I mentioned this one in the comments thread on one of my “Snoop Dogg Does Bluegrass” posts, but since it was sometime back and in the comments, and our readership is much larger now, I think it deserves its own post during “country does non-country” theme week.
Bluegrass band Iron Horse did an entire album of Metallica covers. As the AMG review attests, this doesn’t always work. However, their take on “Unforgiven” is pretty neat–it gives it a real southern gothic sound and it’s the song I always return to on this album. Check it out.