Musician Rob Scallon proves that with the right technique, you can play any genre of music on any instrument, despite its original intent. While this “metal” track loses a bit of its edge on a traditional Indian 19-string sitar, it’s still surprisingly pleasing to the ear.
Awesome Heavy Metal
Our brains are so programmed to hearing hard rock and metal guitar riffs played with fuzz, that we’ve forgotten what electric guitars really sound like. The Paranormal Guitar Channel reveals what some tunes sound like without the effect – basically, it’s surf music, a la Dick Dale.
(PG-13) Fantasy illustrator Skinner and Hey Beautiful Jerk’s animated video for High on Fire’s track is a heavy metal fever dream, packed with vibrant colors, fantastic creatures, demons, battles, blood, guts, and even a couple of cartoon boobies for good measure.
(PG-13: Language) The talented jerk that is Mark Kozelek aka Sun Kil Moon goes on barely controlled rambles about being mystified and being grateful for love amidst the droning waves by post-metal band Jesu. Even if the first track isn’t your thing, give the others a chance.
Musician Martha Psyko performs rock and metal tunes on her electric violin. From AC/DC’s Thunderstruck to GNR’s Sweet Child O’ Mine to Bon Jovi’s Livin’ on a Prayer, to Metallica’s Master of Puppets, she knows her way around a fiddle. Her Misirlou ain’t bad either.