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This Heavy Metal Cover of Tchaikovsky’s ‘March from the Nutcracker’ Will Rock Your Christmas Socks Off

Are Christmas carols putting you to sleep this year? Then YouTuber Charlie Parra del Riego is here to snap you wide awake. It’s Tchaikovsky meets metal.Del Riego’s lightning-fast licks help make this heavy metal cover of “March from The Nutcracker” a headbanger’s dream come true.

When people hear “March from the Nutcracker,” they picture ballerinas and sugar plum fairies. This video, with del Riego’s rocker looks and awesome guitar licks, puts a completely different spin on this popular piece of music.

Keeping his concentration focused on fast, high-powered picking, del Riego produces a version that gives rockers everywhere their very own Christmas tribute.

Turning “March,” a classical piece of music from the Romantic Period, into a rock-worthy Christmas ballad with screaming metal guitar riffs, is an accomplishment.

Play this while opening presents under the Christmas tree, and be sure to turn the volume up for a very metal Christmas!

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