Fridays in the Key of Geek: Zelda Meets Metal

The Legend of Zelda theme gets shredded.

I’ve always especially liked covers that put a unique twist on the song that’s being used, whether it’s a lighthearted turn on ‘Single Ladies’ by Pomplamoose, or something with the somber gravity of Johnny Cash’s take on ‘Hurt’.

Guitarist Eric Calderone has done just that with the Legend of Zelda theme by turning it into a metal tour de force. Not only does he have very strong technique, but you can also see on his face that he’s plain old enjoying himself, especially when he pulls off a tough line in the song. That kind of enthusiasm shines through in his playing and makes the cover that much more enjoyable.

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I’d love to see Eric and Zack B (who does drum covers that we’ve featured before) team up with Powerglove, combine all their video game cover powers, and just melt faces around the globe. T’would be glorious.

Robert Hill-Williams
Robert Hill-Williams
Robert Hill-Williams

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The only things Rob has been doing longer than gaming are breathing, sleeping, eating, and reading. RPGs were what made him view games as an experience instead of a distraction, but these days he likes and plays every genre gaming has to offer. Outside of his usual reviews and articles on MTB, you can find Rob on the weekly Mashcast and frequenting Twitter.

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