Larnell Lewis Hears "Enter Sandman" For The First Time

  • Publicado el 27 sep 2022

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  • Drumeo
    Drumeo  Hace un mes +51

    Hang with Larnell every week FOR FREE:

  • Olcayto Cengiz
    Olcayto Cengiz Hace un año +38224

    Not quite sure which is more unbelievable: His extraordinary talent OR the fact that he never heard of Enter Sandman.

    • Connor Jones
      Connor Jones Hace 25 días

      @dio52 it’s surprising because it’s played at every sporting event and is played in the media quite a bit. Everyone knows this song, especially someone who plays music for a living and is an avid listener. He’s obviously heard this before, it’s blasphemous to believe otherwise

    • T2Master01
      T2Master01 Hace 27 días

      @Ezekiel Writer so how did you like it?

    • Cesare
      Cesare Hace 29 días

      Actually the drum playing in the Enter sandman is fairly simple. It's just basic 8-bit drumming. I think it's true that it's the first listening to Larnell and he's also talented drummer.

    • Clint Coop
      Clint Coop Hace un mes

      To busy doing him 💯

    • elasta888
      elasta888 Hace un mes

      That ist really funny 😂👍🏻

  • The Brothers Murph
    The Brothers Murph Hace un mes +1417

    Larnell: "That half time will get ya"
    Me, not a musician, never played drums in my life: "He's right that half time will get ya, people don't realize that."

    • A Rude Panda
      A Rude Panda Hace 2 días +2

      Gotta check those doors and corners, they will get ya

    • Unregistered HyperCam 2
      Unregistered HyperCam 2 Hace 3 días

      @BK we really do live in a society

    • Thorsten Ørts
      Thorsten Ørts Hace 5 días +3

      According to Gloria Estefan the whole Rhythm Is Gonna Get You.

    • Trap Mafia
      Trap Mafia Hace 10 días

      @Jonathan Colson It's not really

    • Will Ward
      Will Ward Hace 19 días +1

      Modern day delusional internal monologue. I share your illness Murph.

  • Marcus Bowen
    Marcus Bowen Hace un mes +575

    Either this guy is a phenomenal musical genius, or he's a fraud and is Metallica's backup drummer. Incredible!

    • Trap Mafia
      Trap Mafia Hace un día

      @Time Rock Orchestra Are sure, Howard Stern said he's the greatest drummer since John Bonham

    • Time Rock Orchestra
      Time Rock Orchestra Hace un día

      Larnell Lewis did a great job here, but Lars is one of the worst Metal drummers in history. Not really hard to equal or surpass him. This is the kind of metal song you learn on drums when you're just starting out.

    • Dylan Edwards
      Dylan Edwards Hace 5 días

      @nahog99 Which is def impressive, but I doubt any of those guys were hearing the songs for the first time ever. I'm not a drummer, so I could be wrong, but I doubt Enter Sandman is particularly tough. Larnell has done this same thing with much harder songs, which is why IMO his skills are especially impressive.

    • Mio Roslund
      Mio Roslund Hace 6 días +1

      Definetly a musical genius, he makes quite a few mistakes. Many parts are not like the original. I found it to be more entertaining to watch than a cover because then he has his own touch on it.

    • Trap Mafia
      Trap Mafia Hace 10 días

      Or 3 Lars isn't that great a drummer

  • scienzchic
    scienzchic Hace un mes +182

    Love when he unassumingly adjusts his glasses, like a professor, while listening, but when playing he is a natural, completely in the pocket!

    • Drew Little
      Drew Little Hace 23 días +2

      I've seen it said about this guy that, "his pockets have pockets." Fuckin' cherce.

    • Luke Warm
      Luke Warm Hace un mes +2

      He put on a good show

  • Larry A
    Larry A Hace 2 meses +766

    In the description to this song the Drumeo states Larnell has "a strong memory". Remembering the 7 item grocery list you just watched blow down the street and going into the store and buying each of those items is strong memory. Recalling almost every strike on a drum set shortly after a first listening of a song of musical style not familiar and doing it like he does it...this is next level memory.

    • Nicholus Yee
      Nicholus Yee Hace un día

      this isn't memory at all. enter sandman, musically, is incredibly basic. there's no time changes, no tempo changes, it's 4/4, 100 BPM front to back. he only has to be aware of tone changes and section transitions. these are all telegraphed in certain ways in pop music. even if they aren't, you just have to count the bars, which is usually in multiples of 4. frankly, he could probably do a decent job of this without having heard it first.

    • boroh
      boroh Hace 4 días

      he's sensational, but rock music has so many patterns and tropes so it's not as outlandish as you think.

