Eddie Munson promised “the most metal concert in the history of the world” in “Stranger Things 4” Volume 2…and he delivered.
Note: Mild spoilers ahead.
But without giving too much away, Eddie (Joseph Quinn) and Dustin Henderson (Gaten Matarazzo) are sent into the Upside Down as part of the gang’s plan to take down the villain Vecna.
The two must distract the “demo bats” guarding Creel House – and true to his character, Eddie does so by breaking out his electric guitar.
“It’s as if she was destined for an alternate dimension,” Munson says, admiring his guitar in the stark gray world of Upside Down.
Then he takes his guitar to the roof of his trailer and launches “Master of Puppets,” the title track of Metallica’s 1986 masterpiece, with lyrics that fit the moment perfectly:
By the way, ‘Master of Puppets’ was released on March 3, 1986. That’s just weeks before the setting of ‘Stranger Things 4’, proving that Eddie is a real fan.
Part 1, released on Netflix in May, sent Kate Bush’s 1985 hit “Running Up That Hill” back to the charts, where it remains today.
“Master of Puppets” has already seen a spate of plays and is currently ranked 21st on Spotify’s US charts, less than three days after the show premiered.
Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo said on Instagram that his son, Tye, provided extra guitar for the big moment.
‘That’s my boy! Proud of you Tye!” he wrote, adding that longtime Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett helped.
Fans on social media hailed Qunn’s turn as Munson as the “most metal” moment: