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Hear Every System of a Down Song in Four Minutes

Hear Every System of a Down Song in Four Minutes

Chicago-based guitarist Rob Scallon is known for innovative renditions of metal songs, such as covering Cannibal Corpse and Slayer with banjos and ukuleles. The musician is mixing up his annual “May-Tallica” YouTube series, in which he traditionally shares creative versions of Metallica tunes throughout the month of May, by including offerings from System of MAY Down, MAY-Shuggah and Iron MAYden. So far, we’ve seen Metallica’s “For Whom the Bell Tolls” played entirely on bells, System of a Down’s “B.Y.O.B.” being performed on a cello at a romantic restaurant and Meshuggah’s “New Millennium Cyanide Christ” on shovels.

In Scallon’s latest installment for the month of May, he performs riffs from every single System of a Down song in only four minutes. Starting with "Suite-Pee," the first track on the band’s eponymous debut album, Scallon impressively runs through clips all the way through the final song on the band’s 2005 Hypnotize release, "Soldier Side."

“Put System of A Down's discography into a trash compactor and got this,” reads the caption on the official YouTube video.

In addition to rehashing other artists’ works, Scallon has written a slew of original music as well, in which he uses out-of-the-box instruments such as a theremin, the first ever electronic instrument invented, which is played without using hands. His recent album, The Scene Is Dead, is available now and can be purchased at this location.

For more about Scallon, follow him on Facebook and Twitter. You can also subscribe to his YouTube channel to keep up with his latest videos.

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