Siqq Metal Mash Ups on YouTube
Metallica does the Macarena, Michael Jackson Reigns Blood and moooarrrr!!!
Youtube, that foul and untamable beast has done it again. Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: You’re minding your own business, doing your usual youtube business and you have the audacity to focus your gaze on that algorithmic, life draining side bar. All the indications are that you should not go down that road, but you have no cares, no morals, no self esteem, no nothing and above all else, nothing better to do. You find yourself clicking one vid after another and others on repeat. Should you choose to watch any of these selections from Mash Master Petr Gorst, you might find yourself sharing this with a loved one and getting all sympatico n’ shit. What follows are some really great combos of your favorite metal songs mixed with maybe your not so favorite pop songs. And the rub is that you are going to find yourself liking these interpretations to the point where you are going to have a hard time admitting it to your peers. It’s OK, we’re all friends here. No one is going to judge you harshly for hearing some of your favorite metal songs combined with pop songs. Enough with the small talk, let’s get to it.
You all love your Metallica up to a certain point. That certain point for this guy is the classic ..And Justice For All album. I don’t think that anyone could have imagined the 80’s hit, “The Look” by Roxette making sex with AJFA opener, “Blackened”, but this mash up is fully realized and believe it or not, preserves the solos.
This one is odd, but it turns out that this was my introduction to these mash ups and I clicked on it because of the absurd title of “Master of Macarena” and never looked back. I’ll leave it at that and speak no more of this one.
Awwwww yeah, you all love yourselves some Slayer. The classic Slayer at least. How do you feel about puttin’ some Michael Jackson in your Slayer? You probably never imagined you would hear the King of Pop jukin’ and jivin’ over “Reigning Blood”. It starts off a little awkward, but starts to come together very shortly after.
You may not be convinced. That’s OK, you are about to be. “War Ensemble” is a well regarded Slayer song from their discography. How about givin’ that ensemble some Charlie XCX? Come get yourself some “Boom, clap, war ensemble”. Once again, the pop version of the song is more upfront, but the solos are preserved. This may be the best of the bunch.
You may or may not love yourself some Megalyfe. They had that one hot MTV single for a week, “Symphonies of Destruction”. This might be the original version and it was originally intended for the soundtrack of the film, The Fifth Element starring Bruce Willis. Who knows, David Mustaine may never tell. It’s hard to tell if that chorus is serious or satirical.
So apparently Metallica’s “One” pairs well with Russian pop. Who knew?
Iron Maiden Meets Nirvana
Iron Maiden’s “The Trooper” meets Nirvana’s “Lithium”. That’s the long and short of it. You will not be disappointed.
How About Some Carcass, Why Not?
Carcass mixed with Russian pop. If you’ve made it this far then here’s your reward, death metal mixed with Russian pop and again it’s a match.
This is just a small sample of what’s on tap should you decide you want to head down this rabbit hole. And if you haven’t noticed by now, the video editing syncs up nicely with the selections, so that indicates that there was some effort and care expensed here. Go to Petr Gorst’s youtube page if you are so inclined and share your finds in the comments section.
After jotting all this, I discovered the following which are worthy of your attention:
Queen’s “We Will Rock You” doin’ it with Metallica’s “Battery”
Slayer and INSX doin’ the “War Ensemble” (solos again preserved)