Larnell Lewis Hears "Enter Sandman" For The First Time

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0:00 - Introduction
Remember the first time you heard "Enter Sandman" by Metallica?
Or maybe you've never heard the song at all.
It's one of the most popular metal tracks of all time, but those outside the metal or rock world might not recognize it.
The last time Larnell Lewis came out to Drumeo, we challenged him to write a drum part - on the spot - to a song he'd never heard before (click here to watch) and he blew everyone away.
This time, Larnell wanted to try a style he's not known for playing: metal!
If you want to see a fusion drummer try to play one of the most popular metal songs of all time, don't miss this video (you can skip to 9.33 if you just want to watch Larnell play).
01:08 - Active listening
When learning a song, he practices active listening, which includes looking for these things:
Song form: How many measures are in each section?
Tone: How does the song feel? Is it aggressive or calm?
Specifics: Any shots you should look out for?
Larnell takes an analytical approach and breaks down all the details, noticing patterns and themes and how the different instruments play off each other. Because of this, he can already hum the chorus' melody and drum part after only hearing the song once, and remembers most of the structure as well.
09:33 - Performance
While he's known for his great drumming skills, he also has excellent listening skills and a strong memory. Larnell knows what to prioritize when learning, so he's able to learn quickly. You can learn how to do it too!
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  1. Marleen Rens

    Marleen Rens

    28 分钟 前

    he makes it look real easy .. ;-)

  2. Nitro Junkie

    Nitro Junkie

    34 分钟 前

    Unless you live under a rock, then you've heard the song WAY before now. All these "heard for the first time" videos are bullshit.

  3. Jimmy Erlandsson

    Jimmy Erlandsson

    小时 前

    Wayyyy better then the original

  4. lost in transformation

    lost in transformation

    小时 前

    I wanna see Metallica react to this.

  5. fred2660


    小时 前

    Looks like an easy song. Gonna play it too

  6. Encore Wizard

    Encore Wizard

    2 小时 前

    I want to see this guy do Hot for Teacher next.😆

  7. DMD


    2 小时 前

    I'll take more volume.... Correct

  8. tronlady 1

    tronlady 1

    2 小时 前

    right now give him some dream Theater 🙏🙏🙏

  9. Mario


    2 小时 前

    Holy shit, that breakdown right before the solo was so cool.

  10. Zoe Mia

    Zoe Mia

    2 小时 前

    I don't know anything about music, nothing about drums, don't even know how I found this video, and don't even know how but this was extremely entertaining and loved this video!

  11. BarryJohn79


    2 小时 前

    There's people who play the drums that couldn't do that after a week or practicing, not a 100% copy but wow what a effort, there's a few green eyes out there after watching this... 👍

  12. Barry Atkins

    Barry Atkins

    2 小时 前

    Damn dude you are awesome !!!, and so are Metallica

  13. Mike Cundy

    Mike Cundy

    3 小时 前

    I wonder how Lars thinks about Larnell nailing his drums the first time?

  14. Snikkelbek


    3 小时 前

    Still a brilliant song.

  15. Enrique Brusati

    Enrique Brusati

    3 小时 前

    Absolute amazing! I can't stop watching this.

  16. John Tierney

    John Tierney

    3 小时 前

    Bro he's heard it there's no way this is bs he got my view tho cpngrads

  17. Sean Lee

    Sean Lee

    3 小时 前

    I love what you did at the end even though it was accidental, it was different and very good. I think Metallica found their new drummer

  18. Mark Seaholts

    Mark Seaholts

    3 小时 前

    You're amazing brother

  19. jammerc64


    3 小时 前

    Love the moment after 3:40 when he's already familiar with structure 😊

  20. nnstepan n

    nnstepan n

    3 小时 前

    В конце налажал конечно, не вступил вовремя

  21. Ivana Šćepanović

    Ivana Šćepanović

    4 小时 前

    Love this 🥰 call a friend 🤣

  22. lucimayl055


    4 小时 前

    aMAZing man. fantastic!!

  23. James Dingle

    James Dingle

    4 小时 前

    Advanced musicians don't usually waste their time listening to whatever has made it onto the radio or top billboard 100 anymore. They're busy teaching theory and creating their own with the top studio musicians. True musicians, not whatever is popular. So much great talent is never heard because of the record companies and conformity.

  24. Joseph Rabb

    Joseph Rabb

    5 小时 前

    I would love to hear that track recorded like a studio remix, with the drums edited to match the tone of the song or a third take with the drums tuned and miced so you don’t have to edit the track.

  25. Murray Ball

    Murray Ball

    5 小时 前

    Well I have never seen anything like this before, and whilst I am pretty sure that it wasn't note for note, it certainly did fit in with the rest of the song, and like any live performance it usually is different from the recorded track. That was amazing. I would rather watch and listen to you live, than just listen to a recording of the original - very nice, thanks.

  26. Liones


    6 小时 前

    Amazed by your performance. Metallica fan btw :)

  27. white shadow

    white shadow

    6 小时 前

    Better than Lars. Sad but True.

