Heavy metal as a genre as we know it today has a relatively short history compared to other styles of music and at the beginning, society as a whole wasn’t too open about it due to the aggressiveness of the music and how its listeners looked like and was frowned upon by many. Today, those barriers are being broken and heavy metal is becoming more popular among the mainstream media and consumer so seeing pop artists paying homage to iconic metal bands isn’t as weird as it used to.
A few months ago, we told you about Canadian dream pop singer Nicole Dollanganger covering one of her favorite artists Type of Negative’s “Christian Woman” and, if you weren’t even familiar with the original song, you could have easily passed it as a common pop song. Now it’s Colorado’s folk/pop group SHEL and they decided to cover one of the most popular metal songs at your karaoke bar, Metallica’s “Enter Sandman.”
It’s hard not to think of the guitar riffs and drumming of the song but we can’t say they did a bad job if we take in consideration it is their own interpretation of the song and not just a carbon copy of the same song being played by some other people. If you don’t like the song, at least you can appreciate the scenery of the music video, which it is amazing on its own.