Metallica in the style of King Diamond is the stuff your nightmares are made of

Denis Pauna
(Image credit: Denis Pauna)

If you thought the whole schtick of a metal song being redone in the style of a another metal artist was getting a little tiring, we're here to remind you that you're most definitely wrong.

Denis Pauna, the mastermind behind many of the internet's most creative metal mash-ups is back with a new concoction – and it's a hot, steaming brew of gothic goodness. 

Taking the bones of Metallica's gargantuan classic Master Of Puppets, Pauna plays the track in the style of shock rocker King Diamond.

Inspired by King Diamond/Mercyful Fate's albums Melissa and Don't Break The Oath albums, Pauna rehashes the thrash hit and incorporates screeching falsetto vocals, fiendish riffs and of course, a lick of corpse paint plastered across his face.

Listen to the cover below:

Liz works on keeping the Louder sites up to date with the latest news from the world of rock and metal. Prior to joining Louder as a full time staff writer, she completed a Diploma with the National Council for the Training of Journalists and received a First Class Honours Degree in Popular Music Journalism. She enjoys writing about anything from neo-glam rock to stoner, doom and progressive metal, and loves celebrating women in music. '10 bands that rip off Black Sabbath but get away with it' is her favourite article she's written with Louder so far. When not writing, Liz enjoys various creative endeavours such as graphic design, as well as reading about rock’n’roll history, art and magic.