When Taylor Swift bassist Amos Heller isn't blasting out pop hits to sold-out stadiums, apparently he's shredding the absolute shit out of Metallica classics. Watch as Heller provides bass to the bass-less "Blackened", and do so with an incredibly aggressive fingerstyle tone. Seriously, someone hire the guy for their next metal project!
"I don't think I would be a musician if it wasn't for thrash metal, and I don't think I would love thrash if I hadn't listened to it every day of my freshman year riding to school in my brother's car with …And Justice For All blazing out of the speakers," said Heller.
"This album is an oddity… a killer metal album with no bass on it. So I put some bass on it. The modern tone I went for might not be the most era-specific, but it felt like a good fit to me. This song was a real challenge, and I love playing it. Enjoy."