Slayer’s Kerry King Reveals His Favorite Songs by Metallica
In honor of the hugely-anticipated Big 4 Festival in Indio, California, on April 23, Revolver has put out The Big Four special collector’s issue, chronicling the history of thrash metal’s most legendary bands. The magazine is on newsstands now, as well as available online here. While making the issue, we talked to some of the Big Four’s most heralded musicians about their favorite songs from the other bands. Today, Slayer guitarist Kerry King tells us about his favorite Metallica songs.
“Without a doubt, my favorite Metallica song would be ‘Damage, Inc.’ [off 1986’s Master of Puppets]. It just sounds like something I would’ve wrote. [Laughs] I remember when that came out and thinking to myself, Man, I wish I would’ve wrote that riff. I love that song. Also, ‘Battery.’ I love anything that’s just brutal like that. I love it when James [Hetfield] just comes out and belts out his lyrics, James-style. There’s nothing better. It’s awesome.”