IDLES have shared a punky new cover of Metallica’s “The God That Failed.”
The Bristol punks added their own twist to the 1991 track. Produced by IDLES’ lead guitarist Mark Bowen, the cover arrives as part of the 52-track tribute album, The Metallica Blacklist.
Of course, IDLES rip through the single with their distinctive rowdy sound. Frontman Joe Talbot brings his distinctive growl atop driven guitars and unbelievable drum lines. This is “The God That Failed” like you’ve never heard it before, and it truly feels like an IDLES original.
Listen to IDLES’ cover of “The God That Failed” below.
The Metallica Blacklist is a fundraiser for Metallica’s All Within My Hands and a charity of the contributing artists’ choice. It’s out on September 10th and will be full of covers from huge artists.
So far, we’ve gotten Metallica covers from Phoebe Bridgers, Weezer, St. Vincent, and Miley Cyrus. In addition to today’s cover of “The God That Failed,” you can expect covers from Mac Demarco, Rina Sawayama, PUP, and more!
The Metallica Blacklist will be released alongside a 30th anniversary reissue of their 1991 self-titled album. The forthcoming deluxe box set will feature a 2xLP, a picture disc, three live LPS, 14 CDs, six DVDs, a hardcover book, and more. The Metallica Blacklist is an expansive 53-track covers album that will benefit a whole slew of charities.
Pre-order Blacklist and check out the full tracklist here.