Imagine a giant all-you-can-eat buffet, row after row of hot, steaming offerings
Various Artists “The Metallica Blacklist” (Rhino/Blackened Recordings)
Imagine a giant all-you-can-eat buffet, row after row of hot, steaming offerings. The thing is, there are only 12 items on the menu, like seven trays of meatballs each cooked by a different chef.
Ghost drenches “Enter Sandman” with as much piano as guitar, while Weezer offers a nearly note-for-note replication of the original.
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit take the pounding “Sad But True” and turn it into a country fried romp that could be the backing track for a hundred movie pickup truck chase scenes.
There is punk, pop, classical, jazz, rap, electronica, a Mongolian folk-metal band (yes, that’s a thing) and more here. But here’s something else that’s sad but true: If you’re old enough to have bought this album and gotten into it when it first came out, you’ll probably have no idea who more than half these artists are.