    • Michael Chen
      Michael Chen Hace 16 días

      there is a lot he missed

    • Nick Doonan
      Nick Doonan Hace 19 días

      What's even more shocking is when he listened to the song, it didn't even have the drums on it so he's guessing what those strikes are.

    • Josh Hale
      Josh Hale Hace 22 días

      He probably remember my birthday and he doesn’t know who I am.

  • sim6mon
    sim6mon Hace 2 meses +159

    First of all I never imagined 30 years after the release of the black album - there are musicians that never encountered it before. Second of all - Im really glad that he didnt nailed it 100% of the original. He surely brought his own flair into this and it sounds awesome - those bass drum gallops - pure gold! Keep rocking my dudes!

    • Christian Alexander
      Christian Alexander Hace 10 días

      What does race have to do with liking music black people can like rock music too

    • Stream of Consciousness
      Stream of Consciousness Hace un mes +1

      There are a lot bigger albums than the Black Album that you have probably never heard a song off of.
      He's busy making Music and any Music he does listen to in public places would be in his genera or super pop hits that no one can get away from and Oldies in Drug Stores and Malls. More chance that he heard "The Unforgiven" or "Nothing else Matters", even "One" got a little air play and lulls you in and that Video was played a lot.
      I.E. Geddy Lee was asked something about Van Halen in 200X, "I don't know I don't sit around listening to Van Halen all day".

    • sim6mon
      sim6mon Hace un mes

      @RF6051 It goes on in commercial radios. And Metallica's big.

    • JimmyJamesonJnr
      JimmyJamesonJnr Hace un mes +2

      I think he threw it out of respect and 💯 legit

    • RF6051
      RF6051 Hace 2 meses +8

      If he is this good after hearing it one time and then play it, then how awesome would he not be after a week or two? And why would every musician encounter Enter Sandman? If a musician is into jazz, classic or blues, then why would he listen to Metallica?

  • Ashish Rahul
    Ashish Rahul Hace 27 días +96

    There were obviously places where he didn't play from memory, and brought in his own interpretation into his playing, but why do I like it more than the original ? 😂😂😂

    • youngskeletor
      youngskeletor Hace 10 días

      snare sounds WAY better for starters.

    • Darren Z
      Darren Z Hace 15 días +4

      Lots of tasty, musically interesting fills throughout. That's what makes it so good.

    • ebri33
      ebri33 Hace 17 días +3

      @Coug 💀💀💀

    • JustAMoky
      JustAMoky Hace 22 días +6

      @Coug you sir/Mam are damn right

    • Coug
      Coug Hace 22 días +45

      You like it more than the original because he's a far better drummer than Lars.

  • DCnightmonkey
    DCnightmonkey Hace un mes +32

    I am STUNNED. That was an amazing insight into the drums, coming from a HUGE, LIFELONG Metallica FAN, I am impressed at how much of that he got correct, AND the timing was wicked too. He did miss the big one, but he kinda knew it was a tough ask, I was totally thrilled watching Larnell perform that.

  • Jord SX
    Jord SX Hace 2 meses +80

    This guy speaks fluent drums. It’s the equivalent of someone reciting a poem they heard for the first time. Big respec

  • Frog Leap Studios
    Frog Leap Studios Hace un año +4075

    Loved this!

    • Will Wetherington
      Will Wetherington Hace 3 meses

      Hey, Leo!!

    • Oswaldo Bellido
      Oswaldo Bellido Hace un año +1

      Hey Leo! Are you gonna jam with him anytime soon?

    • majorPUFFEN74
      majorPUFFEN74 Hace un año


    • Damien
      Damien Hace un año

      HEY! you're the man!

    • raze
      raze Hace un año +2

      Wow! What is this lol. Is this a foreshadowing of a future collab? 😅

  • Lindsay Bruce
    Lindsay Bruce Hace 2 meses +46

    I've listened to this song thousands of times and tried to play even parts of it with limited success. Larnell hears it once and *absolutely nails it* first shot.
    That's a serious gift he's got.

  • tinferl
    tinferl Hace un mes +70

    I'm 3 minutes in and seeing an expert drummer analyze an iconic song is immensely entertaining. Looking forward to his play of this...

  • Paul Perry
    Paul Perry Hace 2 meses +25

    I have a whole new appreciation for Enter Sandman (which I've heard countless times, a true classic). The way you described the drums as you listened had me noticing this I've never really least not consciously. Fantastic first pass, and even better second. Thoroughly enjoyed your breakdown, mentor moments, and display of percussion prowess!

