If the Lamb of God film As the Palaces Burn wasn’t interrupted by Randy Blythe’s arrest and subsequent trial on suspicion of manslaughter, it still would have been a compelling documentary about a metal band from Richmond that managed to amass a worldwide following. A few months ago, we caught up with The Snake Charmer, who proved that adage by being an Indian bagpipe player (!) that covered Lamb of God’s “Hourglass.” While this isn’t quite as exotic, it’s still amazingly badass. Cellist Raphael Weinroth-Browne did a really moving cover of Opeth’s “Harvest” arranged for nine cellos. Now he’s back, and he’s taken on Lamb of God’s “Walk With Me In Hell.”
Using Chris Adler’s original drum tracks from Sacrament, Weinroth-Browne plays the guitar and bass lines on cello. It really states the case that Apocalyptica started all those years ago that the cello is a metal instrument. It also says something about how well Lamb of God’s music can be translated into classical.
[via Metal Sucks]