Metal and classical music go together wonderfully well, and YouTube guitarists Cole Rolland and Sophie Lloyd have taken that concept to a whole new level with their heavy new cover of Beethoven’s 5th Symphony.
“Sophie and I have joked around for ages about working together, and it finally happened!” Cole enthuses. “We arrived at creating a fully unique, metalized arrangement of the classical piece: Beethoven’s 5th Symphony. I promise you’ve never heard Beethoven like this. The original piece lends itself to duelling violins that call and answer each other in such an engaging way. Why not experience this on fully new terrain with shredding electric guitars, thick breakdowns, and modern metal production?
“Sit back and enjoy our take on one of the most recognisable pieces in the history of music.”
Sophie continues: “I’ve been a fan of Cole’s for a long time, so when he approached me about this collaboration, I was immediately up for it and knew it was going to be something special.
“Beethoven’s symphonies, such as this one, have inspired rock and metal music for years, and it’s been so interesting to delve into the theory behind these songs and create something that both metalheads and classical junkies can headbang along to in unison! We work really well together, and I’m looking forward to doing more collaborations with him in the future.”
Check it out below: