See Metallica Play Country, Acoustic Version of 'Four Horsemen'


 Metallica played a twangy country arrangement of “The Four Horsemen” on acoustic instruments at a special gig for charity late last year. In the just-released clip of the performance, James Hetfield amped up the grit in his voice as he sang, “Choose your fate and die,” while Kirk Hammett used a slide, Robert Trujillo played some rumbling funk bass and Lars Ulrich kept an easy groove on the drums. The new version clocks in just over three minutes, a stark contrast to the original – the thrashy, angular second cut off the group’s debut album, 1983’s Kill ‘Em All, where it was the longest song on the track list.

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