It shouldn't come as a surprise that great white sharks like heavy metal. But when Matt Waller, a charter boat operator in South Australia's Port Lincoln, played "Back in Black" and "You Shook Me All Night Long" by AC/DC underwater, he says the sharks become less aggressive. Some even rub their snouts against the caged speakers, which is adorable in a terrifying way.
"I guess the visual people expect is that of a shark with long hair kind of headbanging past the cage doing the air guitar," Waller says in an interview on All Things Considered. "But, of course, sharks don't actually have ears, and it's the frequency and vibration they're after."
But of course I want to think about a headbanging, air-guitaring shark with long hair. That quote singlehandedly made my day. Reportedly, Waller plans to expand the playlist to include Led Zeppelin, The White Stripes, Ozzy Osbourne and Wolfmother, which are all excellent choices. But here are five more recent metal albums to vibrate shark-infested waters.