METALLICA — Hero of the Day EP

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3.80 | 6 ratings | 1 review
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EP · 1996

Filed under Heavy Metal
By METALLICA

Tracklist

1. Hero of the Day (4:24)
2. Mouldy (A.K.A. "Hero of the Day (early demo version)") (5:26)
3. Hero of the Day (Outta B Sides mix) (6:37)
4. Stone Dead Forever (4:50)
5. Damage Case (3:38)
6. Too Late Too Late (3:13)

Total Time: 28:08

Line-up/Musicians

- James Hetfield / vocals, rhythm guitar
- Kirk Hammett / rhythm & lead guitar
- Jason Newsted / bass
- Lars Ulrich / drums

About this release

Japanese EP, Elektra, 1996.

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This EP consists of 3 different versions of one song from Metallica's LOAD album, and 3 live covers of Motorhead songs. LOAD comes from what is generally regarded as Metallica's weakest period. Although I love Metallica, I've let the generally poor opinions of LOAD dissuade me from listening to it. However, I think "Hero of the Day" is a terrific song. It does demonstrate Metallica's more melodic, less thrashy side.

As for the other songs, they are well done although Metallica's versions don't seem significantly different from the Motorhead originals. I like Motorhead's songs except for Lemmy's singing. I think James Hetfield has a much better voice. So, in a manner of speaking, Metallica is paying tribute to one of their biggest influences.

I have one significant reservation about the HERO OF THE DAY EP. As much as I like listening and reviewing EPs, I'm not really interested in 3 different versions of the same song. I'll take away a half star for that reason. For an open-minded Metallica fan, however, this is a worthy release.

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