There's no sandman coming for the Metallica fan and TikTok creator who recently shared a funny video imagining the snare drum from Metallica's St. Anger as their sleep paralysis demon.
It's an amusing thought, isn't it? St. Anger's blunt snare sound has been debated among Metallica fans since the album emerged in 2003. Some listeners still find it questionable; Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich continues to defend it. But is the unusual thwack enough to terrorize one's dreams? Apparently so — at least it is for Lee Deane of the U.K. extreme metal act Raised by Owls, as he portrays in the side-splitting mini-thriller he shared on his band's TikTok account last month.