  • Soshie Opath
    Soshie Opath Hace 2 meses +22

    This is absolutely impressive… he is obviously a musical genius.

  • JasonDrums
    JasonDrums Hace un año +10281

    Larnell Lewis listening to his 100th Metallica song: "still open high hats okay"

    • jckl44
      jckl44 Hace 22 días

      I think about this comment so much haha

    • Aylla
      Aylla Hace 27 días


    • Guruprasad Rokade
      Guruprasad Rokade Hace un mes

      Like a scholar "okay"

    • Michael Smith
      Michael Smith Hace un mes

      Hilarious! 🤣🤘🏻

    • David Barroso
      David Barroso Hace un mes

      “I’m assuming it’s 4/4?” Buddy you don’t even know

  • Simon Brooks
    Simon Brooks Hace 9 días +10

    Larell is so good. Watching him diagnose the song and predict what was going to happen, and what "caught him out" was fascinating and brilliant

  • Tyler Vain
    Tyler Vain Hace 19 días +9

    This was an amazing performance, and I appreciate when he said he would miss that one hit and then he did. The sign of someone who knows what he's doing, beyond the performance itself, is his self awareness.

  • kurejiakuma
    kurejiakuma Hace 2 meses +21

    True definition of memory foam.
    The fact his mind and ears are able to channel out the other instruments to focus solely on the drumming is truly talented.

  • Shyruu
    Shyruu Hace 2 meses +8

    dude hes so FUCKING clean as always man. such a simple tune and he smacks the crap out of the tone. such a real drummer & musician to be able to be so versatile and non snobbish about more sophisticated style like fusion/jazz being "superior" or requiring more skill. respecting all the arts in their own regard

  • Atom Knight
    Atom Knight Hace 9 meses +6940

    "I'll take more volume" is the correct thing to say when listening to Metallica. He really is a natural

    • jonser20Cent
      jonser20Cent Hace un mes

      I was delighted because the headphone volume wasn't loud enough

    • Raustex
      Raustex Hace un mes


    • scienzchic
      scienzchic Hace un mes

      Exactly right!

    • Travis Garcia
      Travis Garcia Hace un mes

      Hahaha fuck yeah!

    • Judge Dredd
      Judge Dredd Hace un mes

      @Written bro I’m black as the night and I’m hip hop through and through but for some reason when I heard the band Death for the first time it just hit me differently. I pull up in my Raptor busting some Death out here in nowhereland Oklahoma and people are just like, “WTF is _this_ guy on?!” Hahahhahahaha

  • raglandpiano
    raglandpiano Hace 2 meses +14

    Hands down the best drum cover of this song I’ve heard. Faithful enough to the original while putting his own touch on it.

  • Felipe Matheus de Souza Santos

    Legends says Larnell was never the same after that day and he is until now playing metal songs and he can't stop it anymore.

  • DevilboyScooby
    DevilboyScooby Hace 2 meses +21

    Honestly I'm amazed he's got through life without hearing it somewhere. It seems like every executive's go-to metal song in TV or commercials 😂

  • Tate Husband
    Tate Husband Hace 2 meses +24

    That was incredible. After 1 listen? That is some serious skill….and love how he ends the video. Larnell, can we tempt you with any Dave Matthews songs? Would LOVE to see you nail those! Great job man!

  • Dad Facts
    Dad Facts Hace un año +3618

    He didnt enjoy the music like we do, he enjoys the arrangement, timing and rhythm. I like cake; he likes flour, sugar and eggs.
    So freakin positive too. Awesome

    • Mkali Hashiki
      Mkali Hashiki Hace un mes

      @Frank "Angry Donkey" Trevis I feel like this is more accurate yes. I play the 6 & 12-string (or rather I did for many years). I’m not a professional musician by any means. When I heard & saw the video of Lyndsey Buckingham doing his live solo of Big Love, I lost my effin mind (I still rewatch it occasionally). I loved the cake as a Fleetwood Mac fan. As a guitarist-however amateur-I’m also really appreciating the eggs, the flour, and the sugar.

    • Destroyerru
      Destroyerru Hace 2 meses

      Say for yourself, sucker. Don't use "we" in the future.

    • P Harris
      P Harris Hace 2 meses

      You said it better than I did. He understands every ingredient which makes any recipe accessible and interesting to him.

    • Evan Amo
      Evan Amo Hace 2 meses +1

      This is a fantastic comment my friend

    • Fuch Goog
      Fuch Goog Hace 3 meses

      He likes how the specific ratios and arrangements of the ingredients effects the output. Your analogy is severely lacking unfortunately.

