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Not quite sure which is more unbelievable: His extraordinary talent OR the fact that he never heard of Enter Sandman.
@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
@Ezekiel Writer so how did you like it?
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.
To busy doing him 💯
That ist really funny 😂👍🏻
I could listen to this dude doing this with metal tracks all day. A show unto itself. He needs to hear some TOOL next.
And some Meshuggah
Read my mind
Pneuma would blow almost any drummers mind.
Id like to see him do this or at least review pneuma
Being able to play it so well after only hearing the song once is a true inspiration.
@Maidenize666 are yall forgetting this is the first time hes heard it and he only listened to it once? we get it yall have a better than you complex, let people enjoy shit.
He didn’t t even play it the same way as Lars he played it better added double base and way better fills
should watch the dooo's omegale videos. he takes requests, listens to em, and plays em on guitar
@Maidenize666 take a video and upload it. We want proof. Anybody can just speak words but no actions. So upload it lol
No offense... My 8th standard newbie junior drummer played this song while i practiced... This guy is a true well read nd professionally learned musician... Seriously Are you kidding me 😂😂
He memorized ALL THE SONG with only one listening and played it nearly perfect, besides incredible talent in playing his memory is scary in a good way... It's impossible for most people :D
@hey boo This isn't a high school student. This is a middle aged professional musician. You are absurd.
@Red Rick I know someone who grew up singing and loves music that didn't hear a Michael Jackson song until high school. It's really not that crazy that he didn't know this song, obviously metal is not a genre he listens to. Actually, the more I think about it, I could probably easily pick out a dozen people in my life that couldn't name this song or have never heard it.
@Randy Bobandy 🤷🏻♂️
@Red Rick Don't even bother with these people. Fans of "first time" reactors are incredibly gullible and flat out delusional.
@Cameron Nalley lol right.. "one time."
I tried this challenge with Larnell. But I heard the song before, never from head to finish.Thing is learning and transcribing with Larnell helps clarify each section and repeatition a lot. My notation sped up significantly, only took approx 4 hrs."AGGRESSIVE TOMS""Bulid ups""Half-time"I wrote all in each section just to be sure.Finally, it such an astonishing how Larnell integrate his vocabulary and color in to the song since 2nd chorus.Thank you, Larnell and Drumeo.
I doubt there's nothing Larnell Lewis can't play. Metallica is quite a distant genre for him.
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."
@Unregistered HyperCam 2 They don't think it be like it is but it do
🤣that is so funny
@Unregistered HyperCam 2 wow so smart...
😂😂😂😂 I laughed so hard at this comment 😂 well played, definitely an underrated comment!
Lars plays this song, nearly collapses. Larnell adjusts his glasses between beats!
I try to imagine Lars playing What About Me after hearing for the first time.
That dude who went after Napster?
No he literally does not😂
To be fair this might be the one track lars can play easily. No double kick.
Pure art and skill. Love it.
@Vladímir Iljíč Uljánov Well, I think there are famous songs I don't know on different genres. If one listens only a couple of genres, it is natural that something is missed.
Yeah, but how did he not hear Enter Sandman in his life? It's just fake.
This was transcendently good. He needs to play this with Metallica.
Excellent performance and the final messages was remarkable, I think you are a sweet and a good human being
You sure about that?? It's called CULTURAL APPROPRIATION. I suggest you get a clue. It's ok to listen to other culture's music, but you better not like it and you definitely better not like playing it. :-)
"I'll take more volume" is the correct thing to say when listening to Metallica. He really is a natural
I now say this all the time 😂
I was delighted because the headphone volume wasn't loud enough
He can write it out in his head and read it back while playing. Wild.
Wow, this guy is so good he can even predict exactly where he will mess up. Unreal. 5:33 Whoa, Im'ma miss that. 13:58 he misses it. To know one's own flaws down to that level is true mastery of self.
@Charles Burnham True of many things, and not just music!
Also knowing that, eventually, you ain't gonna miss that anymore....
The great Artie Shaw said "You should always be playing at the edge of your ability". If you're not making mistakes, you're not trying hard enough; you're not growing as a person or as an artist".
At 5:33 I actually really love how he cocks his head in surprise. It’s like an involuntary “oh shit, you got me there.”
Good God...mark of a truly great session musician; took it and ran with it!
Wow his first time ...amazing talent
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
Love your great analogy! But might have to go deeper with Larnel....he loves growing wheat and milling it into flour, growing the finest sugar cane in existence, and raising chickens for the finest organic eggs possible....and understands them all in a deep scientific level.
You worded it perfectly
@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.
Say for yourself, sucker. Don't use "we" in the future.
