Metallica and their timeless track “Master of Puppets” got the pop-punk treatment, for better or worse.
The cover can be heard below and is the work of Todd Barriage. The YouTuber has a habit of covering popular tunes in various genre styles and creating wild mashups. Barriage created an emo cover of “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” from the Disney movie Encanto . Additionally, he created a mashup of Rage Against the Machine’s “Guerrilla Radio” with Will Smith’s “Men in Black.”
The cover of “Master of Puppets” is by no means “bad”; the workmanship is exceptional. However, this is just one of those things that feels really bad. Listen and judge for yourself, but we think you’ll come to the same conclusion.
‘Master of Puppets’ was practically the ‘song of the summer’ of 2022 thanks to its use in the hit Netflix series stranger things. After being heard on the show’s season finale, the track debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 chart 36 years after its initial release.
Metallica then wrapped up their headlining show at Lollapalooza on July 28 with “Master of Puppets” and screened stranger things the character Eddie Munson performing the track on their onstage screens. Metallica has even teamed up with Netflix to create their own Hellfire Club merchandising.
In other words, this summer has been an epic celebration of classic metal.
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Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who knows the label well and is extraordinarily nice.