  • Jake Burden-Stokoe
    Jake Burden-Stokoe Hace 2 meses +14

    This was the first metal song I learned on drums and that was absolutely joyous to watch. I like your ending better!

  • Sleepy I
    Sleepy I Hace 2 meses +12

    That was incredible!
    I can't even remember the words to songs I've heard hundreds of times. How on holy earth do you play that so amazingly after just one listen?!

  • John Finkelnburg
    John Finkelnburg Hace un mes +12

    I believe it wasn't the exact duplicate of Metallica's "Enter Sandman", but I like how his small "improvisations" actually made me like Larnell's version better. My first exposure to Larnell, but man, you have some major talent. Thank you for sharing

  • me Seraphim
    me Seraphim Hace un mes +4

    i love that you can hear the exact moment he starts to get into it and truly feel the groove

  • Sean Householder / The Warrior Song Project

    well, he sorta eased off the pushing feel and made Metallica groovy. I did not expect that to happen. fantastic.

    • Black Belt Jones
      Black Belt Jones Hace un año +1

      Not sure what bauhaus is on about. Metal, to the contrary, is some of the grooviest stuff around.

    • B1lly St0ne
      B1lly St0ne Hace un año

      F***** awesome made ... i mean .. wow .. wtf .. omg .. after the boom to the end .... completely insane ... oh btw 500 likes ;-)

    • Cale Bafile
      Cale Bafile Hace un año

      @studio bauhaus where did I mention anything about jazz metal?

    • Parker Edwards
      Parker Edwards Hace un año

      It's like trying to accurately speak spanish after speaking italian your whole life.

    • Iamhereblossom
      Iamhereblossom Hace un año +2

      I have always enjoyed black Sabbath because I feel like they have a lot of groove for a metal band. Any recommendations for similar metal bands with a groove like this drumming?

  • Louis Padron
    Louis Padron Hace un día

    Watching him digest this is pure gold - stepping up to a song that’s fully written and recorded without you is not easy in any case

  • James Collett
    James Collett Hace un mes +3

    It's a joy to witness this musician absorb, digest and understand the music.

  • Matt Neff
    Matt Neff Hace 2 meses +8

    Dude, nicely done!!!
    You digging Metallica now? Would love to see you jam to Master of Puppets, or Sad but True…

  • lyndawn2
    lyndawn2 Hace 2 meses +13

    One of my husband's favorite songs. I had him listen, and he was floored at your playing.

  • kickstar1
    kickstar1 Hace un año +2545

    Besides being a ferocious drummer, does this guy not seem like the nicest guy ever?

    • JeeYao
      JeeYao Hace 2 meses +1

      @ChezBigwa Was looking for this comment! Haha, thanks!

    • Samy G
      Samy G Hace 3 meses +1

      He has “Cool Teacher” vibes

    • xxffrreeddyyxx
      xxffrreeddyyxx Hace 3 meses

      I thought the exact same thing, I was like , he’s so nice !!

    • Matthias Foo
      Matthias Foo Hace 3 meses

      @Allevo Syndicate the hard truth

    • Jimmy Van Cleaf
      Jimmy Van Cleaf Hace 4 meses +1

      @ChezBigwa I had the same exact thought

  • Bobby Quarantino
    Bobby Quarantino Hace un mes +5

    Love this to bits. Love Larnell's interpretation of Sandman after only hearing it once! Also, love seeing his process of how he breaks down a song! Also, gotta love his appreciation and respect for genres that he's not familiar with!!

  • Links Between Drinks
    Links Between Drinks Hace un mes +3

    Can't be real. You're almost note-perfect and have the time signature nailed. No way! You're too good!

  • Charles Abboud
    Charles Abboud Hace un mes +3

    Larnell is a magician on the drums, gorgeous feel, gorgeous playing and amazing clarity of sound.

  • MrBackwoodss
    MrBackwoodss Hace 2 meses +4

    this kit sounds amazing. whoever tuned them, props to you man. also the mic quality is fireeeeee.

  • tSp289
    tSp289 Hace un año +1603

    There's something just really satisfying about watching people who're really good at what they do.

    • James Cannon
      James Cannon Hace 2 meses

      Agreed! I don't even care what they're good at. Mastery is captivating

    • Nicholas #51
      Nicholas #51 Hace 3 meses

      I agree. I've been watching videos of these SE Asian villagers build amazing underground mansions with pools and fountains and shit. Just using their skills of carving up the ground. It's like sculpture you can live in. This is also cool

    • Daniel Bertola
      Daniel Bertola Hace un año

      You just summed up the live concert industry!

