We could spend all day trolling through the endless awesome photos of Metallica frontman James Hetfield. Somehow, every snapshot of Hetfield captures his inner animal; you can almost hear his signature growl coming through the photograph. We understand that there is no way to create a complete collection that covers every killer shot of him. But, after hours and hours of research - we love our job - we handpicked some of our favorite live shots of Hetfield.

Covering more than a decade of performances, these photos display why Hetfield is one of the best frontmen in rock and roll. Each shot shows his raw energy, intensity and overall fun spirit at Metallica's live shows. If a photo is worth a thousand words, we know these shots are worth thousands of Hetfield's growls.

Metallica Orion
Orion Music + More Festival, Bader Field, N.J., 2012 (Theo Wargo, Getty Images)
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Metallica Orion
Orion Music + More Festival, Bader Field, N.J., 2012 (Liz Ramanand, Loudwire)
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Metallica Big 4
The Big 4, Indio, Calif., 2011 (Kevin Winter, Getty Images)
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Metallica Big 4
The Big 4, Indio, Calif., 2011 (Kevin Winter, Getty Images)
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Metallica Big 4
The Big 4, Indio, Calif., 2011 (Kevin Winter, Getty Images)
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Metallica Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pa., 2009 (Jeff Fusco, Getty Images)
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Metallica Glendale
Glendale, Ariz., 2008 (Ethan Miller, Getty Images)
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Metallica Mexico
Guadalajara, Mexico, 2008 (Kevin Winter, Getty Images)
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Metallica Woodstock '99
Woodstock, Rome, N.Y., 1999 (Frank Micelotta, Getty Images)
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