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Bloke's cover of Metallica's ‘Master of Puppets’ in the style of Slipknot goes viral

This dude is friggin insaaane.

A geezer on YouTube has merged two of metal’s greatest bands into one glorious piece of music. 

Devin Taylor, who goes by Fountane on Youtube, recreated Metallica’s all-time tune ‘Master of Puppets’ as if Slipknot had made it, and the result is absolutely killer. 

Check it out below. 

Sheeesh, check out the talent on that bloke. Not only is he shredding the guitar in perfect Slipknot fashion, but he’s also more than handy with the drumsticks. 

Devin seems like a humble man, having posted the remake to his TikTok with the caption: “If Slipknot wrote 'Master of Puppets' it’d be better than this, but here’s my take”.

The Tiktok’s gone viral since it came out a couple of weeks ago, with almost 2 million views and over 200,000 likes. Well deserved mate. 

Loads of the comments were begging for a full version. 

“Um, this needs a full version, with vocals!!!!” said one. 

“We, the people, need a full-length cover please and thank you,” said another. 

‘Master of Puppets’ has seen a resurgence in popularity this year after it played a big role in the finale of the hit Netflix show ‘Stranger Things’. The song was used to distract a bunch of demon bats so the good guys could save the world. That’s a pretty badass way to use a song. 

The legendary band shared the scene on Instagram, saying they were hyped to have their song used in such a way and were astounded with how the final product came out.

“The way The Duffer Brothers [creators of Stranger Things] have incorporated music into Stranger Things has always been next level,” they wrote. 

“So we were beyond psyched for them to not only include ‘Master of Puppets’ in the show, but to have such a pivotal scene built around it.”

“We were all stoked to see the final result and we did we were extremely blown away… it’s so extremely well done.”

Metallic and Slipknot have absolutely smashed it over the years on our Rock 1000/1500/2000 Countdown. 

Voting has closed for this year, but the countdown kicks off on Monday, September 5. Keep track of it here.