Bill McClintock does some very entertaining (and highly skilled) mash-up work, but he reached all new heights with “Walk like an Angel of Death.” Taking the 80’s pop bounce and infectious melodies of The Bangles’ “Walk like an Egyptian” as the backdrop for the rhythmic grind that is Slayer’s classic “Angel of Death” is true genius at work. This is a collage you can’t see coming. The interwoven guitar solos made me smile, the placement of the opening scream made me laugh, but it was the bridge – combining the whistle-breakdown with the “infamous butcher” chorus – that sealed the deal. Something new from something old.
And, for posterity (and just because both of these songs are classics on their own):