The Chats have put their pub-punk spin on Metallica‘s classic ‘Holier Than Thou’ as part of The Metallica Blacklist, the massive 53-track covers compilation paying tribute to the metal icons’ self-titled 1991 record.
As far as their arrangement, the band stay relatively faithful to the trashing original, with frontman Eamon Sandwith giving his best Hetfield impression. That said, there’s some notable Chats energy blistering throughout, particularly with Sandwith’s distinctive inflection sneaking in.
The Metallica Blacklist arrived on Friday, and featured an enormous smorgasbord of artists paying tribute to the band. The compilation had previously been previewed with contributions by the likes of Miley Cyrus, St. Vincent, Rina Sawayama, IDLES, Phoebe Bridgers and Biffy Clyro.
Listen to The Chats’ version of ‘Holier Than Thou’ below, and stream The Metallica Blacklist in its entirety here.