YouTube Guitarist Does Scorching Cover of DragonForce's 'Through the Fire and Flames'

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If you like metal, you probably know that DragonForce is the genre's ultimate one-trick pony; they write seven-minute songs with flashy guitar solos, and that's about it.

The British metalheads lose more of their appeal when you find out that they have trouble playing their songs live.

All you have to do is travel back to the mid 2000s, and you'll find an embarrassing "Betcha Can't Play This" video that DragonForce guitarists Herman Li and Sam Totman did for Guitar World.

But, just because the band's guitarists have trouble playing their songs, it doesn't mean everyone does: A Youtube user named Tina S. posted a scorching cover of the band's hit song, "Through the Fire and Flames." It is the tune that put DragonForce on the mainstream metal scene's radar, and it is among the most challenging songs to play in Guitar Hero.

It has gone viral with more than 500,000 views, but it is far from the young shredder's most impressive video; if you scroll through her upload history, you'll find that she has also flawlessly shredded through Steve Vai's transcription of "Paganini's Fifth Caprice," the ultimate milestone that modern guitarists use to show off their chops.

If you want to see future videos of Tina shredding, subscribe to her Youtube channel. With this video racking up hits, Totman or Li will probably respond to it sooner rather than later.

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