Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Erik Hinds
"Angel of Death"

Erik Hinds
Reign in Blood
(Solponticello, 2005)

Today, we continue with heavy metal cover songs, specifically acoustic versions of Slayer tunes.

Athens, GA guitarist Erik Hinds, who now goes by the name Killick, plays this badass thing called the H'arpeggione (picture after the jump), built for him in 1999 by master instrument designer and builder Fred Carlson. I've seen (and heard, of course) him play it a number of times, and it's really something to behold.

In 2005, Erik decided to record his own version of Slayer's classic Reign in Blood album, on solo H'arpeggione. Today's track is the leadoff track, Angel of Death. Please, commence headbanging.

The H'arpeggioneMore photos here

3 biased opinions:

James Von Sutekh said...

If you're going to continue this this thing with Slayer covers, then in the interests of the greater public good it seems only fair I warn you against the drum and bass cover of Raining Blood by Concorde Dawn. Unspeakably dreadful, and that's not just because I don't like dance music. I mean, how can something put together on a computer be out of time with itself? That's how fucked the musical runt is.

Lightning Baltimore said...

You're in luck!

1: I have never heard of Concorde Dawn (crap name, though)
2: We are four minutes from the posting of the next entry, which is a Shirelles cover

Biki Honko said...

i love this one! Oh gawd, is something wrong with me?