Eddie Munson promised “the most metal concert in the history of the world” in “Stranger Things 4” Volume 2… and he delivered.
Warning: slight spoilers ahead.
But without giving too much away, Eddie (Joseph Quinn) and Dustin Henderson (Gaten Matarazzo) are sent to the Upside Down as part of the gang’s plan to confront the villainous Vecna.
The two must distract the “demobats” guarding Creel House – and true to character, Eddie does so by pulling out his electric guitar.
“It feels like it was destined for an alternate dimension,” Munson says, admiring his guitar in the dark, gray world of the Upside Down.
Then he takes his guitar to the roof of his trailer and launches into “Master of Puppets,” the title track from Metallica’s 1986 masterpiece, with lyrics that fit the moment perfectly:
“Master of Puppets,” by the way, was released on March 3, 1986. That’s just weeks before “Stranger Things 4” was filmed, proving that Eddie is a real fan.
Volume 1, released on Netflix in May, returned Kate Bush’s 1985 hit “Running Up That Hill” to the charts, where it remains today.
Already, “Master of Puppets” has seen a surge in plays and is currently No. 21 on Spotify’s US charts, less than three days after the show’s premiere.
Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo said on Instagram that his son, Tye, provided an extra guitar for the big time.
“That’s my boy! Proud of you Tye!” he wrote, adding that longtime Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett helped out.
Fans on social media hailed Qunn’s turn as Munson the “most metal” moment: