Metallica and Slipknot are two of the biggest bands in metal. But what happens when you put them together? No, not on a concert poster — on the same song! A YouTuber has reimagined what it would be like if Slipknot wrote “Enter Sandman” and the results are devastating.
Pete Cottrell, whose YouTube page is full of natural curiosities – performances such as a song or riff in the style of many bands, challenges such as playing riffs with one finger and more.
In his latest video, posted Jan. 22, Cottrell briefly contrasts the stylistic differences between Metallica and Slipknot, then begins to explain some of the key elements that helped him turn Metallica’s biggest hit into something that most metalheads would recognize as resembling Slipknot.
First, he tuned from E to B to make it “darker and more menacing”, and moved the tempo from around 120 bpm (beats per minute) to around 190 bpm to bring it up to intensity. more usual of Slipknot. With the setting and tempo out of the way, Cottrell turned to what he dubbed “Joey’s rhythm”, and explained the drum pattern the late Joey Jordison was known for in Slipknot and how he played it. incorporated into this reinvented track.
There was also the question of what kind of Slipknot-style chorus to go with – fast and gritty or more melodic. In the end, Cottrell opted to go rough and added more textbook Slipknot textures to help drive the point home.
Listen to “Enter Sandman” in Metallica style directly below and follow Pete Cottrell on YouTube.
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