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Geek in the Tubes – Episode 10: Metal Videogame Covers

by on April 27, 2012
 

Geek in the TubesHello, and welcome to episode 10 of Geek in the Tubes, your monthly look at some of the best gaming-related videos which are available on the world wide web.

This week I’ve searched the internet far and wide, but mostly just YouTube, to find the most amazing videogame inspired metal covers you’re likely to hear. This is metal music at its finest though, so if you don’t like real music then you may want to turn your speakers down before you press the play button. If your parents are in the room though, turn it waaaaaay up.

Firstly we have possibly one of the greatest videogame songs of all time, reworked into a metal theme. It’s Dragonborn from Bethesda’s epic The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. METAL!!

Next up we’ve got a metal rearrangement of the battle theme from Final Fantasy VII – Those Who Fight. There’s a reason songs like this are stuck in people’s head; Nobuo Uematsu is a master musician.

When I think about metal versions of videogame music it’s never a long time before I start thinking about The Halo Theme: Mjolnir Mix by Martin O’Donnell and Michael Salvatori, a piece of music which features guitar played by the legendary Steve Vai.

What kind of World of Warcraft player would I be if I didn’t include WoW in this list somewhere? Well, here it is, a metal cover of the theme music from the second expansion pack; Wrath of the Lich King. And what an impressive cover it is too.

No list about videogame music could be called complete without the theme from The Legend of Zelda. In metal. This one is made even better by the fact that the guy playing the piece is wearing an Iron Maiden T-Shirt; you can’t get any better than that!

As a little bit of something extra to enjoy – you can never have too much metal – here’s the prelude to Final Fantasy VII in glorious metal. Prelude Bombware!

And that’s it for this edition of Geek in the Tubes! we’ll be back next month with more video delights for you to enjoy.

If you have an idea for a theme for a future episode of Geek in the Tubes, then leave your thoughts as a comment below and I’ll see what I can rustle up!

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