Remembering the best Metallica covers and their originals
Metallica - one of the most popular, talented and successful bands of their time and genre. These American metal monsters are known all over the world for their dozens of hits! But they also have in their arsenal covers - And they are of very high quality.
We don't take it upon ourselves to call Metallica's versions "better" than the originals, nor do we take it upon ourselves to say that they are significantly worse. As we see it, this is not an accurate assessment of such works. In most cases (and with Metallica it is in all cases), a cover serves as more than just a rewrite for the sake of "having a favorite song in your arsenal. It is something much more than that - a new fresh lookAnd there's no way to say whether it's better or worse. It's just that the band allows us to look at the old hits in a new wayand if someone likes this vision - you can consider the result as a nice bonus for fans!
"Turn the Page" (Bob Seeger)
A very powerful cover, accompanied by an equally strong and deep clip.
With the video, Metallica wanted to draw attention to the single motherswho lay down their own lives for their children, sometimes sacrificing everything.
Original Bob Seeger is still actively broadcast on classic rock stations.
"Whiskey in the Jar" (Thin Lizzy)
Metallica has done brilliant work, reinterpreting a version of this popular Irish folk song performed by Thin Lizzy!
We also invite you to listen to original:
This is probably the most fun and lighthearted interpretation on our list!
"Ecstacy of Gold" (Ennio Morricone)
Do a cover of instrumental piece the great composer? Easy! Nothing is impossible for Metallica.
Ennio Morricone created "Golden Ecstasy" for the western The Good, the Bad, the Wicked, and Metallica took and reimagined the '60s classic! It came out really cool.
To compare the popularity and success of these two tunes it is forbidden: Each is revered in different circles of music lovers.
"Am I Evil?" (Diamond Head)
Not surprisingly, some people still don't realize that "Am I Evil?" is a cover, since that track was a staple of live performances Metallica for decades. The band really left their heavy metal imprint on the song, and made it their classic.
The original version belongs to the British metallers Diamond Head.
When Diamond Head introduced it on their debut "Lightning to the Nations" in 1980, the track only gained recognition in their native Great Britain. It wasn't until Metallica contributed that it became international hit.
"Remember Tomorrow" (Iron Maiden)
Metallica's version of powerful ballads from debut album Iron Maiden proved what many have long suspected: this composition, as well as the band as a whole, has been a huge influence on American songs in the vein of "Fade to Black."
Regarding the originalIf I'm not mistaken, it has become a classic of its time, and is as popular as the more modern version of Hatfield and his "metal band.
On the contrary, he is listened to much more. more often.
"Sabbra Cadabra" (Black Sabbath)
Heavy sound, looseness, waltziness, and Hatfield's considerable charisma, masterfully conveyed through his vocal performance. "Sabbathian." "Sabbra Cadabra." It has taken on new colors and appealed to many admirers of the genre!
Instead of the cult hits "Paranoid" or "War Pigs", Metallica chose a lighter psychedelic track from the godfathers of metal. And it was a great choice, hitting the bull's-eye! It's new look to a tune from the first half of the '70s, and in some places it even looks like Kirk Hammett is having fun with his guitar at his own pleasure!
The original "Sabbra Cadabra" went into the "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath." - one of the most legendary heavy metal albums, which demonstrated the band's maturity and brought it its first silver certificate in its native Great Britain. Subsequently, the record was praised not only by the younger generation of reviewers, but also by the Sabbath members themselves.
"Die, Die My Darling" (Misfits)
An incredible cover - bold, emotional, colorful in terms of vocal performance and rhythmic in its melodic sound. James Hatfield surpassed himself here! Even though this song belongs to another band, it sounds as if it was made especially for these American rumbling monsters when sung by Metallica!
The original belongs to the punk rockers Misfits. It was released in 1984 and was warmly received by critics, but it was not a big hit.
Metallica's version corrected this misunderstanding and made "Die, Die My Darling" a heavy masterpiece! Yourself Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein, the guitarist of the Misfits, confessed:
"When I first heard it, I couldn't believe it was our song!"