Metallica are steel’s reigning kings of the duvet model. Diamond Head’s Am I Evil, Misfits’ Final Caress/Inexperienced Hell and Die Die My Darling, Bob Seger’s Flip The Web page, Anti-Nowhere League’s So What? – you title it, they’ve completed it.
Given their fondness for taking over different folks’s songs, each Metall-fan has thought in some unspecified time in the future: “What wouldn’t it sound like if Metallica lined Slayer?” It was by no means going to occur, after all – regardless of the 2 bands beginning out at roughly the identical time and shaping the nascent thrash steel scene, the beams by no means crossed. Metallica have been simply too huge and Slayer have been simply too, properly, quick.
Besides… Metallica have lined a Slayer tune. Again in 2009, James, Lars, Kirk and Rob have been jamming of their backstage rehearsal room earlier than a present when instantly they launched into an instrumental model of Raining Blood, the closing tune from Slayer’s 1986 masterpiece Reign In Blood.
Fortunately somebody captured footage of this impromptu jam. Granted it isn’t a full-fledged cowl. The entire thing lasts barely a minute, and James Hetfield correctly doesn’t try to repeat Tom Araya’s malevolent roar,, though he does carry a steel-plated groove to the unique’s primary riff.
t”s quick and candy, and so they sort of wreck it by breaking off to play St Anger, however it’s tantalising sufficient to make us surprise what would occur if Metallica did serve up a correct Slayer cowl.
Take a look at the footage beneath.