  28. Bk Suntzu

    Bk Suntzu

    6 小时 前

    I’m just gonna say speechless!

  29. steamcroak


    7 小时 前

    This guy is mindblowing. A testament to devotion to one's craft. Truly mesmerizing

  30. Scott Sadler

    Scott Sadler

    7 小时 前

    Stop reading this comment and watch this vid again... it's amazing!

  31. Adun CC

    Adun CC

    7 小时 前

    drum track mind

  32. remo2708


    8 小时 前

    This is what happens when someone with such skill, intelligence and experience listens to a mostly 4/4 song with your basic verse chorus verse chorus layout. Would like to see him with with a not so basic “metal” song

  33. Mr Grey

    Mr Grey

    8 小时 前

    This guy is a genius

  34. Jarle Rasmussen

    Jarle Rasmussen

    8 小时 前

    For a first timer on Metallica.. wow! Well hammered! Straight down Metallica certified🕸 But Lars is Lars😉👍🏻

  35. Jason T

    Jason T

    8 小时 前

    Bang the f&@k out of those drums dale

  36. Andy Bay

    Andy Bay

    9 小时 前

    This dude is on another level. That's incredible.



    9 小时 前

    I have a lot of questions that stem from my inability to comprehend how you can just causally knock out a song after just one listen. Anyway it was badass 🤘🏻

  38. kickstar1


    10 小时 前

    If Metallica had any brains they would fire that hack Ulrich and hire this guy. Him and Trullio would devastate.

  39. Chris Clark

    Chris Clark

    10 小时 前

    Iron Maiden - Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Hallowed Be Thy Name if you do these do the studio version. Iron Maiden is the best live band ever, but in the studio versions you get Bruce Dickinson’s vocal ranges better. 🤘🤘UpTheIrons🤘🤘

  40. kickstar1


    10 小时 前

    Besides being a ferocious drummer, does this guy not seem like the nicest guy ever?

  41. Ron Nutter

    Ron Nutter

    11 小时 前

    I am a drummer, who unfortunately lost his right leg below the knee. In other words, I no longer have an ankle with which to have fun on the bass drum. Thus, I thoroughly enjoyed his triplets and more with the bass drum. Jealous as hell I can no longer do that. Good job, man. Riveting, and very enjoyable.

  42. Fehmi Uğur ÜNAL

    Fehmi Uğur ÜNAL

    11 小时 前

    try bigger ear tips for those Shures

    • Fehmi Uğur ÜNAL

      Fehmi Uğur ÜNAL

      11 小时 前

      first time playing the song and still better than Lars

  43. Balazs Szalai

    Balazs Szalai

    11 小时 前

    If you turn the volume all the way up you can hear Lars crying through the ether

  44. Brad


    11 小时 前

    This might be the single most impressive thing I've ever seen. Just an incredible level of expertise and a joy to behold.

  45. Дмитрий Митрион

    Дмитрий Митрион

    12 小时 前


  46. Ten C

    Ten C

    12 小时 前

    Efffffing awesome talent. Thoroughly enjoyed it. And Enter the Sandman is one of my all time fav song. Thank you for drumming on this beautiful track. Love from France! This video has the most views of all your uploads. That's the power of Metal genre. Knucklehead here 🤘🤘🤘🤘

  47. Gabe Petersen

    Gabe Petersen

    12 小时 前

    Wait wtf how does he predict that well?!?

  48. ricardo rivera

    ricardo rivera

    12 小时 前

    Love a good drum video, killed it



    12 小时 前

    Hes not even breaking hard at all after that. Easy peasy!

  50. Gummelgimp


    13 小时 前

    Amazing.... my first time I learned this song took a little bit more time ..... really nice

  51. Levi Houston

    Levi Houston

    13 小时 前

    2.7k people can't beat his high score in Drum Hero

  52. Mister Black

    Mister Black

    13 小时 前

    Talking about breathing new life into a song I f**king hate.

  53. Mister Black

    Mister Black

    13 小时 前

    Oh shit! James gotta see this! Lol



    13 小时 前

    I am not anywhere near your level expertise. With that being said... I would comment, that you are on the right path. However, in my opinion, this song represents more meaning than sound. - Matthew S. Shea

  55. Matt Tubbs

    Matt Tubbs

    13 小时 前

    This was awesome!!

  56. Brian Ferber

    Brian Ferber

    13 小时 前

    Holy shit! Had no idea I needed to hear his closing speech, but I did. Thank you. 🙏🏼

  57. Ludwig van Beethoven

    Ludwig van Beethoven

    13 小时 前

    That's a terrible song w a world class production. They have better songs and everyone choose this.....oh well bad habits die hard.

  58. SOPhenix1855


    13 小时 前

    Great video. Please do more like this

  59. Glen Blessing

    Glen Blessing

    13 小时 前

    My man! 🤘

  60. M Carthy

    M Carthy

    14 小时 前

    Would love to see him recreate a yussef dayes track

  61. leonardoolivar


    14 小时 前

    How amazing would be, listening the way this guy does. Can feel the way he feels the music can't feel it the same way...

