Not since Amy Lee of Evanescence covered that one song from Scrubs on a Hello Kitty keyboard has there been a piano cover so bold. Not since this Periphery cover has something so technical, and metal, been played on piano. Not until this dude. Not until he was bored/insane enough to learn an entire Archspire song by (presumably) ear. This definitely deserves some props.
Being a Tech Death band, Archspire write some fast, crazy, hard-to-play music. Sweeps, taps and trems are all utilized very liberally in pretty much all of their songs. So the stuff is difficult enough on guitar, let-alone on piano.
I would give ol’ piano man here a shout out by name, but it’s not listed anywhere on the video. Sorry bud. But his YouTube channel is titled “Jordan / Tommy” and appears to be shared by two brothers, named… Jordan and Tommy, I guess. So, nice work one of you guys.
Original Archspire song for context. Dude pretty much nailed it.
Head over to the guy’s YouTube channel for a bunch of other rad piano covers.
And just in case you are unfamiliar with Archspire, you can find the original version of “Lucid Collective Somnambulation” on their 2014 album, The Lucid Collective. Get it over at their Bandcamp page.
Or, if you already like them, their next release is called Relentless Mutation and is due out soon. But you can pre-order it right now.