    • wasabi-in-my-eye
      wasabi-in-my-eye Hace un año +1

      Yeah that's why I love watching xxx

    • Dean Whelan
      Dean Whelan Hace un año +3

      Pretty profound to witness the best of human talent and potential, a reminder of what we are all capable of which is just pretty cool and worth celebrating all around.

  • Scott Pitcher
    Scott Pitcher Hace 2 meses +1

    Amazing talent. It’s hard to believe you’ve never heard Enter Sandman before but you crushed it. I can hear the differences but you did an incredible job. Well done mate.

  • Livian Marin
    Livian Marin Hace 9 días +2

    So far I only watched him listening to the song and I know he's gonna crush it!
    He understood every single piece of it and managed to even predict some of the things that are about to come!:)))

  • Jimmy Graham
    Jimmy Graham Hace 7 días

    Amazing performance on this classic. Incredible swivel technique with the right foot on the kick. Yes Lars would definitely be proud

  • Kagan Kantar
    Kagan Kantar Hace 5 días

    Oh man! That was a supreme performance that just dropped my jaw. Simply love it!

  • 99.8% Survivor
    99.8% Survivor Hace un año +1788

    1st rule of Metal: I'll take more volume.
    2nd rule of Metal: A little more volume.
    He had it nailed from the very beginning. :)

  • Kristina Shirley
    Kristina Shirley Hace 25 días +3

    What a beast! So impressive! Was so fun to hear him breaking it down in his head and then playing it after hearing it once. Great job!

  • Barry Allen
    Barry Allen Hace un mes

    What you just did was so freaking awesome. My favorite band of all time. Great job! Im truly impressed!

  • Cris Iffland
    Cris Iffland Hace 2 meses +3

    What an absolute beautiful expression of a truly classic metal song. There's a whole bunch of Virginia Tech Hokies (football team entrance song) out there that are grinning ear to ear. Truly an outstanding performance.

  • Fabien F
    Fabien F Hace 11 días

    Woow ! It's really amazing to see a professionnal analysing a song for the first time 😯. Nobody would know if he really played it only once before listening... But it doesn't matter ! He felt so great and the result was so good ! Hell yeah 🤘
    I see that with my beginner's eyes and I'm so impressed !

  • The Lazy Drummer
    The Lazy Drummer Hace un año +4493

    It'd be cool to see him play to a famous song without hearing the original drums

    • Cipriano
      Cipriano Hace 4 meses +4

      They did it! The legend Danny Chambers playing Tool's Schism is as good as it gets

    • R. Lee
      R. Lee Hace 4 meses +3

      @Michael you got your wish

    • Transient Anomaly
      Transient Anomaly Hace 4 meses

      Plz plz

    • Javiii
      Javiii Hace 9 meses +1

      @Drumeo please have him do Lost in the static by after the burial. Insane drumming on that!

    • Dark Wolf
      Dark Wolf Hace 10 meses

      He would have played it better lol

    J2KINFLA RC Hace 2 meses

    Bravo!! That was really well played. Incredibly well after hearing it for the first time. I’ve been a Metallica fan since 84. In my opinion you did better than many drummers that practice to play it in cover bands I’ve heard.
    This is my first video on here. You were recommended by the algorithm. Subscribed

  • Actual Turtle
    Actual Turtle Hace un mes +1

    Another cool thing is that, dynamically speaking, it's the same thing forwards and backwards. It's a long tune, but it has that slow build into the crescendo and then it literally just goes backwards. It's great.

  • Alan Medcalf
    Alan Medcalf Hace 2 meses

    I absolutely love this track , and personally think you smashed it . First time attempt brilliant, so talented 💯😉👍

  • Ennio
    Ennio Hace 4 días

    This guy is as mind-boggling actively listening to the song as he is playing it. Amazing, well done!

  • Zack Thompson
    Zack Thompson Hace 2 meses +2221

    I can imagine Metallica gathering around to watch this video:
    James: “Wow this guys pretty good!”
    Robert: “Yeah not bad huh?”
    Kirk: “silently nods with approval”
    Lars: “sweats profusely”

    • Brian Bishop
      Brian Bishop Hace 6 días

      And then they reached a new level of awesomeness!

    • youngskeletor
      youngskeletor Hace 10 días

      @Chris Radtke lars is a mediocre drummer at best and he gets no points from me for being a money weasel.

    • Will liam
      Will liam Hace 20 días

      What's Jason saying? 👋

    • patticakes
      patticakes Hace 22 días

      Lars is secretly their copyright lawyer in disguise.

