Metallica's Master Of Puppets is one of the most instantly recognisable metal songs of all time. A universally beloved thrash metal masterpiece, it is an undisputed metal classic that makes metalheads of all ages spontaneously start air-drumming Lars Ulrich's crash hits the second they hear James Hetfield's mighty intro riff. The titular song from a metal monolith's most universal heralded record, its existence has made millions of people happy. It is however not a happy song, or at least it wasn't until now.
Enter YouTube musical maestros Melodicka Bros and their latest hilariously yet appropriately titled upload Metallica - Master Of Puppets (WAY TOO HAPPY COVER wow). The video which can be seen below sees the Melodicka Bros repurpose the thrash metal masterpiece into a high-spirited, playful, pop-inspired arena rock hit complete with horns and actual puppets and more than a little Tobias Forge influence on the vocal.
There's no denying the hookiness of their rendition or the musical abilities of the duo behind it, it'll put a smile on your dial, so don't fight it.
If you dig it, and we absolutely do! Then check out the talented duos other videos, starting with this complicated version of Avril Lavigne's Complicated.
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