Nu metal floor-filler Down With The Sickness gets mashed up with a cat, because The Internet

A montage of the TikTok kitten and disturbed artwork
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Every so often, the stranger side of the internet rears its head, resulting in absurd yet hilarious creations. Now, in a new viral TikTok, both those boxes have been ticked thanks to the platform's quick-thinking users. Two worlds collide as metal and cat lovers of the web join forces to create this hilarious medley of Disturbed’s Down With The Sickness, featuring the calls of a hungry kitten.

What was once a simple, yet adorable, TikTok clip of an owner questioning her cat, Storky, on whether it’s time for supper, got a remix when user Jalen Amend (@the_jaybird379) highlighted that the meows mimicked David Draiman's famous staccato in the intro of Disturbed’s nu-metal floor-filler Down With The Sickness. Calling out to the more tech-savvy Tik-tokkers, Jalen requested for the sounds to be mixed together.

“I know I don't got a lot of followers," he says, "but if someone could make that cat sound to Down With the Sickness – that 'wah-ah-ah-ah' – that'd be great. Tag me in it."

His request was soon answered by Wyatt (@fly_wy) who excitedly accepted the challenge. "[I] fuckin' like the way you think," he says. "Consider it done." He then re-shares the original video followed by footage of him tinkering away behind his laptop. On completion, Wyatt headbangs over a screenshot of the Disturbed's The Sickness album. 

The mashup has even made its way onto Disturbed’s radar, who shared the video across their social media outlets. Check it out below.

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😂🤘 @the_jaybird379 @fly_wy @storkythecat 😂🤘 @the_jaybird379 @fly_wy @storkythecat ##disturbed ##downwiththesickness ##thesickness ##stitch ##epic

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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.