Vocalist John Henry from the American heavy metal band Darkest Hour recently fronted a brand-new cover of Metallica’s “Battery.” Recorded for this April’s edition of Metal Injection‘s monthly “Slay At Home” concert series, this cover finds Henry joined by Andy Gillion of Mors Principium Est, Killian Duarte of Scale The Summit and Frank Godla of Meek Is Murder.
“Battery” was first released as the thunderous first track off Metallica’s perennial 1986 album Master Of Puppets. On the digital re-release of the record, a live version of the track taken from a show in Chicago is included on the back end of the record.
For Henry and company’s cover, the turbulent drive and electric energy is all still evident throughout their performance. Although the artists made this piece separated miles from one another, a pervading live feel still comes through the stitched together collaboration.
For more from Darkest Hour, check out their involvement with a cover of Ozzy Osbourne’s “Over The Mountain.” For more from Metallica, check out band member James Hetfield’s wariness toward the COVID-19 vaccine.