You said it better than I did. He understands every ingredient which makes any recipe accessible and interesting to him.
Cool. Never heard it before and still got it 80% right. Pretty badass
@Kasey Suchowersky yeah, I enjoyed the changed ending
Never heard it and played it in a more interesting way than the original.
12:26 got me all up in my feelings.
Yep, yep, yep yep yep
Bro, you’re too good to fail, it was awesome!
Cant believe he’s never heard the song. My dad was such a metal head this is what I grew up on 🤣
Besides being a ferocious drummer, does this guy not seem like the nicest guy ever?
@ChezBigwa Was looking for this comment! Haha, thanks!
He has “Cool Teacher” vibes
I thought the exact same thing, I was like , he’s so nice !!
@Allevo Syndicate the hard truth
@ChezBigwa I had the same exact thought
@cyril michaud @sebastien zunino Je sais pas si vous connaissez cette vidéo, mais je la trouve super intéressante. Comprendre le morceau et savoir le jouer presque parfaitement comme ça, je trouve ça impressionnant. L'écoute active, un sujet pour culture guitare ?
You nailed it... Dude..!!!
As a really poor drummer at 13.. you are a good drummer yet you sounded like me trying to play AC/Dc, Kiss cold Gin... after trying to figure them out over months 😊
Lol same I’m 13 too 😂
Love when he unassumingly adjusts his glasses, like a professor, while listening, but when playing he is a natural, completely in the pocket!
Unassuming music professors are some of the best musicians out there.
He adjusts his glasses while playing too!
I've seen it said about this guy that, "his pockets have pockets." Fuckin' cherce.
He put on a good show
I don't know what's more impressive, his musical abilities, or the fact he made it to adulthood WITHOUT hearing enter sandman
@whosline07 enter sandman was like smell like a teen spirit back in the day which every radio station in a planet will play these songs at least once. He might have listened it before but not care to know the band or just skipped the radio station😂
@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.
you gotta accept the fact that not everybody is Metal
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.
Spiker bro guess life is pretty much complete huh 🤔 😂
Sometimes people are simply beautiful - speaking as pro drummer
the fact that lars never played drums when he was a kid, he just straight up played drums when he and james formed the band...
This is dope! 🔥🔥
And he plays it better after hearing it once than Lars has managed after playing it for 30 years😂
It'd be cool to see him play to a famous song without hearing the original drums
They did it! The legend Danny Chambers playing Tool's Schism is as good as it gets
@Michael you got your wish
@Drumeo please have him do Lost in the static by after the burial. Insane drumming on that!
He would have played it better lol
What a pleasure that was to experience. Would love to hear Larnell play more metal songs in the future. Class act
Larnell is a true artist in his craft. He’s able to hear a piece, dissect it, and then channel his energy into his own interpretation of that piece of music. I truly enjoy watching these guys completely rock out on some classic tunes. Keep up the good work!
I don't think I've ever watched someone dissect a song so clinically, forcing me to notice details I had never paid attention to, in spite of hearing the song an endless number of times over the years.I also don't think I fully appreciated until now; how much focus it takes to keep in time.Nice work.
I dig it.
Larnell, 9 hours into listening through Metallica's discography: "Still open hi-hats, okay."
I just lol’d for real
I still think about this comment at least three times a day
It always fascinates me to listen to trained musicians listen to 80's/90's metal and give a technical analysis. The point of metal - and all rock really - was to not adhere to the rules of music. I'm sure this guy could play almost any of it without much effort. I would have preferred that he does Tom Sawyer. I've always preferred 80's Metallica to Rush, but I'd rather here a professional drummer learn that one.
Imagine if we lived in a world where Lars ulrich played it this well
@Mikael John Ledet metallica is the beatles of metal in two ways. Brought their genres to mainstream appeal and popularity, then lars and ringo are equally lucky drummers
@Mikael John Ledet wat?
It just wouldn't sound like Metallica if Lars playing was any different. It's a part of their sound as big as James' voice.
I'm imagining a world where Metallica never got big because their drummer was too busy and tasteless.
@E D hi lars
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 ? 😂😂😂
@TheLuftpolsterfolie oh for sure it’s as basic as they come. Any really good drummer could likely do nothing but improve on the original. Unless they overplayed which Metallica does not call for but they definitely have room for better drum fills.
because the original is pretty basic for metal
Yeah the fills were far and above those done by Lars
snare sounds WAY better for starters.
Lots of tasty, musically interesting fills throughout. That's what makes it so good.
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.
There's something just really satisfying about watching people who're really good at what they do.
Agreed! I don't even care what they're good at. Mastery is captivating
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
You just summed up the live concert industry!
Yeah that's why I love watching xxx
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.
