Filed Under (Acoustic Covers) by Aaron on April-2-2011

This is the first of many posts by Aaron, AV contributor extraordinaire.

Orion, an often underrated Metallica song, has long been one of my favorites by the group.  We have posted a few videos from this amazing duo, but we just can’t get enough.  While the concept of an acoustic band playing metal music is nigh on a cliche right now, and slapping a guitar is seen as an overused gimmick, there are some musicians out there who can pull these off beautifully (Rodrigo y Gabriela, Flametal and Tommy Emmanuel come to mind instantly).  Rodrigo y Gabriela perform an absolutely amazing cover of Orion, beginning with a lovely percussion piece played on the guitar, building up to a sublime interpretation of the piece, illustrating the role of classical music in metal composition, a strong understanding of theory, and amazing musicians.

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