There is a reason why high school is always one of the most unforgettable parts of a person’s life. A lot of amazing things happen in this phase, and it always begins with knowing more about who you are and what you are capable of.
High school is where kids turn into young men and women just starting to realize what they are made of and what they are aspiring to be. That’s just like what happened to these incredible teen boys who figured out what they can do after bravely joining a high school talent show.
They call themselves John Wilkes Tooth and The Plaque Assassins. Their name is unusual, but there is another thing about them that shouts how extraordinary they are: their extreme talent in music!
These teenagers attend Becker High School in Minnesota and during the school’s talent show, they found the courage to work together and perform on stage. The guys practiced for only a few weeks before the event, but they undoubtedly nailed their number!
The band is composed of Jordan Maiers on the guitar and vocals, Luke O’Neil as the lead guitarist, Cody Sakry on the bass, and Mark Peterson on the drums. Wearing their round-neck shirts and cargo shorts, these young men took the gymnasium by storm with their rendition of “Fade to Black,” an iconic song popularized by Metallica.
The song was originally released way back in 1984, but its power and incredible impact are still there. The crowd went wild with the boys’ amazing version of the song!
It all started with a soft introduction of the song, with light guitar plucking and gradual transition to the rock and heavy metal part.
These guys may be from high school, but their talent sure is way beyond their years. The original singers would surely feel proud of their incredible take on the song.
The boys may have felt inspired by the original arrangement, but the vocalist sang using his own voice and not like the throaty vocals of Metallica. It was a different kind of amazing and people in the audience are wowed, to say the least.
The lead guitarist, O’Neil, truly shone on stage and his guitar skills are unbelievable. He and Maiers, the vocalist, can definitely play the instrument well.
They were highly coordinated and not even once would you guess that it took them only a couple of weeks to complete practicing their piece. They are indeed true talents, and we can’t help but think that we are seeing the next great rock group in them.
Sadly, the band did not bag the first place in the competition although they ended up in second place.
Yes, they may have had a few mistakes here and there, but their incredible talent in music and as a band is still something that nobody can deny that day.
They were in second place but they totally stole millions of hearts on the internet. Someone was able to capture their performance in full and uploaded the video on YouTube. The clip earned more than 6.6 million views online! Now, that only proves how talented these teenagers are.
Everyone knows that rock music, especially heavy metal, is no mean feat to take on. These boys are truly brave for deciding to sing a Metallica song, and we are happy that they did!
Are you excited to see these boys in action as they rock it out on stage? Play the video below to witness their fantastic performance.
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Source: Mark Peterson