It’s always sweet to see families coming together and supporting one another in their creative endeavors. Even better is when relatives show their love and appreciation of one another through guttural screams and furious blastbeats. Which is why it’s so wonderful that a three-piece band has shown America the true meaning of family by performing a furious death metal cover of Smash Mouth’s All Star on Nickelodeon.
The band in question is The Harris 3, who raged through their cover of Shrek’s favorite outhouse listening on the TV show America’s Most Musical Family. The trio, originally called Mommy’s Lil Monsterz but renamed for the performance, is made up of father Jason Harris on guitar, his 14-year-old son Ashton on drums, and his 11-year-old son Trent on lead vocals. The band blazed through their cover of All Star to the delight and slight befuddlement of the judges.
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“I’ve never seen death metal, ever,” said YouTube star David Dobrik, “like, ever. And Trent, I am so glad that you are the one who introduced it to me. Because that was a ride — that was so much fun.”
“No-one has been up here, bringing the style that you just brought,” said Ciara, “so Trent, when you opened up your voice and you went to the low end of your voice — to have that full sound at your age is crazy.”
Watch footage of the performance here:
According to MetalSucks, Mommy’s Lil Monsterz are currently working on their debut album titled Welcome To The MetalFam. So if Trent’s vicious rasps got you excited for more, you can keep up with the band on their Facebook page.
One can’t help but wonder if Billy Corgan will see this and be jealous. According to a recent AMA he did on Instagram, the Smashing Pumpkins were originally offered the song for the end credits of the original Shrek. That could’ve been his song up there, being shrieked to children across the country!
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