Classic Rock

This takes me right back to my teens: a list of heavy metal versions of well-known classical pieces posted by Tom Service on The Guardian.

I haven’t listened to all of them yet, but the third movement of the moonlight sonata by Dr Viossi is impressive—technically tight, and more or less faithful to the score. What it loses in moments of quiet tension it makes up in adrenaline, and it fits the metal idiom perfectly.

I know this won’t be to everyone’s taste, but if it hadn’t been for an unorthodox version of the moonlight sonata, I’d probably never started listening to classical music in the first place.

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