There may never be a vocal part in metal as identifiable as David Draiman’s “OOOOO-WAKAKAKA!” in Disturbed‘s classic nu-metal rager “Down With The Sickness.” Something about that pierced man’s mating call struck a chord with the world, and it quickly became one of the most imitated bits of rock singing in history. Now, the Internet has done what the Internet is good for, and has mashed up a kitten mewling with “Down With The Sickness,” so that it sounds like the kitten is screaming that part. You’re welcome.
The mash-up was created when Tiktok user (Tiktokker? God, we’re old) Jalen Amend (@the_jaybird379) posted a clip of a woman asking her cat Storky (@storkythecat — yes, the kitten has a Tiktok, and its name is Storky) if it was hungry, to which the kitty responded with a little ‘AH-AH-AH” noise.
Amend asked the web, “I know I don’t got a lot of followers, but if someone could make that cat sound to Down With the Sickness – that ‘wah-ah-ah-ah’ – that’d be great. Tag me in it.” Of course, this stone couldn’t be left unturned, and fellow Tiktokker Wyatt (@fly_wy) responded with a resounding, “Fuckin’ like the way you think. Consider it done.” Then, a miracle occurred.
The video was eventually picked up by Disturbed themselves, who apparently have a good sense of humor about these sorts of things. Check out the full remix of “Down With The Sickness” featuring Storky on vocals below:
@disturbed😂🤘 @the_jaybird379 @fly_wy @storkythecat 😂🤘 @the_jaybird379 @fly_wy @storkythecat #disturbed #downwiththesickness #thesickness #stitch #epic♬ Down with the Sickness – Disturbed
As always, The Pit will continue to bring you impartial coverage on hard-hitting rock and metal news. However, given the merciless nature of life in the modern day, we urge you, please, from the bottom of our hearts: look at the kitty.
Words by Chris Krovatin