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"The Four Horsemen" is the second track on the album. The original song, called "The Mechanix", had different lyrics, and was written by Mustaine during the time when he was in his previous band Panic. After Mustaine was ejected from Metallica, he included it on Megadeth's first album, Killing Is My Business… And Business Is Good!, with the title slightly shortened to just "Mechanix", with the original lyrics, and at a much faster tempo. After he left, Hetfield rewrote the… read more

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Metallica - The Four Horsemen Lyrics


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  • Fucking killer track ❤️ \m/
  • love that solo
  • Sweet Home Alabama [2]
  • A million times better than Mechanix. [14]
  • Sweet Home Alabama
  • never gets old, I'm always happy to hear this when it comes on
  • still great after all these years....
  • A million times better than Mechanix. [12]
  • Mechanix does not win, not even close. It sounds like a clunky, half developed version of this. This is a great song from Metallica's greatest album.

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