Now YouTuber Mark Grocki is kind enough to show us how the album’s most famous song, One, would sound if it featured only bass.
In the video above, Grocki tackles James Hetfield’s and Kirk Hammett’s guitar parts - including the distorted chorus riffs and shredding, tapping-infused solos - as well as Hetfield’s vocals, on four-string (with a little help from Lars’ original drum track).
And while the results are impressive, we’re not sure Hetfield would approve.
“There are things I would like to change on some of the records,” he said in 2017, “but it gives them so much character that you can’t change them. I find it a little frustrating when bands re-record classic albums with pretty much the same songs and have it replace the original. It erases that piece of history.
“OK, so …And Justice for All could use a little more low end and St. Anger could use a little less tin snare drum, but those things are what make those records part of our history.”
For more information on Mark Grocki, who has also tackled bass versions of the solos to Megadeth’s Holy Wars… The Punishment Due and Guns N’ Roses’ Sweet Child O’ Mine, check out his official YouTube channel (opens in new tab).