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Watch Metallica's St.Anger snare drum become a metalhead's sleep paralysis demon in this hilarious TikTok video

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Sleep paralysis is a peculiar night-time phenomenon that has a knack for pairing its victim with their darkest fears. Whether it be a sinister bogeyman or a blackened apparition, in an hilarious TikTok video, this comedian/metalhead reveals his sleep paralysis demon to take a somewhat less conventional form.

Courtesy of extreme metal band Raised By Owls, who proclaim to make “stupid comedy videos and terrible music”, drummer Lee Deane depicts a moment all too familiar for the common metalhead – being disturbed by the sound of the snare drum on Metallica’s 2003 album St. Anger. In a slightly alternative depiction of this famous shared hatred, Deane is haunted by the drum as it takes the role of his spookiest night time fear.

As he blissfully catches some shut-eye, he’s awoken to the heinous sound. Mimicking the clang of a pitifully empty beer keg, the sharp hair-raising noise continues, as the drum finally takes shape in the corner of his bedroom. As it ultimately spins and floats closer to a panic-stricken Deane, he's soon met by Lars Ulrich’s yowling face. It’s the stuff of nightmares, really, and we’re glad this is just a comedy sketch.

For more witty creations by Raised By Owls, where you’ll find them acting out a variety of comical metal scenes such as “Being the sound engineer for Slipknot in the early 2000s” and “When you see a fellow metalhead in public”, check out their TikTok profile.

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.