Following Cliff Burton
's death, Metallica
took some time off and initiated new bassist Jason Newsted
with a raw, unpolished EP of covers originally recorded by Diamond Head
, Killing Joke
, and the Misfits
. Most fit the band's style quite well; only "Last Caress" sounds out of place, as the original seemed looser and more dangerous. As a showcase for some strong metal riffs and material by mostly underground bands, the EP works quite well.