And here I was thinking Brokencyde was a unicum. Apparently, they're just plowing a rich furrow where hip-hop vocals are straightforwardly replaced by people screaming. Not full-on commercial metal covers, but decidedly lo-fi affairs over the original instrumental. Youtube has a whole scene of this kind of stuff:
Possibly the original, I Set My Friend On Fire's take on Crank That (Soulja Boy):
Subscene's version of Lollipop:
Anonymous (as far as I can tell "Calvary Boys" is not a real name) version of Laffy Taffy:
This Rigid Empire covers Whatever You Like:
So Long Secrets does Right Round:
And so on. I'm honestly not sure how to interpret this, but it seems genuine and loving enough, I'm not catching the parody vibe here. It all seems to be from small, american towns and made by very young kids, some of which have label deals. Anyone have better insights?
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