    • Daivik S Bellawara
      Daivik S Bellawara Hace un mes +1

      Maybe the greatest comment I’ve come across

  • Scott Nufer
    Scott Nufer Hace un mes +6

    His playing had me smiling the whole time

  • 2VCrew
    2VCrew Hace un mes +2

    I’ve always been able to separate and hear drums from any song and replicate it although I never had drum lessons. I grew up super low income and I remember my mom almost falling over when the guy told us how much drum lessons were. Anyhow I’m now 38, still never learned but love the drums still.

  • DS
    DS Hace 2 meses +4

    I love this track. I haven’t got a clue what you’re talking about but that was absolutely amazing... Fantastic ! Respect!

  • Tito Rodriguez
    Tito Rodriguez Hace 2 meses +1

    I think it’s cool to see people vibe with different genres !! Great talent and great song !!

  • godstriker8
    godstriker8 Hace un año +7109

    Larnell, 9 hours into listening through Metallica's discography: "Still open hi-hats, okay."

  • Gregory A.
    Gregory A. Hace 10 días

    That was mindblowing. I cannot even conceive of that level of talent. Thanks for putting that out there for us all to see.

  • David Chase
    David Chase Hace 2 meses +1

    This video is INSANE! I KNEW he'd be upset about missing that shot, but he really needs to understand how amazing that set was! Take TWO?!!! UNBELIEVABLE! I am a huge Metallica fan and I think Lars needs to be worried! Especially appreciate Larnell's words at the end. Excellent advice and spirit! Metallica, VIRTUAL CONCERT PLEASE!!!

  • BriChan
    BriChan Hace un mes +1

    Watching you analyze this song after hearing it only once is wonderfully impressive. Wow. Your mind works is an amazing way.
    I’ve been listening to this song for over 30 years and you are very good at this after only one listen. This is my first time coming across your channel and I am going to subscribe.

  • Luke Godfrey
    Luke Godfrey Hace 2 meses

    As a guitarist who has never really tried drums, this has blown my mind. Outrageous talent.

  • Rick Roll
    Rick Roll Hace un año +773

    Fascinating to hear Sandman broken down by a musician while in the ‘listening’ phase....I’ve been ‘listening’ for 50 years, and I’m still just in the ‘that’s cool’ level of critical analysis.

    • hoes mad
      hoes mad Hace un año +2

      @Ss Sss LMAOOO funniest comment 🤣

    • Aviv
      Aviv Hace un año +1

      Try repeat listens but just focusing on one layer; like listen through the track just concentrating on high hats or basslines. Good learning experience.

    • triumphant39
      triumphant39 Hace un año +1

      Tai Tai is one of those dudes that plays guitar a little but thinks that makes him yingwie malmsteen.

    • Ss Sss
      Ss Sss Hace un año +28

      @Raja Sahala Noiborhu Literally what he said. Your comment is putting a hat on a hat. Which frankly it just looks silly to wear two hats.

    • Raja Sahala Noiborhu
      Raja Sahala Noiborhu Hace un año

      Coz u are not musicians?

  • Bad Monk
    Bad Monk Hace 2 meses

    This is awesome watching him figure it all out and appreciating other music, Genius.

  • Takis Zourntos
    Takis Zourntos Hace 2 meses +1

    Larnell makes me want to live in a world where I would never have heard this song, too. Sadly, once the music started, it was instantly familiar. However, to my credit, I would not have been able to name it.

  • Augusta Biehly
    Augusta Biehly Hace 2 meses

    Strange to hear a Metallica sound with steady rhythm or no slowing down / speeding up like when Lars "plays". This version is great. Amazing how a really strong drummer can change the whole song and improve the listening experience. Larnell is impressive indeed.

  • SoundSharp Music Ltd Wade Sharp

    Awesome work! What a pro. He plays right on top of the beat. Goes to show it’s a very melodic drumming song

  • Paul Hogue
    Paul Hogue Hace un año +438

    As impressive as his knowledge and skill is, I'm even more impressed by his curiosity, appreciation, and respect for all kinds of music, and his desire to impart that enthusiasm to his audience. Well done.

    • Mauricio Rosales
      Mauricio Rosales Hace un año +2

      Agreed, it’s clearly what differentiates a profesional, all business

    • BartleBy182
      BartleBy182 Hace un año +4

      Came for the music skills, stayed for the brilliant message at the end of the video. New follower now!

  • Michael Griffith
    Michael Griffith Hace 2 meses +6

    You killed it !!! You're Simply The Best. Big Shout Out To Larnell Lewis.

