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Last week, I kicked off what I’m hoping will be a regular Hump-day feature here: Patchy’s Inappropriate Instrumentals. This is where I take a song that you may or may not know, and find a version of it that someone has recorded with instruments that don’t really fit the song, or things that aren’t even instruments at all.
Last week, I featured a dude covering Lamb of God on a marimba. This week I’m going to keep with the heavy theme with some Slayer.
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Much like Lamb of God, I wasn’t exposed to much Slayer until I got to high school, and I’m pretty sure it was another Guitar World magazine that first introduced me to guitarist Kerry King (the bald tattooed guy on the right) and some of Slayer’s better-known riffs. The first Slayer song I ever listened to completely was Angel Of Death, and was confused when what I thought was going to be a wailing guitar solo over the intro turned out to just be a scream…
See what I mean at 0:19.
That’s not the song we’re here to focus on, though. We’re here to focus on Raining Blood, which does happen to be from the same album. If you’re an avid player of Guitar Hero then you’ll recognize this as one of the final songs in the third installment of the game.
A pretty intense, heavy tune… So imagine my joy when I discovered that someone had covered it on a BANJO!
His name is Rob Scallon, and from a look at his YouTube channel, he seems to be pretty multi-talented. There’s a couple other Slayer covers in there, on ukulele and cello.
Anyway, there you go. Until next week, remember…