There are a handful of legendary songs in the canon that you just don’t touch lest looking like a total knob is your endgame. If you’ve got chops like Gabriel Guardian (of Immortal Guardian and Fyer) you’d say “fuck that” and go for it anyway. Which is exactly what Gabriel did. We’re talking Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody,” people. That shit is no joke, and he pulls off the impossible by not only doing the classic justice, but playing a damn original take on it too.
He plays most of this rendition simultaneously on keyboard and guitar. Christ almighty. If I’m lucky I can fake my way through some riffs and convince non-musicians I “play guitar,” but Gabriel Guardian shreds. On both. At the same time. See for yourself:
Man. Gabriel’s got the type of talent that makes most of us throw our hands up in the air sighing, “What the fuck?” If you’d like to catch more of his dual-wielding insanity and impress/depress yourself into oblivion, take your pick from Gear Gods’s compilation. His official website offers plenty to keep you entertained and amazed for a while, too.
Well, that’s it for me. I’ll be off crying and/or practicing somewhere until the hurt goes away.