Phantom Lord (5:00)

Cover of Kill 'Em All

From Kill 'Em All and 67 other releases

“Phantom Lord” is the seventh track. It is written about the war cry of a mythical creature. The track was included on the band’s first demo, “No Life ‘Til Leather”. It is the first Metallica song to include clean melodic guitars into its structure.

The lyrics deal with a mythical battle between heavy metal beasts. The band would often dedicate this song to members of the audience who “were bumping heads and getting their heads bumped too” during their early concerts.

Hetfield’s third band before Metallica was called Phantom Lord.

The band Anthrax recorded a cover of this song as a B-side to their 1998 album, Volume 8: The Threat Is Real. It can be found on the import-single for the song “Inside Out”

Also this song was covered by the german thrash metal band Destruction on their 2000 All Hell Breaks Loose album


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