Yes, RObert Trujillo to me is Suicidal, but more so Infectious Grooves because he really is the heart of that band, being a funky punk band
Although I love Cliff Burton, I am NOT a Metallica fan at all. Sure, early Metallica was good, cuz of Cliff, but they are a stadium Rock band who sold their Garage Days soul. I could go on and on about my dislike for Metallica, but I will end it with this. I dislike Metallica so much, I didn’t even know Robert Trujillo was in the band until recently when I was looking up something on his wiki.
And I was looking up to see what ST Albums he first appeared on. So, in all actuality, Metallica licked out to get such a talent who may be the closes match out in that genre to step in and continue where Cliff left off, not just a replacement, but bring his game to the table.
Funny, Les Claypool once tried out for Metallica right after Cliff died, before Primus got big. He said he walked in, cracked a bunch of 1 liners that went right over their heads, played a bit, and left, never heard back.
I watched a YT clip of a big fest they played, they came out for an encore and he slapped the opening of “Master Of Puppets” then the went back off stage. Man he ripped it,