Metallica Fade to Black
Metallica kicked off their inaugural Orion Fest at Bader Field in Atlantic City on Saturday night with their first-ever full performance of their 1984 classic 'Ride the Lightning.' They followed Sunday with a relentless, powerful run through their 1991 self-titled landmark, aka The Black Album, that made Saturday's 'Lightning' set feel like a warm-up. While the album performance slayed, the set's highlight came during "The Shortest Straw," a vicious track from '...And Justice for All.' It sounded faster and heavier than the recorded version, and inspired a massive circle pit in which dude's rammed each other like mountain goats and one plotting girl occasionally charged in from the sidelines to deck somebody.
June 25, 2012