27 Songs, 2 Hours 16 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Following the divisive debacle of Load, Metallica used Garage Inc. as an affirmation that they remained one with their fans: diehard followers of loud music in all its forms. While Garage Inc reveals several standard issue influences (Black Sabbath, Blue Oyster Cult, Thin Lizzy), the album is a crucial reminder that Metallica were also born of punk rock (Misfits, Discharge) and New Wave of British Heavy Metal (Diamond Head, Mercyful Fate). James Hetfield has a blast playing with the menacing croons of Nick Cave and Danzig on covers of The Misfits (“Die, Die My Darling) and The Bad Seeds (“Loverman”), while the volcanic grooves of “Sabbra Cadabra” proved that Metallica was one of the few bands who could shoulder Black Sabbath’s weight. When the four-piece plays their favorite songs, the results are blistering, and Metallica plays “It’s Electric,” “Mercyful Fate,” and “Whiskey In the Jar” like they wrote the songs in their own blood. Don’t miss the bonus tracks, which compile all of the band’s covers albums: The $5.98 E.P. (1987), Garage Days Revsisted (1984), and the truly awesome all-Motorhead tribute Motorheadache (1995). Herein is a hymnal for the heavy metal faithful.

Mastered for iTunes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Following the divisive debacle of Load, Metallica used Garage Inc. as an affirmation that they remained one with their fans: diehard followers of loud music in all its forms. While Garage Inc reveals several standard issue influences (Black Sabbath, Blue Oyster Cult, Thin Lizzy), the album is a crucial reminder that Metallica were also born of punk rock (Misfits, Discharge) and New Wave of British Heavy Metal (Diamond Head, Mercyful Fate). James Hetfield has a blast playing with the menacing croons of Nick Cave and Danzig on covers of The Misfits (“Die, Die My Darling) and The Bad Seeds (“Loverman”), while the volcanic grooves of “Sabbra Cadabra” proved that Metallica was one of the few bands who could shoulder Black Sabbath’s weight. When the four-piece plays their favorite songs, the results are blistering, and Metallica plays “It’s Electric,” “Mercyful Fate,” and “Whiskey In the Jar” like they wrote the songs in their own blood. Don’t miss the bonus tracks, which compile all of the band’s covers albums: The $5.98 E.P. (1987), Garage Days Revsisted (1984), and the truly awesome all-Motorhead tribute Motorheadache (1995). Herein is a hymnal for the heavy metal faithful.

Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
187 Ratings
187 Ratings
Pushead rocks ,

Fan4life

Been a fan since Kill em All on vinyl. The 5.98 EP is still one of my favorite albums of all time. METALLICA!!!

Xentrix34 ,

Instant classic!,,!

Been a Metallica fan since 1988! Metallica is the best at covering anyone. What's even better is when Metallica cover a song it becomes a Metallica song. No one can pull it off quite the same. You don't agree? Just listen to Mercyful fate ... Seamless think its just one song if you didn't ever hear the originals by none other than Mecyful fate. Whiskey in the jar! Great song . Complete twist on Bob Seger.

Motorhead667 ,

@fukutsu

So you do not know who Thin Lizzy is?
Yes it is an Irish folk song and yes Metellica is amazing, but so was Thin Lizzy, maybe you should check them out.
Your hero's Metallica did and you know why? Because Thin Lizzy rocked their world so they are paying tribute.
Kids today, put your cell phone down, pull your head out of your backside and discover some more music.

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