Here's a Hilarious Black Metal Cover of Toto's 'Africa': Watch
There is no denying that this is the summer of Toto. The veteran rock band is having an undeniable moment thanks to Weezer's hit cover of their 1982 single "Africa." So, of course, jokey black metal band Woods of Trees have put their own doom-laden spin on the song. The group, which has applied their frosty, guttural take to hits by Psy, Avril Lavigne, Adele, Justin Timberlake and Justin Bieber, are at it again with "Toto - Africa True Blak Metal 2018 Edition."
Featuring the band's iconic singer -- complete with white face paint, raccoon-eye make-up and black lipstick -- the clip opens with a furious double kick-drum beat as he growls some switched-up lyrics: "She's flying in straight from Norway/ The moonlit wings reflect the stars/ That guide me towards SATIN/ I stopped some guy along the way/ Hoping to find a Bathory shirt."
The screeching musical assault is accompanied by pastoral images of rainforests, wheat fields, beaches and flaming skulls, along with a shout-out to Deafheaven and super cute kittens wearing tiny hats and monocles.
Watch the video below.