If there’s one thing I love in this world it’s The Legend of Zelda, and if there’s another it’s metal music. Ever since I was young I was always fascinated by metal. The genre’s aggressive tone, complex arrangements, and sonic intensity drew me in just as the vibrant land of Hyrule did for Zelda games. Thanks to the creativity and talent of our community’s musically inclined fans, I’m lucky to see these two appreciations blended with regularity. One such example is this recent metal cover of A Link to the Past‘s “Dark World Dungeon” by video game cover band Lame Genie.

Lame Genie is comprised of Jeff McGowan (guitar), Kyle James (drums and programming), and Mike Costigan (bass). These guys certainly have the chops for the genre, as evidenced by this excellent cover. The guitar lays the atmospheric groundwork as we see Link’s iconic battle with the Helmasaur King. Then, they tear into the opening riff with a heaviness appropriate to the track’s intensity. The drums are powerful and percussive, laden with impressive double-bass fills. A moment of cool down faces us with the penultimate boss fight against Trinexx before the song crescendos with a chugging riff and relentless blast beat. Special mention should be made for the music video’s incredible production. Lame genie can play a mad tune and put on a great show!

The Lame Genie trio has done metal covers of many more iconic video game and pop culture musical pieces. They’ve done some other Zelda songs as well, including this cover of Skyward Sword‘s “Ballad of the Goddess”. If you would like to learn more about Lame Genie you can visit their website or their YouTube channel. You can also follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

What do you think of this cover? What other songs would you like to see covered in this style? Let us know in the comments below!


Source: Lame Genie

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