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Mastodon - Leviathan (Piano)
March 22, 2012 8:01 AM   Subscribe

John Abbott plays metal covers on the piano. On the 20th March, he uploaded a 39 minute video of himself playing Mastodon's 2004 concept album, Leviathan, in its entirety.

The album is based on Herman Melville's famous novel, Moby Dick.
posted by knapah (13 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite

 
Seems pretty awesome so far. I'd love a professionally recorded/mixed/etc. version of this.
posted by Sticherbeast at 8:18 AM on March 22, 2012


I had to give up learning 'Rust In Peace' because my low E string died. I am super pissed that this guy preempted me with piano metal, but he is very good. Thoughtful, accurate rendering of an awesome album.

Still gonna beat him up, though.
posted by TheRedArmy at 8:23 AM on March 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


Just please only bust up his face and not his fingers.
posted by notyou at 8:25 AM on March 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


'Cause that'd be cruel.
posted by notyou at 8:25 AM on March 22, 2012


The undisputed MASTER of metal covers on the piano is Vika.
This is her youtube (with over 41 million video views) and website: Vika goes wild.
Enjoy her work: it's incredible.
posted by ruelle at 8:26 AM on March 22, 2012 [4 favorites]


Earlier today Mastodon posted this on their facebook page which is where I saw it.
posted by knapah at 8:29 AM on March 22, 2012


Just please only bust up his face and not his fingers. 'Cause that'd be cruel.

Oops---how do you put back skin and tissue onto someone's hand after you have doused it in acid?
posted by TheRedArmy at 8:33 AM on March 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


See also: Viktoriya Yermolyeva
posted by Trurl at 9:54 AM on March 22, 2012


Holy crap Leviathan came out EIGHT YEARS AGO.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 12:37 PM on March 22, 2012 [5 favorites]


It's not really heavy metal piano (more like hardcore), but D. J. Lebowitz -Holiday In Cambodia is kinda a classic of this genre.
posted by ovvl at 6:56 PM on March 22, 2012


I liked this even though I'm not a big fan of the original. Got spoiled by Remission.
posted by ersatz at 7:01 PM on March 22, 2012


His Opeth covers are pretty enjoyable too.
posted by ersatz at 7:14 PM on March 22, 2012


Having listened to this a few times, and checked out some of Vika's stuff on Youtube, I can say that I prefer this guy by a long, long stretch. So much more feel.
posted by Dysk at 5:20 AM on March 23, 2012


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