A YouTuber released a new Metallica song created by artificial intelligence.
The Markov chain system had been given access to the words in Metallica’s entire discography and created a new track consisting of the band’s themes. The YouTuber Funk Turkey (real name Kirt Connor) then performed and recorded instruments and vocals to complete the new track, and the result is titled, “Deliverance Rides,”
The lyrics contain lines, “I’m the sun / I’m insane / Yes, she’ll never love / Never me / So let it be / Obey your eyes / Death – deliverance rides.”
“All music and vocals performed, mixed and mastered by me, in my kitchen, on a couple of cheap guitars, a crappy mic and an old copy of Pro Tools,” Funk Turkey explained. “:All lyrics provided by the robots that want to rule us all. … I tried to get a sound somewhere between the Master of Puppets album and the Black Album. Lars [Ulrich]’s drum sound is quite hard to get right without spending a lot of money (or, in some cases, buying a trashcan). Guitars are multi-tracked a lot.”
Followers commented on the “I’m the sun / I’m insane” line sounding “about right, while others compared it to James Hetfield’s notorious “I am the table” lyric from the Lulu album. Another commenter noted, “Plot twist: This is actually James Hetfield’s account, and he uploaded this to see what Metallica fans think of their new weird demo song.” “Got my dad to listen to this,” another viewer wrote. “Didn’t tell him this was a goof. He says it’s the best they’ve sounded for a few albums now.”
Keep going and listen to the result, “Deliverance Rides” below: