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The orchestral reinvention of the "Black Album" ballad is featured in the new Disney movie, Jungle Cruise, and it sounds incredibly different from the original version.
"It was an honor to work with renowned, legendary composer James Newton Howard as we re-imagined the song by performing his arrangement and creating a rendition we like to think is fit for an excursion through the Amazon," Metallica said in a statement.
"The film stars Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt who take the fan favorite ride and transform it to a theatrical adventure," they continued. "Not only are we big fans of Disney, but we couldn't pass up the opportunity to work with Howard, an eight-time Oscar nominee who has been recognized for films such as The Fugitive, Michael Clayton, and The Village."
The song pretty much sounds like if Metallica were joined by an entire symphony. Lars Ulrich's drums sound like they're booming through an opera house, and the mighty guitars are blended with swooning string arrangements.
It's a Disney score version of a Metallica song, but it honestly slaps pretty hard. Listen above via YouTube.