an upper tier seat at that...RIP OFF!

1.0 star rating Mark from Florida

WORST SOUND SYSTEM I'VE EVER HEARD.

First 3 songs, all I could hear was drums. After that, a little of the guitars came through. Vocals were drowned out all night long. Didn't think that they played For Whom the Bell Tolls until I saw the set list the next day. The sound was so bad I couldn't recognize it! Was it a problem with the venue or the band's own sound guys? I travelled to Madison from Florida for this mess. Spent $435 for 2 seats in the lower section. The opening act sucked. Worst comedian I've ever seen. I should have stayed home and gone to see Lynyrd Skynyrd in Jacksonville that same night!

1.0 star rating Brad Carlson Chicago area from Madison, Wisconsin

DISAPPOINTED

I am a die hard fan and seen them over 100 times. This was the worst sounding show in my experience. The guitars were quiet, the vocals were quiet, setlist was great but it was not loud at all. It was like when you see an opening act and they don't get the full PA system....that's what is was like. I understand there might be db restrictions at the venue so that makes sense now but it is the first time in 30 years i left before the show was even close to being done. I still love and live for Metallica, but this was lackluster experience to say the least. I am seeing them 5 more times on this tour so I am confident the next ones will be better. Also, if you are going to be a dry show.....please make sure you inform the tix purchaser at purchase. I don't need to be drunk to enjoy things but when you expect it and show up with zero allowed....it sucks. STILL a DIEHARD for life but very disappointed in the sound. You expect your ears blowoff...not Metallica unplugged.

1.0 star rating Dwayne Ward from Eddyville illinois

POOR SOUND AND DROPPING CUBES?

A waste....we saw them at the rose bowl last year in Pasadena and the show was fantastic and the sound was perfect!....so i bought tickets and we flew to Nashville to see them again....Terrible!..The sound was the worse ever....Hissing sounding and we could not hear any guitar at all, like the speakers were shot...We were in the 200 level and the damn cubes were lowered and blocked our view at times...Everyone was complaining...Lars and James needs to be informed of this....This was NOT a good show.

1.0 star rating Jason Marteney from Carrollton , Ohio

WHAT HAPPENED TO THE SOUND?

I have seen Metallica 5 times in 25 years. I have never been disappointed until the February first concert at Quicken Loans in Cleveland. I will give Breuer a pass since you couldn't understand a word he said. Unfortunately, the crispness of the sound did not improve when Metallica came out! The sound was garbled horribly. Had I not spent days planning around taking off of work and spending hundreds of dollars I would have left. I was extremely disappointed, and spent most of the show in disbelief as opposed to rocking out in enjoyment.

1.0 star rating Julie from Cleveland, Ohio

FIRST AND LAST METALLICA CONCERT

I have listened to Metallica since I was 17 years old, 30 years later, I was stoked to finally see them live! Like others on this thread, the sound was horrible! I couldn't hear any lyrics and when James talked in between songs, it was muffled. I don't know if they've been around for so long, they don't care because they know their shows sell out, or if the sound crew needs fired. A complete waste of time and money.

1.0 star rating David from London, England

METALLICA LONDON 20TH JUNE 2019

Well I can only conclude, having read the reviews of the New York gig that their sound engineer is deaf. Everything other have said is correct, with the exception that at Twickenham the sound level was laughably loud. It was the classic mistake of thinking that going to 11 is louder, because what happens is that the overall sound becomes one giant mess of noise and as such it become impossible to discern the actual music. A great shame and a reason to never spend my hard earned money on watching them live again.

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