It looks like Netflix is bringing even more metal to their streaming service! It was some months ago when we heard the Metallica “Master of Puppets” cameo in Stranger Things season 4, but now the metal band As Oceans is getting their time to shine on Netflix.
Somewhat recently, the streaming service released the finale of their show Dead to Me. Per the show’s Wikipedia page, the following is provided regarding the show’s premise:
“Dead to Me is about a friendship that blossoms between Jen (Christina Applegate) and Judy (Linda Cardellini). Jen is a recently widowed real estate agent based in Laguna Beach, California, trying to come to terms with her loss through therapy, exercise, and other methods. She uses anger and resentment as an outlet for her grief. She meets Judy in a grief support group. Jen mourns her husband, who was killed by a hit-and-run driver, while Judy claims that she is grieving for her fiancé who died of a heart attack. In actuality, Judy is the hit-and-run driver whose fiancé broke up with her. The two characters face their struggles differently, as Jen finds herself in a dark place while Judy maintains a positive disposition. This difference quickly leads to a deep bond between the two. Jen becomes more unhinged as she unravels the mystery of her husband’s death and Judy’s secrets.”
Well during the show’s finale season, the music of progressive metal act As Oceans makes an appearance. For those who don’t know, per the band’s Bandcamp page: “The North Carolina metal group As Oceans has been described as crushing and furious with a unique take on heavy music. Earth-moving guitar riffs paired with vicious vocals and pounding drums, As Oceans grabs you by the throat and doesn’t let go. As Oceans’ music hauntingly fits with what is alluded through their name; a force of vast power and infinite mystery.”
You can check out the scene below where As Oceans’ music makes a cameo, but if you are following the show and are not caught up yet, we just want to give a heads-up for potential spoilers. We love that more metal is making its way into pop culture. What are some shows/movies that you think would be a good fit for metal?