  62. Dan Villa

    Dan Villa

    14 小时 前

    Can people like him turn it off and just enjoy the song? Im not musically inclined and couldn't imagine dissecting every note and time. Honest question

  63. LSFprepper


    14 小时 前

    Having heard this song so many times I could definitely tell it wasn't Metallica level drums. . . But no one listening to this song for the first time would ever imagine this guy had never played it before. Amazing job and well done!

  64. Leo Agustin

    Leo Agustin

    14 小时 前


  65. David Velarde

    David Velarde

    15 小时 前


  66. pEnTagRammm


    15 小时 前

    "Big hi-hats"... story of Lars's life😂

  67. [Bloggins] River by MNL48 is a Bop

    [Bloggins] River by MNL48 is a Bop

    15 小时 前

    That was fkn amazing.

  68. Adam Macias

    Adam Macias

    15 小时 前

    Can't wait till he hears Tool for the first time.

  69. 66gtb


    15 小时 前

    My right foot is tired.

  70. W B

    W B

    15 小时 前

    Well that went freaking awesome....Great job

  71. Cameron


    15 小时 前

    Too bad it's such a weak metal drum selection. This guy is way too talented and charismatic for this song

  72. CyLuS_sEcToR9


    16 小时 前

    10:48 The Drum Professor

  73. Daniel Gonzalez

    Daniel Gonzalez

    16 小时 前

    First Time??? This man is liar!!!

  74. Wilson Alexander Pinzon Rueda

    Wilson Alexander Pinzon Rueda

    16 小时 前

    Are You Lying?

  75. R H

    R H

    16 小时 前

    I love watching people who see the music. That's Larnell. It's impressive enough to be able to deconstruct the techniques but to put it all together simply by listening. Wow. You are a gift Larnell. Thank you for sharing with us.

  76. Cody Huseby

    Cody Huseby

    16 小时 前

    Show this guy a Carbomb song lol

  77. Rogério Alves Portela

    Rogério Alves Portela

    16 小时 前

    Larnell Lewis in Metallica, now....!!!

  78. alex woldhuis

    alex woldhuis

    16 小时 前

    this was very cool ! i love your skills. but now lets step up the game....... slayer angel of death..

  79. Ryan McGonagle

    Ryan McGonagle

    16 小时 前

    That was unbelievably impressive. Golden talent.

  80. Travis Richins

    Travis Richins

    17 小时 前

    Best part 5:32 "Ooooh I'm going to miss that"

  81. Nay Harries

    Nay Harries

    17 小时 前

    What a talented dude! That was awesome man!

  82. Mark J Foley

    Mark J Foley

    17 小时 前

    YourAN AMZING human being

  83. Jason Schaub

    Jason Schaub

    17 小时 前

    One time, and you put Lars out of a job! That snare is fire! 🤟

  84. rsbmg


    17 小时 前


  85. olego23


    17 小时 前

    dunno if its fake or real, but this man fucking nailed it. Hail from Ukraine

  86. Kune Sleiyer

    Kune Sleiyer

    17 小时 前

    Better than the original.

  87. Frodokeuh


    17 小时 前

    i mean i can understand if someone is not into music have never heard enter sandman before but he is in the music business...! there's no way he can dodge that song on the radio



    18 小时 前

    Geez the internet really can be a tool if you use it right!

  89. joe gomes

    joe gomes

    18 小时 前

    Amazing 👏 thank you for your talent 🙏

  90. James Degnan

    James Degnan

    18 小时 前

    This version version is more metal than the original.

  91. Billy D Baker

    Billy D Baker

    18 小时 前

    Great stuff. Good advice at the end too :)

  92. spineboy


    18 小时 前

    Dude is awesome, and knows his stuff. This was childs play for him. This was like Mozart listening to Salieri, and then improvising and improving his song on the first listening.

  93. Dana Dziedzic

    Dana Dziedzic

    18 小时 前

    holy shit, this is awesome!!!

  94. uncleheide


    18 小时 前

    That dude is amazing. Subscribed.

  95. Francois Waterbee

    Francois Waterbee

    18 小时 前

    Dear Larnell, you are amazingly good at capturing the essence of a piece et delivering it!

  96. James Estrada

    James Estrada

    19 小时 前

    Let’s see him play Dyers Eve or Shortest Straw...

  97. Yuri


    19 小时 前

    Expert musicians breaking down music is one of the most cool things. I was forced to play several instruments as a kid but never really understood music. Came back as an adult in an other musical field and bam learned so much. Now watching musicians geek about theory and praxis is the freaking best. You learn so much about the complexity of music you never saw before.

  98. Ricardo Mauricio Araya

    Ricardo Mauricio Araya

    19 小时 前

    This was awesome!

  99. Joe Blankenship

    Joe Blankenship

    19 小时 前

    Those drums sound sweeeeet!

  100. Robert Donoho

    Robert Donoho

    19 小时 前

    Dude is an amazing artist. I love watching his mind dissect and construct the 🎵