We re­visit ME­TAL­LICA’S Garage Inc. al­bum, with the help of the orig­i­nal artists.

We re­visit the songs on Me­tal­lica’s cov­ers al­bum that in­tro­duced a gen­er­a­tion to me­tal and punk’s found­ing fa­thers

Metal Hammer (UK) - - Contents - Words: Chris Chantler

In the au­tumn of Me­tal­lica, 1998, af­ter a three-al­bum run of Load and Reload had seen them evolve from thrash me­tal’s great­est band to an arena rock be­he­moth, Me­tal­lica set about do­ing what they do best: blind­sid­ing ev­ery­one with some­thing com­pletely un­ex­pected. “Me­tal­lica still needs to have fun,” Lars Ul­rich told Bill­board that Novem­ber. “We made three pretty se­ri­ous al­bums in a row. It was time to do some­thing dif­fer­ent.” Re­leased on Novem­ber 23 of that year, that “some­thing” turned out to be Garage Inc – a mon­strous dou­ble-disc col­lec­tion of cov­ers of sem­i­nal rock and me­tal songs that had in­spired the Four Horse­men over the years. While the sec­ond disc was a smor­gas­bord of B-sides from var­i­ous Me­tal­lica re­leases across their ca­reer, the first was a brand new col­lec­tion of fresh takes on time­less clas­sics. We dis­sect that colos­sal first half – with a lit­tle help from some of the bands who in­spired it.

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