Rodrigo y Gabriela topped our Best Cover Songs of 2019 list with a truly epic version of Pink Floyd’s “Echoes,” and the Mexican flamenco-metal duo have already returned. Their new Mettal EP includes covers of Metallica’s “Battery” (listen here), Slayer’s “Seasons in the Abyss,”: and, in a new single just posted, Megadeth’s “Holy Wars…The Punishment Due.”
If you’ve ever heard any of the pair’s many metal covers, you know the drill: furious acoustic guitars circling around some of the most iconic riffs in heavy-metal history. But don’t call it a formula; their inventiveness and sheer chops always astounds, putting them well above all the ironic-cross-genre-coverers on YouTube. Listen to “Holy Wars” below.
Check out many of Rod y Gab’s other metal covers here.