Nickelback Covered a Metallica Song, and People Are Livid
“Nice try Nickelback but you’re still dogsh*t.”
If reactions to a now-viral video of Chad Kroeger and company performing “Sad But True” are any indicator, then the answer is yes. Watch the Canadian band’s brave cover of the “Black Album” single below:
Pretty good, right? Nickelback’s drummer even rushed the opening fill, just like Lars Ulrich would! If it weren’t for Kroeger’s shoddy vocal impression of James Hetfield, one might actually mistake the clip’s audio for a live Metallica performance.
Some listeners disagreed with this writer’s opinion and lashed out on Twitter.
Nice try Nickelback but you’re still dogshit,” one person wrote in a mangled tweet. “Metallica are eons ahead of you in longevity, lyrically, instrumentally.”
Nickelback covering Metallica sounds like one of chemical reactions labelled "Don't try this at home".
— I'm the Katmoon (@RileztheKat) September 12, 2018
The words Nickelback and good should never be used in the same sentence.
— Jock Dee 🏴 (@Swallydooncally) September 12, 2018
Others were more positive in their 280-characters-or-less reviews.
— Sonic Sound Magazine (@SonicSoundMag) September 12, 2018
— Joel Hernandez (@AguilaYCulebra) September 10, 2018
Not that I like Nickelback but their cover of Metallica's 'Sad But True' is damn good👌🏼
— Mrs.Brownstone (@LPloverE) September 12, 2018
If Nickelback’s cover isn’t your thing, check out these other bands’ live tributes to the thrash metal legends instead: