Garage, Inc.

This double-disc, all-covers release could come to represent a vital turning point for Metallica. While disc 2 is a straightforward collection of every cover the group have recorded in its 16-year history, disc 1 comprises 11 new selections drawn from the oeuvres of such exciting and diverse artists as U.K. punks Discharge and nefarious Australian Nick Cave. The heavier songs, such as the Mercyful Fate medley, Black Sabbath’s “Sabbra Cadabra,” and the Misfits’ “Die Die My Darling,” prove that nobody delivers a crunching riff better than these metal veterans. But it is vocalist-guitarist James Hetfields’s confident approach toward the likes of Cave’s “Loverman” and Bob Seger’s “Turn the Page” that delivers the most electricity; here his raw, heartfelt vocals are largely untouched. Given that the recharged group spent only three weeks in the studio recording these tracks, it appears that these guys have remembered the value of studio spontaneity over laborious pontificating. Hopefully, that mindset will resurface in future projects. –Steffan Chirazi

Disc: 1 –
1. Free Speech For The Dumb –
2. It’s Electric –
3. Sabbra Cadabra –
4. Turn The Page
5. Die Die My Darling –
6. Loverman –
7. Mercyful Fate –
8. Astronomy –
9. Whiskey In The Jar
10. Tuesday’s Gone –
11. The More I See

Disc: 2 –
1. Helpless –
2. The Small Hours –
3. The Wait –
4. Last Caress/Green Helll –
5. Am I Evil?
6. Blitzkrieg –
7. Breadfan –
8. The Prince –
9. Stone Cold Crazy –
10. So What –
11. Killing Time
12. Overkill –
13. Damage Case –
14. Stone Dead Forever –
15. Too Late Too Late

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  • Hi – good write-up. I’m a big follower of Metallica as well… Their Death Magnetic album was amazing and showed that they still got it. Maiden is another band still kickin – I couldn’t be more excited for their tour and new album this summer! Do you think you’re planning on going to see it? Anyway… nice blog… I’m subscribed to your feed now so thanks again!