  • Dalton Demoss
    Dalton Demoss Hace 2 meses

    I could watch and listen to you play Metallica all day long. Great job man

  • Matthias633
    Matthias633 Hace 24 días

    wow. that was amazing to see him think and feel and remember the music and the methods of hitting what and when! Then to go after 1 listen. Great work! Rock on!

  • Peanut Adventures
    Peanut Adventures Hace 2 meses

    I have no experience playing drums, so from where I'm sitting that was absolutely AMAZING! To listen to a song and play it that accurately is so bad ass. Yes, Metallica would be lucky to have you on percussion with the band. If you want a fun challenge -- or what I think would be anyway -- check out Neil Pert from the band Rush. One of the greatest drummers of all time. He's famous for the number of rhythms he can hold at the same time -- polyrhythmic? Similar genre but more rock than metal.

  • jason starek
    jason starek Hace un año +668

    I love how an actual musician can respect the complexities of a genre he doesn’t play

    • Alan Douglas
      Alan Douglas Hace un año

      Or anyone really... it’s music

    • Salamander Fry
      Salamander Fry Hace un año +3

      My step father played and sang in a band. Sometimes he would secretly listen and learn songs from the games I was playing and surprise me by playing them on his piano. He absolutely mastered To Zanarkand from Final Fantasy X. RIP.

    • LionMetalMusic
      LionMetalMusic Hace un año +1

      wants to see him to play some DEATH or MORBID ANGEL hhhh

    • thereal nynetynyne
      thereal nynetynyne Hace un año

      @Skull FC I loled for real

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  • Metal Massacre
    Metal Massacre Hace 24 días

    Absolutely incredible take and what a wonderful message at the end.

  • Outlaw Creative
    Outlaw Creative Hace 2 meses +1

    I had a friend introduce me to this metal band and I like the majority of their work! ❤🤗🙏

  • Octavio Ulloa
    Octavio Ulloa Hace 2 meses

    The raw talent and amazing hear he has to perform as he did after just one pass is ridiculous! Amazing drummer. Whoa !! How about a Mana song next ? (Ángel de amor, maybe?) Alex’s style is very unique so it’d be interesting to see

  • dubbleplusgood
    dubbleplusgood Hace un mes

    that was damn cool and really impressive. Lots of fun and just wow, nice job.

  • Josus
    Josus Hace un año +3270

    He claims he’s not metal but then goes right ahead and says: “I’ll take more volume”. That’s a pretty metal way to say a pretty metal thing.

    • J M
      J M Hace un año +1

      Jazz was the OG metal

    • Martin Malo
      Martin Malo Hace un año +2

      He has the metal spirit!

    • dad on duty
      dad on duty Hace un año +2

      True. That's a metal drummer would said. Lol

    • Bob Mullen
      Bob Mullen Hace un año +1

      What you wrote almost brought a tear to my eye,,, well played!! 😊

    • Matthew Laney
      Matthew Laney Hace un año +1

      True, but any decent musician who's never listened to metal would really really quickly that you need to crank it to appreciate it.

  • Christian Lovera Vallejo
    Christian Lovera Vallejo Hace 15 días

    Amazing!!!! totally agree all styles of music have excellent songs and themes, we must have an open mind and enjoy music in all its genres. you are a great musician!

  • Nick Graff
    Nick Graff Hace 2 meses

    That was mind blowing! Mad skills Larnell. You did honor to a great song...

  • John Briggs
    John Briggs Hace un mes +1

    It’s very possible that he never heard it before. There’s only so much free listening time in a day, and if he was immersed other genre’s - there you go. I’m a 63 year jazz fusion drummer and I’ve never heard the tune before either. More importantly, it was great hearing him ANALYZE, UNDERSTAND and ATTEMPT IT! I think he nailed it! Thank you

  • Islander FourSevenThree

    As a fellow musician I get chills watching you work things out then just nail it point blank. Incredible!
    So....ready to try Blackened??😎🤘🏽

  • Kleverson Iwatani
    Kleverson Iwatani Hace un año +468

    Drumeo has to have a series of “Larnell Lewis hearing songs for the first time”. The creativity of this man is insane. Please, make more of this kind of stuff

  • dalste2
    dalste2 Hace un mes

    Super excellent work Larnell Lewis! You, LeRoy Vega and Danny Carry are my favorite drummers of all time and quite honestly, I think are the 3 most under rated drummers in the world. Yes, Danny gets mad praises from his work in Tool but he's on a different level. Leroy Vega plays in the pocket, never misses a beat, super clean and super creative who also enjoys all types of music just like you. Again, well done!!!!! excellent work!!!!!!!!

