Last Caress/Green Hell

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"Last Caress/Green Hell"
Song by Metallica
from the album The $5.98 E.P.: Garage Days Re-Revisited, Garage Inc.
ReleasedOctober 1987
RecordedA & M and Conway Studios, LA July, 1987
GenreCrossover thrash
Songwriter(s)Glenn Danzig

"Last Caress/Green Hell" is Metallica's 1987 cover version of the Misfits songs "Last Caress" and "Green Hell", released on Metallica's The $5.98 E.P.: Garage Days Re-Revisited E.P. and 5th on Disc 2 on Metallica's 8th album, 1998's Garage Inc. album.


Near the end of the song, the intro for Iron Maiden's "Run to the Hills" can be heard, deliberately out of key. Though released in an EP format, the song continues to appear on Metallica set lists to this day.

Cliff Burton originally got Metallica into the Misfits. While driving, Burton would commandeer the tape player and play the Misfits non stop. Eventually, the rest of Metallica got into the band.[1]


As an EP, it reached number 28 on the Billboard 200 albums chart in the U.S. and number 27 on the UK Albums Chart.