By way of traditional steel songs, there are few with as a lot crossover attraction as Metallica’s “Enter Sandman.” The tune’s driving guitar riff is all however assured to make an viewers bang their heads, whether or not they’re steel followers or not. However what would it not sound like if this Black Album hit have been reinterpreted to attraction to followers of different genres? Would it not sound like sizzling rubbish or would it not the power of the tune writing prevail?
The reply, because it seems, is a little bit of each. In a brand new video from Music Is Win, a YouTube channel devoted to analyzing and having enjoyable with completely different types of guitar enjoying, we get an opportunity to listen to what “Enter Sandman” would sound like as a triumphant pop punk tune, a whammy-laden funk tune, a clean jazz ballad, and extra. For probably the most half, these interpretations work surprisingly nicely. The harmonic basis that Metallica laid down is sufficient to carry even probably the most tenuously outlined genres like “indie” and “instrumental rock.” In the case of genres like “techno” and “hip-hop,” we begin to lose the thread of what truly makes this tune pleasurable. However these failings might need much less to do with the flexibility of “Enter Sandman” and extra to do with the video maker’s lack of awareness of these musical genres within the first place (one thing that’s clarified by his selection of costumes).
As a particular deal with, after surviving this musical onslaught, the video rewards viewers with an appropriately steel rendition of the tune as it’s meant to be performed. This phase additionally appears to double as an commercial for Kirk Hammett’s Cry Child Wah pedal, which you’ll be able to presumably buy and use to transpose Metallica’s whole discography into ska.