It is an amusing thought, is not it? St. Anger‘s blunt snare sound has been debated amongst Metallica followers because the album emerged in 2003. Some listeners still find it questionable; Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich continues to defend it. However is the bizarre thwack sufficient to terrorize one’s goals? Apparently so — no less than it’s for Lee Deane of the U.Ok. excessive metallic act Raised by Owls, as he portrays within the side-splitting mini-thriller he shared on his band’s TikTok account final month.
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Within the clip, Deane will get awoken by a loud thud, ultimately revealed to be coming from the St. Anger snare. The frightened musician hides beneath the covers because the drum levitates from its stand, the sound and terror heightening. It is sufficient to make any Metallica lover get up in a chilly sweat.
Certainly, consternation surrounding the snare lives on.
However final 12 months, St. Anger producer Bob Rock stated he was “nice with that [sound],” detailing how studio experimentation led him to recommend to Ulrich the Plexi Ludwig drum answerable for the tone. As Rock remembered, after testing out the snare, Ulrich declared, “That is the sound.”
Deane performs drums in Raised by Owls alongside lead vocalist Sam Fowler, bassist Toby Cope and guitarists Mark Bainbridge and Alex LeGrice. Listeners can hear their work (it resides someplace within the grind- and deathcore vein) at raisedbyowls.bandcamp.com.