  • Shiels Productions
    Shiels Productions Hace 2 meses +4

    This is a fantastic channel I love the content thank you for sharing.

  • Mike L.
    Mike L. Hace 2 meses

    I'm not a drummer. I'm not even a musician at all, but that was amazing! It blows my mind that you can listen to the song one time and then do so well at playing it! I'm sending this link to an old boss of mine who is a drummer. I can't wait to hear what he thinks about it.

  • Kevin Cumblidge
    Kevin Cumblidge Hace 16 días

    That was truly fun to watch! I have to admit that the first time I saw Living Colour playing "Cult of Personality" on MTV, I was blown away by their incredible talent and that they didn't look like any other heavy metal bands. I was fortunate to have seen them live around '91. So, while decidedly surprising back in the early 80's MTV, I wasn't surprised but I have to say that you are incredibly talented. It's a real pleasure watching those who can, do.

  • spikerbrad23
    spikerbrad23 Hace un año +4552

    I don't know what's more impressive, his musical abilities, or the fact he made it to adulthood WITHOUT hearing enter sandman

    • Julian English
      Julian English Hace 7 meses

      @wannabemexican my Partner is 82 … I am 78. Before me she has never heard the Eagles, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Credence, Canned Heat, Bob Dylan and so on.
      Ask her about anything Classical though and she’s right there. Hard to believe but true. Also true is that her Father owned a record shop. But all this takes place in country South Australia which for new things might as well be the Mongolian Plateau or the Moon, but with the temperatures whacked right up.

    • Small Minds Rule Dot Com
      Small Minds Rule Dot Com Hace 7 meses

      you gotta accept the fact that not everybody is Metal

    • Sean Clarke
      Sean Clarke Hace 8 meses

      I'm 54 years old, when I was a teenager I was into heavy metal, everything from Led Zep, Iron Maiden, Scorpions, Black Sabbath and other rock bands... But I never got into Metallica. I guess they weren't very popular where I lived.
      I think watching this video might be the only time I've listened to the whole song.

    • Anthony
      Anthony Hace 8 meses

      Spiker bro guess life is pretty much complete huh 🤔 😂

    • Jacques
      Jacques Hace 8 meses

      @Ya Dad's Precum quit lying!

  • Jesse Garza
    Jesse Garza Hace 2 meses +1

    Wow, he listened once and played it like he heard it 50 times. Awesome job Larnell!

  • Jymes Bynd
    Jymes Bynd Hace 2 meses

    incredible. i actually enjoyed watching him hear the song for the first time and noticing everything more than actually playing. although the actually playing OF COURSE was fricking astonoshing!!!

  • Periklis Kapogiannis
    Periklis Kapogiannis Hace 28 días +3

    U N B E L I E V A B L E, on one listening? He is great!!!

  • Emily Busby
    Emily Busby Hace un mes

    Wow. This guys is so entertaining, freaking nailed it. A true master of his craft!

  • César Córdova
    César Córdova Hace un año +677

    He makes drumming look easy 😅

    • Popo Gejo
      Popo Gejo Hace 11 meses

      @Just IgnoreMe has anyone come up with a date when the Beasties have actually learned how to play their instruments? I hear some of their fans took up a collection to get em lessons!

    • the_limbo97
      the_limbo97 Hace 11 meses

      Ohhh, This Just pratice hehehe

    • Just IgnoreMe
      Just IgnoreMe Hace 11 meses

      What do you mean someone like you? I hope that wasn't an assumption about race because Metal has had massive crossover with the Rap scene and their are plenty of POC who play or are into metal, Living Color was a great band or more currently Animals for Leaders. Like all genres I'm sure people like to play the race card but that's what made the Beastie Boys so important in challenging racial assumptions, music is the food of life, its there for us all!!

    • laspilly
      laspilly Hace 11 meses

      Are you the painter? Seems we have two passions in common, art and drumming. :)

    • David Graham
      David Graham Hace 11 meses +3

      Easy to play, not easy to hear once and reproduce... which is the point...

  • Bearfeathers BBQ
    Bearfeathers BBQ Hace 2 meses +1

    Still one of my favorite songs and this is SICK!!

  • Thomas Gaffney
    Thomas Gaffney Hace 2 meses +2

    would love to see him take on a Rush or Led Zeppelin song to see how he reacts to Neil Peart and John Bonham

  • M D
    M D Hace 16 días

    I'm very impressed. You are an amazing artist. Keep the videos coming.

  • Italian Poboy
    Italian Poboy Hace 2 meses

    Great stuff! Awesome talent! You ROCK!