A Tribute to the Four Horsemen

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A Tribute to the Four Horsemen
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Compilation album by Various artists
Released 2002
Genre Thrash metal, heavy metal
Label Nuclear Blast America

A Tribute to the Four Horsemen is a tribute album to Thrash metal band Metallica. It was re-issued by Nuclear Blast Records in 2003 with a slightly different track listing. The album contains covers of songs by Metallica from Kill 'Em All to ReLoad , but omits Load .

Thrash metal is an extreme subgenre of heavy metal music characterized by its overall aggression and often fast tempo. The songs usually use fast percussive beats and low-register guitar riffs, overlaid with shredding-style lead work. The lyrics often deal with social issues and criticism of The Establishment, using direct and denunciatory language, an approach borrowed from hardcore punk.

Metallica American heavy metal band

Metallica is an American heavy metal band. The band was formed in 1981 in Los Angeles, California by drummer Lars Ulrich and vocalist/guitarist James Hetfield, and has been based in San Francisco, California for most of its career. The group's fast tempos, instrumentals and aggressive musicianship made them one of the founding "big four" bands of thrash metal, alongside Megadeth, Anthrax and Slayer. Metallica's current lineup comprises founding members Hetfield and Ulrich, longtime lead guitarist Kirk Hammett and bassist Robert Trujillo. Guitarist Dave Mustaine and bassists Ron McGovney, Cliff Burton and Jason Newsted are former members of the band.

<i>Kill Em All</i> 1983 studio album by Metallica

Kill 'Em All is the debut studio album by the American heavy metal band Metallica, released on July 25, 1983, by the independent record label Megaforce Records. Kill 'Em All is regarded as a groundbreaking album for thrash metal because of its precise musicianship, which fuses new wave of British heavy metal riffs with hardcore punk tempos. The album's musical approach and lyrics were markedly different from rock's mainstream of the early 1980s and inspired a number of bands who followed in similar manner. The album did not enter the Billboard 200 until 1986, when it peaked at number 155, following Metallica's commercial success with its third studio album Master of Puppets; the 1988 Elektra reissue peaked at number 120. Kill 'Em All was critically praised at the time of its release and in retrospect, and was placed on a few publications' best album lists. It was certified 3× Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in 1999 for shipping three million copies in the United States. The album generated two singles, "Whiplash" and "Jump in the Fire".

The liner notes were written by German music journalist Christof Leim, then working for the German edition of Metal Hammer magazine.

<i>Metal Hammer</i> periodical literature

Metal Hammer is a monthly heavy metal and rock music magazine, published in the United Kingdom by Future and in several other countries by different publishers. Metal Hammer articles feature both mainstream bands and more unusual acts from the whole spectrum of heavy metal music.

Track listing

TrackTitlePerformerOriginal AlbumLength
1."Seek & Destroy" Primal Fear Kill 'Em All 7:10
2."Fight Fire with Fire" Therion Ride the Lightning 4:28
3."Whiplash" Destruction Kill 'Em All3:32
4."Phantom Lord" Anthrax Kill 'Em All4:29
5."Fade to Black" Sonata Arctica Ride the Lightning5:43
6."Master of Puppets" Burden of Grief Master of Puppets 9:09
7."My Friend of Misery" Dark Tranquillity Metallica 5:25
8."One" Crematory ...And Justice for All 4:24
9."Eye of the Beholder" In Flames ...And Justice for All5:31
10."The Thing That Should Not Be" (original)
"Welcome Home (Sanitarium)" (re-issue)
Primus
Thunderstone
Master of Puppets6:43
5:06
11."Harvester of Sorrow" (original)
"The Memory Remains" (re-issue)
Apocalyptica
The Kovenant
...And Justice for All
ReLoad
6:14
4:31
12."Battery" (original)
"Wherever I May Roam" (re-issue)
Die Krupps
Sinner
Master of Puppets
Metallica
5:19
5:15
13."Wherever I May Roam" (original)
"Damage, Inc." (re-issue)
Sinner
Tankard
Metallica
Master of Puppets
5:15
5:10
14."Motorbreath" (Live) (omitted from re-issue) Rage Kill 'Em All3:03

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