Metallica colliding with Kanye West in a strangely enthralling and duly entertaining music mash-up? You bet your britches. Whether you're zoning at 4 in the morning or looking to the sky just before you die, this bizarre piece of audio might have your earbuds questioning reality — and maybe even your sanity. But don't take our word for it.

Just listen to the rhythmic mixture of the veteran rockers' 1984 Ride the Lightning classic "For Whom the Bell Tolls" with the enigmatic rapper's 2013 Yeezus condemnation "Black Skinhead." Go ahead and hear the Metallica meets Kanye West mash-up down toward the bottom of this post.

If you can stay alive through the raging glow, it might be interesting to know the mash-up was brought to life by mixmaster William Maranci, as MetalSucks pointed out Thursday (Oct. 10). The YouTuber inspired by similar work from DJ Cummerbund previously combined Tool with Taylor Swift.

Of their own volition, Metallica often foray into other musical styles, namely dalliances with classic music or their poetic but maligned 2011 collaboration with the Velvet Underground's Lou Reed, Lulu.

Kanye West's upcoming effort Jesus Is King was originally scheduled for release late last month, but it has yet to hit the streets. Since Yeezus, he's issued the albums The Life of Pablo (2016) and Ye (2018).

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