Last week, some dude was on Quebec’s version of The Voice, and his rendition of Necrophagist’s “Stabwound” actually got him picked to move forward. Louis-Paul Gauvreau returned this past week, and instead of singing German death metal, this week he did a duet on Steppenwolf’s “Born to be Wild.” We prefer Slayer’s cover of the song, but his growls are pretty awesome, in fact, they’re way better than his singing voice. You can’t tell from the clip whether Gauvreau will move on and be featured on the show again, but at least we got to see him sing what could be the first metal song ever on TV with a girl. Why do we call “Born to be Wild” the first metal song? The 1968 song contains the lyric “heavy metal thunder,” which marks the first time that phrase was used in a rock song. He certainly did his best to make it metal, but scroll down to hear Slayer’s take on it.
[Via Metal Injection]