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Imagine if Slayer wrote 'Beat It'

A talented Finnish YouTuber and multi-instrumentalist named Otu Suurmunne has created a remarkable mash-up. It could ease the heartache for those who miss the legendary thrash metal band Slayer.

Slayer fans can smile with Otu Suurmunne's thrash metal version of Michael Jackson's "Beat It." The original recording of "Beat It" features Toto's Steve Lukather and a scorching solo by the late Eddie Van Halen. Otu Suurmunne is no stranger to creating exceptional covers of popular songs, having previously gifted the rock world with accurate renditions of Alice in Chains performing Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up" and System of a Down reconstructing Aqua's "Barbie Girl."

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His version of "Beat It" is nothing short of amazing and would definitely make Slayer fans proud. Otu Suurmunne's guitar tone, production, and delivery capture the intensity of Slayer's 1986 masterpiece "Reign in Blood." The song also incorporates the ominous riff of the title track from Slayer's 1988 follow-up album "South of Heaven," demonstrating Otu's musical knowledge and reverence for the genre.

In a recent interview with Metal Hammer Slayer's Kerry King spoke about Slayer's final tour “Every one of those shows was a bummer!” said King of their final tour. “We were going to all these places and all these cities where we have all this history. It’s a bummer to think, ‘I’m not gonna see my friends there again.’ You’d get to that country and know you were going to see these people, and you’d see them yearly. I haven’t seen them now in three years! That sucks! And the fans, too. Slayer means a lot to our fans, and they mean a lot to us."

“I know I will see these people again, but no Slayer leaves a big hole for a lot of people.”

In conclusion, Otu Suurmunne's mash-up of Michael Jackson's "Beat It" and Slayer is a must-listen for anyone who appreciates thrash metal and its legacy. This incredible tribute to both artists is sure to temporarily fill the Slayer-shaped hole in the hearts of metal fans everywhere.

If Slayer wrote 'Beat It'
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