The Blackest Album: An Industrial Tribute to Metallica

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The Blackest Album: An Industrial Tribute to Metallica
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Compilation album by
Various Artists
ReleasedAugust 4, 1998 (1998-08-04)
Genre Industrial metal, post-industrial, electronica
Length58:49
Label Cleopatra

The Blackest Album: An Industrial Tribute to Metallica is the first in a series of tribute albums featuring various industrial and electronica bands covering songs of Metallica.

Industrial music is a genre of experimental music which draws on harsh, transgressive or provocative sounds and themes. AllMusic defines industrial music as the "most abrasive and aggressive fusion of rock and electronic music" that was "initially a blend of avant-garde electronics experiments and punk provocation". The term was coined in the mid-1970s with the founding of Industrial Records by members of Throbbing Gristle and Monte Cazazza. While the genre name originated with Throbbing Gristle's emergence in the United Kingdom, concentrations of artists and labels vital to the genre also emerged in Chicago.

Electronica encompasses a broad group of electronic-based styles such as techno, house, ambient, jungle and other electronic music styles intended not just for dancing.

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.

Track listing

  1. "Nothing Else Matters" - Apoptygma Berzerk
  2. "Battery" (Re-Filtered by Filter Section) - Die Krupps
  3. "The Thing That Should Not Be" (Back in Black mix) - Razed In Black
  4. "For Whom the Bell Tolls" - Spew
  5. "Master of Puppets" - Hellsau
  6. "Damage Inc." - Razed In Black
  7. "Whiplash" - Abaddon (of Venom)
  8. "Wherever I May Roam" - Godheads
  9. "Nothing Else Matters" (Elemental mix) - The Element
  10. "The Thing That Should Not Be" - Carbon 12
  11. "Seek & Destroy" - Birmingham 6
  12. "Sad But True" - In Strict Confidence
  13. "Battery" (High Voltage mix) - La Honda Militia


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