Metallica Used The Same Guitar Solo Section For Two Different Songs Without Even Realizing It

The iconic band Metallica has been active in the metal scene for four decades and is often credited for contributing to the improvement of thrash and heavy metal. However, it seems like the band has created so many songs that they didn’t realize they used the same solo in two different songs in 2008 and 2016.

Metallica was founded in 1981 by James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich, and aside from their long career, Metallica is also known for its big and devoted fan base. Metallica started having a growing fan base, initially in the underground music community, with the release of its first five albums. To this day, the band’s third album, Master of Puppets is considered to be one of the most influential and heavy albums in thrash metal history.

They released their self-titled fifth studio album (or The Black Album) in 1991, and that was the band’s first heavy metal album, after four thrash metal records, and it appealed to a more mainstream audience. It achieved great commercial success, sold over 16 million copies in the US, and came to be known as the best-selling album of that era.

To this day, Metallica has released ten studio albums, the latest one being Hardwired… to Self-Destruct in 2016. The fact that the band has had such a long and flourishing career also has its downsides though, especially for a band with such a big fan base that picks up on every little detail when it comes to their favorite band.

The YouTuber Andriy Vasylenko recently spotted that Metallica used the same solo twice in their career without realizing it. In the recording of ‘Suicide & Redemption‘ which was featured in the band’s ninth studio album Death Magnetic (2008), Lars Ulrich told Kirk Hammett that he loved the solo that he’s playing.

Eight years later, in 2016, in the music video of ‘Atlas, Rise!’ which was featured in the band’s most recent album Hardwired… to Self-Destruct, Kirk Hammett is seen playing his solos for the track and there appears to be this one sound that Lars Ulrich just loved and insisted that Hammett play it on this song. Well, it was the same solo he had loved so much eight years ago.

You can check out the solos in ‘Suicide & Redemption’ (06:48) and ‘Atlas, Rise!’ (3:54) below.