Just Discovered the YouTube Death Metal Cover Trend

Maybe it has to be 11:00 p.m. or later – like it is now – for me to find this stuff hilarious.  The fact remains that I am just tickled pink by this whole thing.  A bunch of YouTubers seem to enjoy taking old videos of pop hits and overdubbing them with death metal versions of the songs.  While it may sound like something that would get boring in a hurry (especially for a middle aged woman who does not listen to death metal), I’ve gotta say:  When done well, this is truly an art form. (Warning:  The comments sections of these video pages are littered with profanity.)

Submitted for your approval:  Michael Jackson’s “Beat It,” covered by Italian band “Raintime.”  The audio doesn’t always match the video, but that’s hardly the point:

Like that?  I placed it first because it was the most listenable track I found.  Now, how about Britney Spears’ covered by “Ten Masked Men.”  I just could not stop laughing watching this.  It’s 11:09 now.  Maybe that’s why.  Or, maybe it’s really just funny as all getout:

These are the only two I found that were good enough to post here.  There are more, including several attempts to cover Tay Zonday’s “Chocolate Rain,” death metal style.  All of those failed miserably, making me wonder why so many people thought it would be a good idea to try.  See, now?  It’s 11:22 and I seem to be coming to my senses!  What did you think?

Job 37:17 Why are your garments hot, When He quiets the earth by the south wind? 18 With Him, have you spread out the skies, Strong as a cast metal mirror? 19 “Teach us what we should say to Him, For we can prepare nothing because of the darkness. 20 Should He be told that I wish to speak? If a man were to speak, surely he would be swallowed up.

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