May 28, 2009
Are you ready for Lamb of God!?!?!
For this installment of the Metal Menagerie, we turn to one of the very first LRRGs ever to grace this site. He is our Icelandic bass lord, Olralph. If one has been following this site since its inception, you may remember Olralph's performance of Iron Maiden's "Hallowed Be Thy Name", a fairly difficult tune to be sure. Well, now it is a couple of years later, and our hero from the Northern Atlantic has developed his skills far beyond your run-of-the-mill Maiden tune. Here is Olralph from a about a year ago playing Lamb of God's, "Laid to Rest", a very, very difficult tune.
Watch that left hand fly, and pay close attention to the fingering. This is a man who knows what he is doing behind a four-string. And yes, he plays with a pick on this tune, and does it very well. But we are not the only one who benefits from Olralph's bass noodlings. He also plays bass for a band, which I hope someday will become the premiere flavor of Icelandic death metal. I know it will have good bass.
Rock on Olralph!