There is this portion starting from 3:21 when he makes hand motions and actually starts predicting on what's going to happen. He makes a small hand gesture towards the splash and his face goes "is this going to happen?" and then a half a second later when it does he nods to himself. He does this a couple of times then vocalizes it.For some reason that is immensely satisfying to watch.
I see many comments totally misunderstanding what music talent is, and reducing it to mere technical skills. I am not a Lars fan, but the guy has had a big role in the composition process in one of the best bands of all time, while creating the perfect drum parts for those songs, which are in some cases among the best ever written. What Larnell Lewis does here is awesome, but being able to replicate a song is nothing compared with the fact of creating it, especially when that song is a classic for the History of Music.
Best part is the "ooooh, Imma miss dat", which he then absolutely does miss. The man knows his stuff and himself.
I love the suspense in that part of the song
Love the point where Larnell begins to anticipate new sections. Active listening can really seem like magic, when done properly and this is an excellent display of that. Dope drumming, too.
This is what happens when talent skips about 1 million people and then smashes itself into the soul of a dude who likes to bang on shit. Good on him. Incredible stuff
@Warloxolotl People need to learn how to express themselves properly. So they need someone like me to let them know that what they said wasn’t correct. You don’t tell a Photographer who’s picture you love “ you must have an awesome camera”
Maybe a little controversial but I don’t think talent and dedication are mutually exclusive, and I don’t believe that people saying he’s talented completely disregards all the work he’s put in to achieve his level of skill. Definitely emphasize all the hard work he’s out in over the course of his life but don’t flame people for trying to share their appreciation for what he does/did/will continue to do. ♥️♥️♥️
@Hummus Gaming “Deliberate practice” is what lets you skip several thousands of hours.
@Paul Best comment!
Garrick! What’s up brother
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.
Lars is watching this wishing he had half the talent in one nut
So funny how he could anticipate everything that Lars is going to do pretty much.😂Lars is so basic.You did a great job brother.
It is like Larnell and the song are having a discussion. I wish I had this level of musical knowledge, ear, and talent. So fun to watch.
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. :)
I want more volume and I want it now
@SusaVile "I'd buy that for a dollar!" Oh wait... wrong movie. clip-share.net/video/5dA3DePirsE/video.html
Seriously though, it's bloody amazing!
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
too easy for this man. so effortless.
Watching this video really made me appreciate just what a perfectly crafted song Enter Sandman is. Yes it’s a metal song, but it’s also the perfect pop song in its own way, with lots of little things happening in the instrumentation, chord structure, vocal melody to keep the listener engaged on the song. It’s those little things that have kept it an essential piece of music all these years later.
I like how he professionally breaks down a metal song.
Larnell Lewis listening to his 100th Metallica song: "still open high hats okay"
I think about this comment so much haha
Like a scholar "okay"
“I’m assuming it’s 4/4?” Buddy you don’t even know
Why do we not have more of these?! They're sooo insightful. And entertaining
What's impressive is that they actually found a musician who has NOT heard this song before. Let alone a professional.
This guy is as mind-boggling actively listening to the song as he is playing it. Amazing, well done!
For someone never hearing that song, I think he did a great job. Give him an hour and he'd have it down pat.
Every now and then, the youtube algorythm randomly throws an absolute gem my way.
For real, I was watching 7 Days to Die vids and ended up here. Worth it!
Same here... Nice 🤘🏼🤘🏼
Remember this guy went to record an album with Snarky Puppy and he learned all songs in the airplane ride to the studio and played them for the first time while recording. Killer talent.
Lars will really appreciate that. Amazing skill and tempo awareness of Larnell's. Thanks Drumeo!
Very cool but that song is more of a staight ahead rock beat mostly. I would've liked to have seen a more intricate song from them.
Listening to him vocalize how his brain works in picking this song apart was absolutely astonishing!
Why did it take Clip-Share 6 days to recommend this to me? I'll take more volume please
The Clip-Share algorithm had a hard time getting it right the first time the previous 5 days!!!😏
It took 2months for me😅
I know right!
Sorry but all that comes to mind is more cowbell! Lol super cool!
Now do „Lars Ulrich hears Lingus for the first time“ ! He will certainly nail it.
This video format is super entertaining, and that outro was beautiful ❤️
That fact that he’s never heard that song before and still crushed is beyond talent. Pretty sure he didn’t play it, he’s a wizard and put spells on the kit haha!!! Amazing work and I’m now going to be watching more of these!!!!
I seriously can't believe this guy,I love how he's NOT full of himself, unbelievable 🥁👌😎
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.
Jazz was the OG metal
He has the metal spirit!
