Justin Strode – Sky Charmer | GUITAR PLAYTHROUGH

Hey everyone! We’re kicking it at Okzygen as always, in the midst of this years RPM Project. It’s still a bit early to tell how things are going, but songs are getting written, ideas are getting trashed, strings be vibrating (possibly in more dimensions than we can comprehend), and at the very least, noise is being created. Even though we’re elbow deep in the creation of this weird, thing, we can’t just not have a… Continue reading

Cannibal Corpse – Hammer Smashed Face | GUITAR COVER

Hey everyone! We’ve been doing lots of the metal stuff these last few weeks. And this week is no exception. In fact, we’re doubling down on the extremes and going full blown Cannibal Corpse with their tune Hammer Smashed Face! A song I’ve wanted to learn for ages but just never really got around to it. It’s one of those songs I don’t see myself ever playing live or even jamming with a group, so… Continue reading

Lamb Of God – Beating On Death’s Door | GUITAR COVER

Hey everyone! It’s been quite a bit since we’ve done a Lamb Of God cover, so I figured it was time to bring out another one of their tunes. This time we’re ripping through Beating On Death’s Door, and it’s kind of a funny/stupid reason why. Of course the song itself is bloody fantastic, written by Adler instead of Morton so it’s got more proggy elements to it, and that main riff is such a… Continue reading

Revocation – The Hive | GUITAR COVER

Hey everyone! We’re gonna be ripping through some more metal today here at Okzygen, so I hope you’re ready to rage with Revocation! This time we’re tackling the opening track from their self-titled release, The Hive, and I’ve gotta say I haven’t had this much struggle learning a tune since doing the Necrophagist cover a few months back. There’s so much going on with the hands in this song, and once that breakdown riff kicks… Continue reading

Tool – Lateralus | GUITAR COVER

Hey everyone! We’ve scraped our way to the end of another bloody week (hopefully not literally) and can finally enjoy the weekend! Also it’s a Friday so I need to post another video. But not just any video. No no, this is a cover video. And not just any cover video, but Tool‘s Lateralus. So I hope you’re ready for some recreational math, because this song is chock full of references to the Fibonacci Sequence,… Continue reading

Justin Strode – Run With It | GUITAR PLAYTHROUGH

Hey everyone! We’re back again for our Friday videos, and this time we’re doing an original tune. Run With It was (and I guess still is) a Bandcamp exclusive song I released back in 2017. It was somewhat inspired by the style of John Petrucci, even though the actual music takes more after Nine Inch Nails in terms of structure and tone. It’s got a bit of a slow burn vibe to it as after… Continue reading

Tool – Pneuma | GUITAR COVER

Hey everyone! It’s another Friday, so it’s video time. This week we’ve got another Tool cover with one of their newer tunes, Pneuma. Another long, proggy tune full of intricate time signature changes, mind bending riffs, all that good stuff we love here. It also clocks in about 12 minutes long, so hope you guys are comfortable. To be honest, there’s a few more flubs in this take than I normally like, but with such… Continue reading

Justin Strode – We Take The Grave | GUITAR PLAYTHROUGH

Hello everyone, and happy Friday! It’s been a bit since I’ve done one of my own tunes, so today we’re ripping through We Take The Grave, off the 2018 release Megalomaniac. This album was part of the Record Production Month challenge, when one records an albums worth of stuff in the 4 weeks of February. I took it a little bit further and wrote all the music as well during this time, because I like… Continue reading

Lamb Of God – Laid To Rest | GUITAR COVER

Hey everyone! We’re back in the studio at Okzygen with a new cover video, this time it’s Laid To Rest by Lamb Of God. For those of us who got thrown into the metal scene of the early 2000’s, this song was definitely one of the biggest hits of the time, and helped turn a whole new generation into the world of metal. And as you can probably tell by now (with this being my… Continue reading

Tool – Right In Two | GUITAR COVER

Hey everyone! We’re doing another cover video today, and a long one at that with Right In Two by Tool. This band became a very important part of my musical influence long ago after being introduced to them by my buddy Alex, with masterful control over experimental time signatures, poly-rhythms, atmosphere, and of course the fantastic drumming of Danny Carey. But we’re not drumming today, we’re focusing on Adam Jones and all his little nuances… Continue reading