"One" was written in November 1987 by Metallica's principal composers James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich. The song was released in 1989 as the third and final single from the album. For the first 17 seconds of the song there are a series of sound effects with a battle theme, an artillery barrage and helicopter are heard and continues slightly over a clean tone guitar intro by Hetfield before Kirk Hammett comes in over the top with a clean-toned solo. The song speeds up after Ulrich's drums come in and continues until each chorus, when the guitars become heavy and distorted before returning to clean. There is a second solo by Hammett halfway through the song, before lyrics cut out and the song gradually gets more heavy and distorted until the machine gun guitar build up (played alongside double bass drums) before the next, often highly praised, guitar solo by Hammett, and a final dual solo by Hammett and Hetfield. The song begins in 4/4 time, and later 3/4 as well as 2/4.
In 1991, James Hetfield told Guitar World that he wrote the song's opening B-G chord change (he miscalls it a modulation) based on an idea prompted by the Venom song "Buried Alive" from their second studio album, Black Metal.
This is my cover of One by Metallica. This is a masterpiece of a song, and I finally got around to making a intro cover of it.
Recorded with Ibanez X Series XP 300 FX
Multi Effect: BOSS GT 100
This is just an amazing piece of music. The composition of this song fits the mood and lyrics perfectly. Lots of time changes happening in this track and a really cool fast paced solo!!!
Been dodging this ONE (see what I did there) for some time because of the pre intro part. It was always very confusing to me and I could never get it right. After some soul searching (internet=soul) and lots of live shows, I realized that those parts are actually really easy to play and figure out if you take out all the reverb, delay etc effects. LOVE this ONE and I hope you guys do too.
This is my cover of by Metallica on the And Justice For All album. I hope you like it.
Anyways hope you all enjoy! Please write a comment below this post enjoy!😊