Top songs: Papa Roach claim No.1 spot in our latest Tracks Of The Week poll
3. Metallica – When A Blind Man Cries Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich says: “I have a list of songs in my head that Metallica should play before we split up our die… and When A Blind Man Cries has always been one of them.” Well, the band have more than done the Deep Purple classic justice. With supremely commanding vocals from James Hetfield and outstanding guitaring from Kirk Hammett, this is, above all, a respectful rendition. Even so, the mournful feel of the original has been replaced by oodles of intensity – but that’s just fine by us. Get your Tribute To Machine Head Fanpack here.
4. Steel Trees – Stoner Zombie Killer Kids This is taken from Steel Trees’ just-released debut album, Attack Of The Zombie Killer Kids. The band’s rising live reputation has already led to the three-piece pounding the road in support of Dinosaur Jr, Turbowolf, Dinosaur Pile Up and Qemists over the last year. Stoner Zombie Killer Kids is available to download for free from www.steeltrees.co.uk now (email sign-up required). While you’re there you can also grab another of their tracks for free, called Deathbed Head Smash.
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