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Fade To Bluegrass: The Bluegrass Tribute To Metallica

Fade To Bluegrass: The Bluegrass Tribute To Metallica

10 Oct 2006

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  • Original Release Date: 14 Oct 2003
  • Label: CMH Records
  • Copyright: 2003 CMH Records
  • Total Length: 47:21
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  • ASIN: B001RR2ML0
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,612 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Ms. D. Smith on 13 Aug 2004
Format: Audio CD
Ecky-thump - who would of thought it, eh? A yee-ha, plinky-plonky version of the great ica of Metall's œuvre!! It works. Surprisingly well, and unsurprisingly, given James Hetfield's fondness of counntry music. The slowies of course match the banjo very well, but it is when you hear the harder songs such as Ride the Lightning and Enter Sandman that you realise how good these guys really are. Being such as complex song in the original, 'One' does struggle a tad to keep up with the rest. I bought this in the US and I am pleased that it is available here. I would recommend this to any fan of Metallica, or Rock in general as a means of showing that Metal songs are transferable and not just the domain of tatooed grebs! Your mum would like this!! One question - when is the Motörhead Fade to Bluegrass coming out?
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mr. A. Spice on 25 Nov 2006
Format: Audio CD
I am a huge Metallica fan and i am always on the look out for new stuff aswell as the odd bit. these titles are the odd bit. Along with apolaclipca ( the four cello stuff ) these are cracking.never really heard of bluegrass before and bought these just to try them out. within seconds of putting them on and not really knowing what was going to happen i was grinning like a mad man. every track just kept getting better. this is real foot taping stuff. all the covers are done with a unique style and with respect to the original that it deserves.my 3yr old girl wont stop dancing to it and even my wife ( who hates Metallica ) even smiles. just buy them and within minuets you to will be smiling, foot tapping and blowing across your beer bottle in time with the bass lines. buy both because you'll be sorry to miss out on the other.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mr. W. E. Ward on 5 Mar 2005
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A fantastic album!!! Hero of the Day is certainly the number 1 track on the album. However, there really isn't a bad track on the album. The second half is weaker than the first, but what a first half!! I love it.
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Amazon.com: 47 reviews
46 of 46 people found the following review helpful
*plunk, plunk* Mama they try and break me... *plunk, plunk* 29 July 2004
By Phil Keeling - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I sampled this album at a music store and laughed my butt off.

"What in the world could have convinced these guys to make this album?" I howled.

"It's so plunky and funny-sounding," I continued.

"It's so funny... it's.... it's..." I muttered. "..it's actually REALLY good."

And it is. Bear in mind, I'm a big fan of Metallica *and* bluegrass, so tinny, plucking banjos appeals to me to begin with. I'd recommend that the average metalhead give this a sample or two before splurging on the whole album- I'm not sure you wouldn't like it. From beginning to end, the album is fun and the musicians (Iron Horse) are very talented. Their vocal harmonies are ridiculously tight- this is what sold me, as I'm a sucker for good harmonies. This is not for everyone, which is why I'm giving it four stars only- I'm not guessing it will appeal to all of you, which is alright. But don't be afraid to at least give it a quick listen. Check out Amazon's listening samples and see if you like it. Odds are if you even think it's just "okay", you'll find yourself addicted in no time. Check out "Hero Of the Day"- wonderfully transcribed- it gives you goosebumps. "Fuel" just makes you laugh out loud- oftentimes for the wrong reasons, unfortunately- but it was a hell of an effort.

You have to take this album for what it's worth, as well. These guys are not trying to replace Metallica- Metallica is unreplaceable, as we all know. These guys are simply taking something really good and giving it their own spin, thereby giving you a chance to enjoy great songs in many different ways and levels.

1- Unforgiven- 4/5

2- Nothing Else Matters- 5/5

3- Enter Sandman- 3/5

4- Hero of the Day- 5/5 (#1 song of the album)

5- Fade to Black- 4/5

6- One- 5/5

7- Ride the Lightning- 4/5

8- Wherever I May Roam- 4/5

9- Fuel- 2/5

10- Four Horsemen- 4/5
18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
Not for the Metalhead Stuck in the '90s 12 Jan 2004
By Rome - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Simply put, I am a veteran metalhead. A big fan of the Bay Area Thrash scene that once existed with the likes of Testament and Exodus, and the British metal sounds of Iron Maiden. As a hardcore-old-Metallica fan, my first reaction to "Fade to Bluegrass" was to chuckle with incredulity. How in the heck did these guys pull this off?!
As I listened further though, I grew to appreciate not only the musicianship of Iron Horse, but their sheer accuracy in capturing the Metallica tunes. It's evident that they learned to play the songs in the original metal style, because as a musician myself, I know that it's difficult to play a cover song in a wholly different genre unless one can play the song in its original form. One must learn the rules before one can bend them without breaking them.
The intricacies of the guitar leads are captured and adjusted to fit into the bluegrass style and instruments. A Kirk Hammett solo on an acoustic guitar with the traditional James Hetfield chunky-riffs on banjo? Unheard of! Until now, that is. 3- and 4-part vocal harmonies lend a different kind of power to the songs, and they pay tribute to the spirit of songs like "Unforgiven" and "Nothing Else Matters."
On the flip side, this will be where my "metal snob" voice comes in. The newer Metallica songs (Black Album and onward) fit beautifully into the bluegrass style. However, the older songs like "Ride the Lightning" and "One" don't fit quite as comfortably into bluegrass. Iron Horse did an admirable job of covering them, but the songwriting itself coming from the early to mid-'80s wasn't exactly counting on the more fluid style of bluegrass.
Not to say these songs sounded bad. Rather, it is to say that these songs weren't AS powerful as "Unforgiven" or "Hero of the Day", for example.
For the metalheads who absolutely refuse to move past the E5 power chord and the double-bass triplets, this album is not for you. For those with minds more open to other musical styles, give the song clips a listen.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
I was skeptical... 17 Oct 2003
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Hey, I'm a Metallica fan from way back and not much into bluegrass, so when I heard about this CD on the radio I assumed it was crap. But they played Enter Sandman and I realized that I had to buy it. The bluegrass band is not goofy. They play the songs with the intensity they deserve. It is a whole new way to listen to one of my favorite bands. I am going to buy a bunch of these for Xmas presents!
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Surprisingly good match 10 Jan 2004
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I'm a bluegrass fan and an old Metallica fan. When I first heard tracks from this album, I was surprised at how well the bluegrass sound fit Metallica so I bought the album. The album is quite good with one exception -- there aren't any fiddles. There's nothing like a long, drawn-out violin note to evoke the same raw emotion that is Metallica.
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
An acquired taste. 3 Feb 2004
By Bilbo Baggins - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
First off, this is NOT a metal album. With that in mind, it helps to at least be able to tolerate bluegrass music. I have an advantage beacause I live in Kentucky, the bluegrass capitol of the world. My family listens to bluegrass all the time so I have come to tolerate it and even enjoy it from time to time. Thus, I was able to appreciate it for what it was; bluegrass music and not bag it for what it wasn't. Buy if you are interested in a different take on Metallica but if you hate bluegrass music then this won't change your mind.
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