August Burns Red are well known for their screamcore originals and imaginative instrumental covers – the latter are bow as much a seasonal tradition as fir trees, fat men in red suits and eating so much food your intestines rupture. Their version of the theme from Westworld is an interesting sidestep and that “dum de dum de da-da-da” riff is right there in the middle of it all.
Guitarist JB Brubaker tells us:
The soundtrack to Westworld has been a favourite of mine as long as the HBO series has existed. I started working on a metal version of the main theme to the show back in 2018, but pushed it to the back burner as other projects took priority. When COVID sent us into lockdown, the first thing I did with my time at home was finish the Westworld cover. We recorded it in the summer of 2020 and I’m really proud of how it came out. I hope fans of the show will feel we did it justice!