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Metallica: 72 Seasons

6 May 2023

9:00 AM

6 May 2023

9:00 AM

Grade: B–

Chugga-chugga, grawch, chugga-chugga. Never mind 72 seasons, it’s actually been a little over 500 seasons since Metallica first started bestowing their peculiarly Los Angeles brand of heavy metal – shiny, taut and smooth – on a grateful audience of dispossessed lower-middle-class white incels. And nothing very much has changed.

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