This Metal Cover of Garth Brooks’ ‘The Thunder Rolls’ is Surprisingly Good

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You may not have heard of the metal band All That Remains, but if you listen to country music, then I guarantee you’ll be familiar with their newest music video.

The video is a cover of Garth Brooks’ 1991 hit single “The Thunder Rolls“, and even to non-metal heads, it’s surprisingly good.

Until hearing this, you might have thought that there aren’t two musical categories that are more objectively different than country music and metal. All That Remains has proven that’s not always the case.

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The minor key of the original song lends itself well to the metal genre, which tends to interweave a general sense of foreboding into much of its music.

Add in heavy bass lines and drums and a gritty-voiced lead singer, and you’ve got a compelling mixture of country and metal.

The music video pays homage to the original video in their portrayal of a country woman waiting by the window for her cheating spouse. Fans of the song may especially enjoy the part at 2:47 where the singer screams in a raw and rasping howl, “AND THE THUNDER ROLLLLLLS!”

Garth Brooks’ music hasn’t sounded so metal since Chris Gaines randomly appeared and then disappeared nearly 20 years ago.

“The Thunder Rolls” Lyrics

Three thirty in the morning

Not a soul insight

The city’s lookin’ like a ghost town

On a moonless summer night

Raindrops on the windshield

There’s a storm moving in

He’s headin’ back from somewhere

That he never should have been

And the thunder rolls

And the thunder rolls

Every light is burnin’

In a house across town

She’s pacin’ by the telephone

In her faded flannel gown

Askin’ for miracle

Hopin’ she’s not right

Prayin’ it’s the weather

That’s kept him out all night

And the thunder rolls

And the thunder rolls

The thunder rolls

And the lightnin’ strikes

Another love grows cold

On a sleepless night

As the storm blows on

Out of control

Deep in her heart

The thunder rolls

She’s waitin’ by the window

When he pulls into the drive

She rushes out to hold him

Thankful he’s alive

But on the wind and rain

A strange new perfume blows

And the lightnin’ flashes in her eyes

And he knows that she knows

And the thunder rolls

And the thunder rolls

The thunder rolls

And the lightnin’ strikes

Another love grows cold

On a sleepless night

As the storm blows on

Out of control

Deep in her heart

The thunder rolls

She runs back down the hallway

To the bedroom door

She reaches for the pistol

Kept in the dresser drawer

Tells the lady in the mirror

He won’t do this again

Cause tonight will be the last time

She’ll wonder where he’s been

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