FEATURE – Wall of Sound’s Top 7 Covers by Metallica

News this week hit that Metallica have completed their new album, Hardwired … to Self-Destruct. Not only have they completed the album but they’ve reconsidered the previously announced “riff origins” material on the album’s deluxe-edition bonus disc with a series of cover songs – including tracks made famous by Iron Maiden, Ronnie James Dio and Deep Purple.

Metallica love a cover song. Hell, they even released a whole double album of covers in 1998, Garage Inc. So, we thought we would track back through the ample covers Metallica have attempted to make their own with our look at the band’s Top 7 Covers by Metallica, as the first of a few Metallica ‘specials’ we’ll have in the lead up to November 18 when Metallica’s tenth album, Hardwired… to Self-Destruct is released by the group’s independent label Blackened Recordings.

‘Die Die My Darling’
Originally recorded by The Misfits
Released on the Garage Inc album, 1998

Originally recorded by Motörhead
Released on the ‘Hero of the Day’ single as a B-Side, 1996

Originally recorded by Blitkrieg
Released on the ‘Creeping Death’ single as a B-Side, 1984

‘So What’
Originally recorded by Anti Nowhere League
Released on ‘Sad But True’ single as a B-Side, 1991

‘Last Caress/Green Hell’
Originally recorded by The Misfits
Released on the Garage Days Re-Revisited album, 1987

‘Stone Cold Crazy’
Originally recorded by Queen
Released on the ‘Enter Sandman’ single as a B Side, 1991

‘Am I Evil’
Originally recorded by Diamond Head
Released on ‘Creeping Death’ B Side, 1984

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