Are Heavy Metal Banjos The Next Big Thing?

Loud, jangly, and twangy, the banjo is an instrument with a distinctive voice that immediately evokes the spirit of the American South. Long a mainstay of bluegrass music, banjos have recently been incorporated into pop music as well by bands like Mumford and Sons.

And, if YouTube trends are any indication, it looks like the banjo is making another genre shift!

A pack of viral videos featuring banjo covers of hard rock classics are making the rounds and proving that banjos can shred just as hard as guitars. Check out a few of our favorites:

“Thunderstruck” – Steve’n’Seagulls

“Raining Blood” – Rob Scallon

“Enter Sandman” – Iron Horse

What do you think? Do you want to hear more banjo? Let us know in the comments below!


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