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Every Metallica Riff You’ve Ever Heard

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Metallica’s sound has changed up from album to album, and there’s no better indicator of that than James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett’s guitar tone.

Now a YouTuber named Gürschach X has combined palm-muted open-string chugging from each of the group’s albums—from 1983’s Kill ’Em All to 2016’s Hardwired…to Self-Destruct—into one epic, albeit very short video titled Every Metallic Riff You’ve Ever Heard. The result is a 12-second trip through Metallica’s ever-changing guitar tone.