Metallica’s “Nothing Else Matters” Is Re-Written For Piano And It’s Utterly Gorgeous
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You’ll Never Hear This Song The Same Way, Again
While Metallica is primarily known for their fast-shredding, hard-hitting metal masterpieces, they are also known for having some of the most iconic rock ballads of all time. Front man James Hetfield is iconic for his ability to change hats so seamlessly between lightning fast heavy metal and emotional ballads.
Songs like Fade To Black, One, and Nothing Else Matters are not only some of the most iconic ballads of all time, they are also some of the most covered ballads in history. Speaking of which…
“It’s about being on the road, missing someone at home, but it was written in such a way, it connected with so many people, that it wasn’t just about two people, it was about a connection with your higher power, lots of different things.” – James Hetfield
What you’re about to watch is a video in which a young girl by the name of Viktoriya Yermolyeva takes to her piano and performs a piano-written version of Metallica’s Nothing Else Matters. She transforms this song into a piano-written masterpiece and to put it simply, this will probably be the most beautiful thing you hear all day. Don’t believe me? See for yourself!
“At first I didn’t even want to play it for the guys. I thought that Metallica could only be the four of us. These are songs about destroying things, head banging, bleeding for the crowd, whatever it is, as long as it wasn’t about chicks and fast cars, even though that’s what we liked. The song was about a girlfriend at the time. It turned out to be a pretty big song.” – James Hetfield
It’s mesmerizing and hypnotizing. Who would have thought it would sound this magical on piano? Her passion for music also shows – it’s basically pouring out of her!