This Stylophone Motörhead Cover Is The Sound Of An 8-Bit Mosh Pit
Stylophones might not be the most metal of instruments, but that hasn’t stopped YouTuber maromaro1337 from reinterpreting the likes of Metallica’s Enter Sandman and Black Sabbath’s Paranoid as erratic electronic oddities.
And now the mini-keyboard extraordinaire has turned his gaze to the mighty Motörhead by covering their monster hit Ace Of Spades on no less than six stylophones – including drums, hi-hat and twin guitars.
“I liked this one,” said maromaro1337.” It was simple yet effective. The tempo was a bit fast, but you have to learn your chops. I used some distortion on the bass, because Lemmy would be proud.”
And the result? It’s like a deranged mix of the underwater level on Sonic 2 and the final boss on Streets Of Rage. If you’re too young to understand what that is, it sounds like the best bits of certain early ’90s videogames all mashed together.
It’s nothing short of impressive, even for the fact maromaro1337 did lose their mind perfecting the same repetitive hi-hat beat. The ripping solo is the absolute highlight though, which you should watch below. Seriously, it must have taken hours to get right.
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