Again - that's a headline we never thought we'd write.
Mongolian metal band The Hu have dropped a cover of Metallica's iconic Sad But True, using traditional Mongolian instrumentation along with their signature style of throat singing. Nice.
It starts off sounding similar to the original, until the lyrics kick in - and that's when you know it's on.
In an article from NME, The Hu's Gala said:
Like millions of people around the world, Metallica has been a huge influence and inspiration for us as music fans and musicians.
We admire their 40 years of relentless touring and the timeless, unique music they have created. It is a great honour to show them our respect and gratitude by recording a version of ‘Sad But True’ in our language and in the style of The Hu.
The cover has picked up quite a bit of traction over the last few days, including getting a shout out from Metallica itself - who shared the video on their socials along with the caption SAD BUT HU!
Give it a blast and see what it does for ya. Hu knows, this just might be the song that gets you b-deep in Mongolian metal.
Feel like thrashing the original? Here's Metallica's Sad But True below.