Metallica Accussed of Stealing "One" from Dark Angel's "Darkness Descends"

January 7, 2019

For decades, Led Zeppelin was tied to allegations of stealing guitar riffs from "Taurus" from Spirit and putting them in "Stairway to Heaven." It went so far that they ended up taking it to court where Led Zeppelin was found "not guilty" of copyright infringement.

Now Metallica is the latest band to get roped in to a similar debate where their hit song "One" is accussed of lifting one of its guitar/drum parts from "Darkness Descent" by Dark Angel.

The part in particular that Metallica is accussed of stealing was the rapid-fire kick drum/guitar pairing that was meant to replicate firing bursts of a machine gun.

Listen to both songs below and see what you think!