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This Youtuber played A-ha’s Take on Me as metalcore … and you’ve got to hear it

Musician and Youtuber Anthony Vincent is blowing up the internet in a series of music videos, changing up some of our favourite songs.

His latest cover, a performance of A-ha’s hit “Take on Me”, has raked more than half a million views in just 3 days.

The video has grabbed the attention of huge news outlets such as Digg, 9Gag and of course, Lost at E Minor!

“Take on Me” has been particularly successful because Anthony takes the song all the way from Snoop Dog to Lamb of God, managing to nail the composition in completely contrasting vocal styles.

The musician transforms the song from the high pitched screams of Skid Row to the ethereal voice of Enya with impressive ease.

Watch the video below, featuring Sweden based musician Seth Everman.

Norwegian synthpop band A-ha recorded the original “Take On Me” in 1984, and there is no doubt it’s the most popular song of the band’s catalogue. It reached number two on the UK Singles Chart in October 1985, and held the top position in the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in the same month.

Anthony performs the hit song in hip-hop, metal, R&B and even takes it to the grounds of progressive rock.

Talk about talent.

It’s not the first time he’s done it though. On his channel Ten Second Songs, which already has 2.5 million subscribers, he’s taken Nirvana’s “Smells like Teen Spirit” to the totally opposite sound spectrum of Bonnie Tyler and Hall & Oates with hysterical results.

If you’re a fan, Anthony and his band have put out a Patreon campaign so you can fund his future musical endeavors. They also have a debut album called “Sky Goes On” available for free on Itunes and Spotify.