“Yes, that’s a real spider”: Sophie Lloyd’s Enter Sandman (Shred Version) adds extra fretboard flair to Metallica’s thrash classic – alongside some snakes and a tarantula named Rosie

Sophie Lloyd Metallica Enter Sandman shred cover
(Image credit: Sophie Lloyd / YouTube)

By now, you should be more than familiar with Sophie Lloyd’s shred guitar updates of classic tunes. Previous offerings have run the gauntlet from Led Zeppelin’s Stairway to Heaven to Pink Floyd’s Comfortably Numb and Dire Straits’ Sultans of Swing.

All of those previous tracks have offered their own playing challenges, with Lloyd offering a savvy new, instrumental take on the source material. Now, just in time for Halloween, she’s taken on Metallica’s haunting classic, Enter Sandman.

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Matt Parker
Features Editor, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is Features Editor for GuitarWorld.com. Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar, NME.com, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched CreativeMoney.co.uk, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.