Montreal celebrates Metallica

Art 19 July, 2017
  • Photo: Martin Knight

    Samuel Pradier

    Wednesday, 19 July 2017 22:24

    Wednesday, 19 July 2017 22:28

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    Nearly 35,000 people gathered Wednesday night at the Parc Jean-Drapeau, to attend the spectacular concert of Metallica, as part of their tour “WorldWired”Tour.

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    From the first notes of “Ecstasy of Gold”, accompanied by a clip of western on a giant screen, the audience was in a trance, shouting, raising their arms in the air. Already wet and hot, and the rest of the evening promised to be especially explosive.

    Arrived on stage to the cheers of the crowd, the four guys of Metalllica were immediately started with “Hardwired”, followed by the percussion “Atlas Rise!”.

    “You just came from, who you are, what you will eat or that you do not eat, we all have a common point, has launched the singer and guitarist James hetfield didn. Our point in common is that you all came to celebrate life with us!”

    For his stop in Montreal, Metallica arrived with all the heavy artillery of his tour. A huge stage, a height of approximately 12 metres, with a background that unfolds in the manner of a fan and which serves sometimes as a giant screen, sometimes of canvas, throw when necessary. The pyrotechnics and the lights are nothing next to the ton of decibels they send, and that makes vibrate the body when it is too close to the stage.

    With “Now That We’re Dead”, four huge drums make their appearance on stage. Hetfield didn, guitarist Kirk Hammett and bassist Robert Trujillo, who wears strange braids, will begin to strike the drums in unison, quickly joined by the drummer Lars Ulrich. A beautiful moment of communion.

    On “For Whom the Bell Tolls”, a movie clip especially successful is screened in the background of the scene. Californians have continued with “Fuel” and “The Unforgiven”.

    In the middle of the process, the group has accelerated the pace – if that was still possible – by linking the heavy weight of their repertoire, such as “One”, “Master of Puppets”, “Fade to Black” or even “Seek and Destroy”.

    Several big success stories of Metallica, such as “Nothing Else Matters” or “Enter Sandman”, were still expected for the end of the concert, nearly 2 hours after their arrival on scene.

    Metallica didn’t come to Montreal since 2014, while they were the headliner of the first day of Heavy Montreal. They were not to be disappointed to be income, Wednesday, saw the triumphal welcome that the public has reserved.