The ‘Everything Is Awesome’ Metal Cover Is Another That Probably Shouldn’t Have Happened

By: 09.20.16

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The history of metal bands covering pop songs is a long and sort of silly one, when you think about it, mainly in that the end results are typically treated with disdain by listeners on both ends of the spectrum. Most metalheads typically tend to view these covers as the fame-grabbing, totally not kvlt abominations that they are, and it’s not like pop fans are kept up at night wondering what their favorite songs would sound like with death growls and blast beats thrown into the mix, either.

The latest attempt to cross these diametrically opposed genres comes from Leo Moracchioli, a Norwegian rocker known for his metal and acoustic covers of popular songs which can be found on his YouTube channel, Frog Leap Studios. In either an attempt to cash in on one of the most popular movies of the past few years or simply pay tribute to it, Moracchioli recently uploaded a cover of the smash hit “Everything is Awesome” from 2014’s The Lego Movie.

Combining the relentless enthusiasm of Andrew W.K. with the butt-rock beats of Five Finger Death Punch, Leo’s “Everything is Awesome” cover, with all due respect, is about as pleasing to the senses as a fart-powered harmonica, and joins an ever-growing list of cringe-inducing metal covers that make it increasingly hard for metal fans like myself to show their faces in public (an issue that we already have enough trouble with in the first place). Let’s take a look at a few other examples…

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