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7 October 2019, 14:08 | Updated: 8 October 2019, 12:19
Slipknot on the violin? Yep, it really works – watch this talented young violinist’s rendition of Slipknot’s nu-metal track.
In the video (watch above), we see the Singapore-based musician lift up her violin, ready to rock out to the nu-metal track – which featured as the lead single on Slipknot’s recent album, We Are Not Your Kind.
Then, we hear jarring staccato notes and an eerie-sounding glissando – leading us perfectly to Corey Taylor’s angst-ridden vocals.
Broken arpeggios and speedy scalic runs give the piece a sense of urgency, while the song’s B minor key lends itself well to bitter lyrics.
In the caption to her Instagram post, she says: “Composing all the violin parts was pretty taxing yet fulfilling.😂”
It’s not the first time we’ve seen a classical-metal crossover lately – could there be a new trend emerging in the classical world?
Talented Greek cellist, SugarCello, also treated us to a terrifying good version of Slipknot’s ‘The Devil in I’, earning him thousands of fans overnight:
In her YouTube bio, M Drako describes herself as: ‘a Strings Club reject messing around on youtube instead’, and has shared several other classical-metal covers – including hit tracks by ‘Lamb of God’ and ‘Avenged Sevenfold’.
Despite her affinity towards nu-metal, it would seem the young string enthusiast also has a much softer side and encourages her fans to donate money to Singapore’s animal charity, Animal Lovers League.