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GHOST Vocalist Thinks METALLICA's "The Thing That Should Not Be" Is "More In Line With Death Metal"

"This is one of Metallica's darker songs, almost more in line with death metal."

Ghost – Sonic Temple Festival 2019
Cardinal Copia of Ghost at Sonic Temple Festival 2019

Ghost is one of the 53 bands that are included in the upcoming Black Album covers compilation. To celebrate, Ghost mastermind Tobias Forge put together a playlist that includes Metallica's "The Thing That Should Not Be".

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In an interview with Apple Music, Forge said the song is "more in line with death metal" and has been a huge inspiration for him over the years.

"This is one of Metallica's darker songs, almost more in line with death metal… Definitely not the norm if you listen to the catalog. It's slightly different in tonality, which makes it stand out and makes it super heavy and evil. Very Lovecraftian lyrics. This song has been a huge inspiration of mine for over 30 years."

The covers compilation, titled The Metallica Blacklis, features 53 artists spanning an range of genres, generations, cultures, continents, and more each covering a song off The Black Album. The artists include Ghost, Kamasi Washington, Miley Cyrus and way more! Pre-orders for The Metallica Blacklist are available here.

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