Netflix must really love Metallica. Just months after notorious with “Master of Puppets” in Stranger Things, now the streaming network has placed another track from the metal icons in the new The Addams Family spinoff show, Wednesday.
This time the featured song is “Nothing Else Matters”, although it’s not the original, but rather the haunting instrumental version made by the Finnish symphonic metal band Apocalyptic. The spot comes near the end of episode three (titled “Friend or Wee”) of the Tim Burton-helmed series, which just launched in November. 23.
About Leo sighed, “The music was heard in the episode during the montage near the end when Enid is waiting for Ajax so they can go on a date when Ajax accidentally turns himself into stone and while Wednesday sits at his desk writing and talking about not believe in chance. And that monsters are everywhere.”
Apocalyptica’s version of “Nothing Else Matters” comes from their 1998 album Symphony of the Inquisition which contained a few instrumental originals as well as chamber orchestra recordings of a number of metal tracks such as Believe no more, Sepultura, Panther and four Metallica covers.
Wednesday also features some other great tracks on the soundtrack including The rolling stones, Cramps and Fleetwood Mac and of course a score from Burton’s go-to Danny Elfmanaccording to The packaging which has the full overview of all the music included in the series.
But the Apocalyptica x Metallica choice is most intriguing when you look at how much Stranger Things placement became a cultural boon for both Metallica and Netflix over the summer, resulting in the first time the song has ever broken into Spotify’s Top 50 as well as the launch of a merch collaboration between the band and Netflix and a special tribute to the show during Metallica’s set this year Lollapalooza.
With Metallica’s surprise today, Nov. 28, announce their 12th studio album 72 Seasons coming in April and returning sound from the first single, “Lux Aeterna”, there will be even more music for Netflix to draw from in the future.
For now, you can revisit Apocalyptica’s version of “Nothing Else Matters” below.