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Shovel Knight STRIKE THE EARTH - Metal Cover!
Hey guys! Here's the completed video for my newest cover which was a request from my man Pepowned. Thanks for the awesome request man!

I've been wanting to do this theme for a while, some of my favorite VGM metal covers of all time have been this theme and I'm glad to have finaly stepped in and do my thing with it as well!

The melodies and harmonies on this piece are absolutely insane. I didn't even really deviate much from the original because it's already so shreddy that simply playinng it as it is is so insanely challenging. However I did throw in a run or 2 there ;) Also fun fact: this is probably my first cover in years that I haven't done a sweep arpeggio... weird.

The rhythms / bass / drums I really wanted to make groove. It was challenging becasue the track is so fast and chaotic but I was dead set on establishing a groove in there for me to shred on. If you guys were watching my writing stream for this, you know that it was so weird trying to write the drums because this theme utilizes so much "off-beat" rhythm techniques. The  downbeat is always on the off beat and it's just so weird to try and groove on that, but when you do it right, it's so rad.

I had such a blast making this cover and I hope you guys enjoyed listening to it as much as I enjoyed making it. Thank you so much for continuing to support my music even through these hectic holiday times! I love you guys. 

Let me know what you think of this!

~ Jack / ToxicxEternity

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