Royal Blood pay tribute to Metallica with a faithful, bludgeoning cover of Sad But True

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The Metallica Blacklist – a forthcoming compilation album in which an impressive 53 artists pay tribute to select songs from Metallica's 1991 self-titled record (The Black Album, to most people) – has so far played host to a wealth of top-notch covers.

They include Weezer's mostly faithful take on Enter Sandman, Volbeat's galloping, anthemic version of Don't Tread on Me, and J Balvin's hip-hop reworking of Wherever I May Roam, to name a few.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.