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Welcome to the jungle: This howler monkey growling over heavy riffs could be the future of metal, maybe

Andre Antunes and howler monkey
(Image credit: Andre Antunes)

In the wild, there's a breed of primate known as a howler monkey which has an affinity for causing a bit of a racket. If you hadn't already guessed, these furry fellows are known for their extraordinarily loud howls, which have led them to be considered one of the loudest animals to walk on land. It was, perhaps, inevitable then that one day these noble beasts would encounter heavy metal... 

A new video from axe-slinging maverick Andre Antunes reveals the previously-untapped potential of the howler monkey, with a short track that sees the guitarist riffing along to what these critters do best. As the monkey howls, the guttural, demonic bellows of Cannibal Corpse's lead vocalist George Fisher springs to mind, which leads us to the very entertaining comment underneath the creation which says "Corpsegrinder has been real quiet since this dropped". 

Although the monkey's vocal abilities are impressive, we've also got to take a moment to applaud Antunes' guitar skills, which are also pretty formidable. As he provides monstrously weighty riffs against the ungodly calls of the deafening primate, we're gifted with a slice of some seriously tasty death metal. And what could be better?

Within Antune’s other videos, you can find the guitarist riffing along to a medley of soundbites courtesy of furious middle-aged women known as "Karens", Navy sergeants, overly enthusiastic Church pastors and Yoko Ono.

Check out the video below:

Elizabeth Scarlett

Elizabeth (Lizzie) works on keeping the Louder sites up to date with the latest news from the world of rock and metal. When not writing, she enjoys music design and reading about rock’n’roll history, art and magic.