Lars Ulrich is known for his fast, aggressive thrash beats. He often utilizes the double bass technique in Latin breakbeats, which became popular among heavy metal drummers during the 1980's. A good example of this is found in the song "One".
Ulrich's unique drumming style includes clean and fast double bass beats on many songs and heavy drum fills. He has been known to play in sync with the rhythm guitar played by James Hetfield.