True. That's a metal drummer would said. Lol
What you wrote almost brought a tear to my eye,,, well played!! 😊
True, but any decent musician who's never listened to metal would really really quickly that you need to crank it to appreciate it.
This was pure talent... Wow just wow
What an amazing talent, to be able to hear such an iconic song one time and be able to play along with it! I hope Metallica has seen this
It's amazing the fact that he's such a lovely and polite guy normally, but when he's playing the drum, he transformed into a different beast!
Larnell , Great Job man :-D !!! Love how you broke it down before you layed it down brother .. One of my favorite Metal songs !! rj
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
I have had several friends who are way better musicians than me assert that the toms are the key to this song's success. I don't disagree.
Absolutely awesome! I love Larnell's take on it
Can't be real. You're almost note-perfect and have the time signature nailed. No way! You're too good!
Wow, such a great person and a musician!
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.
@Ss Sss LMAOOO funniest comment 🤣
Try repeat listens but just focusing on one layer; like listen through the track just concentrating on high hats or basslines. Good learning experience.
Tai Tai is one of those dudes that plays guitar a little but thinks that makes him yingwie malmsteen.
@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.
Coz u are not musicians?
This guy is awesome and insanely talented. I loved when he got into the song and started adding his own flavor to it, kinda like it more than Metallica's LOL
Would be so dope to see him do with with “The Kill” by 30 seconds to Mars if he’s never heard that one!
Something I've always noticed about the finest classic rock tracks - less is more. This is a perfect example. It's measured, precise, not overly flamboyant and simply awesome.
I love your interpretation! I felt a kind of more dry hard rock sound that came out, which sounds very good with this song. And … thanks for your words at the end of the video, enlightning especially in these days. Great!!
“Respect the music, respect the culture”Spoken like a profound thinker of music.Cheers!
@mouloudo I’m a Canadian guy and was in my 20s during Metallica’s peak. I’ve probably heard this song before today, who knows, but this video is the first time I’ve ever listened to it. Metallica has never been part of my musical life. Doesn’t mean I don’t listen to music out of my alley. I’ve just never gone down this alley.
@perhaps ...where did he say that?But yes it is a race thing..... blacks listen to rap and RARELY DIVERGE. but mah culture is high with them.Whites tend to stay in country and roxk/metal music. Latinos with metal and native Spanish bands (i forgot the genre)See the trend here?????
@mouloudo what!! You dont even know the guy and your talking about 'white music' what the fuck lmaoWhy make this a race thing when literally no one else was and then accuse him of pretending to be open minded. One of the dumbest strawmen ive ever seen
@Kene Okpareke " you're the only one accusing other of being close minded" also " I ask you to open your mind" right... have also a nice day :)
@mouloudo This is a stupid analogy because it completely misrepresents the conversation.On this thread, you are the only person that has accused anyone of being closed minded. You, and you alone.I'm asking you to open your mind to the fact that people have different backgrounds. If you understood this, it wouldn't come as such a shock to you that a black man from Canada doesn't know Metallica songs.I'm done with this silly back-and-forth. Have a nice day.
Such amazing talent, kudos!Especially for one who has never heard this song before...pure genius 🥁
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!
Damn! Larnell got this out of the park. It may be not 1-1 with the recording, but man, first time hearing it and playing it this good?! It is like listening to Metallica live in concert. I love what he added to give the song his own flavor. You know he just enjoying the song and just vibing with those trance eyes! More power Larnell!
I keep rewatching this every couple months and I just love it more and more every time. Larnell, my man, you're a monster. Inspiring!
I love how an actual musician can respect the complexities of a genre he doesn’t play
Or anyone really... it’s music
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.
wants to see him to play some DEATH or MORBID ANGEL hhhh
@Skull FC I loled for real
I don’t know why but it gives me extreme joy that Larnell finds the musical value in metal. He’s viscerally into music. Dude is a beast.
Im so familiar with this song, being one of my all time favorites, but I don’t think I’d noted the halftime element. Its totally essential to how completely this song keeps your attention.
Actually amazing how hes in the "zone" sometimes when hes playing. Very awesome.
It’s always amazing seeing someone mastering his craft at that level.
This is Matrix level stuff.Morpheus: "But can you play Enter Sandman?"Larnell: "....... I can now"
I am laughing out loud. Thank you.
"You think that's air coming out of the speakers?"
Then Morpheus: "Show me"
Well Said Sir !
Larnell: "I'm going to miss that"Narrator: "He indeed, missed that"Amazing job for a one time listen. Holy cow.
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
Amazing! Breakdown and playing. Wow. Although I'd love to see this with no edit before you played. Did you listen again? Practice? Either way, kudos!
The way he's able to recognize patterns is like he's seen the future, so amazing.