Metallica: Back in the garage
By Kelly Osadchuk
Thunder Bay, Ontario
On November 24, the heavy metal band, Metallica, came out
with Garage Inc.,
a brand new double album.
This isn't a normal Metallica album though. It's a two c-d
collection of their favourite cover tunes. That means 27 "metallized"
The first disc is full of all new covers recorded this year,
while disc two is a collection of all the cover songs they recorded
in previous EP's from the 1980s. Groups covered in this album
range from legends like Queen, Black Sabbath and Motorhead to
popular underground bands like the Misfits and Overkill. There's
even a Bob Seiger song from the early seventies.
While disc two is all hard, fast metal to the max, the first
disc has a bit wider range of musical styles. It has the fast,
hard metal like the second disc, but also has some slower and
more thoughtful songs rather than all hard thrashy riffs.
Their first single is a perfect example of that. "Turn
The Page" is an old Bob Seiger song from the early seventies.
I have never heard the original Bob Seiger version, but the metallized
version is definitely kick a*#.
In fact, I have yet to hear any of the songs from either disc
as they were recorded by the original artists, but I'm sure Metallica
did all of them justice. All in all, this is one disc that I
think will satisfy everyone's musical thirst, and a disc that
I, for one, would not want to miss buying.