Metallica will always be one of the biggest bands in metal history. Formed in Los Angeles in 1981, the group recorded their first song, "Hit the Lights" in 1982 and their debut LP, Kill 'Em All in 1983. Their 1984 album Ride the Lightning cemented the band's reputation as one of the most exciting, technically gifted young bands in the world. Metallica concerts are intense. Over decades Metallica has had a profound effect on rock 'n' roll. You'll find great examples of their late 90s live concerts at Wolfgang's. They are undoubtedly the biggest band in metal history.