...Are BOTH gods IMO. Cliff was an excellent fingerstyle bassist with great solos and damn fast. Jason is very solid and versatile (on Live Sh*t: San Diego he plays a slap solo!) People say Metallica have gone downhill since Cliff died, but I think that's just idolising him, Metallica are better overall now, and they're so different and it's to their credit. Long live Cliff, but Jason's just as cool and for those who prefer their heavier ****, I heard the next album will be as heavy as Black at least. When Jason dies everyone'll idolise him just as much as Cliff. Any thoughts on this played-out topic?