Pantera’s “The Art of Shredding” Percussive Acoustic Guitar Cover — Video Finds

Believe it or not, Pantera’s “The Art of Shredding” translates awesomely to acoustic in the hands of the masterful percussive player, Sam Westphalen.

Here he is in the studio at the Australian Institute of Music laying it down.

Westphalen has made a point of performing metal classics on acoustic guitar, and he also performs his own tunes.

“The Art of Shredding” is the final track from Pantera’s acclaimed 1990 release Cowboys From Hell.

View more from Westphalen at samborayjr.com. Check it out here:

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Acoustic Nation is written by Laura B. Whitmore, a music industry marketing veteran, music journalist and editor, who has contributed to Parade.com (opens in new tab), Guitar World, and others. She has interviewed hundreds of musicians and hosts the She Rocks Podcast. As the founder of the Women’s International Music Network (opens in new tab), she advocates for women in the music industry and produces the annual She Rocks Awards. She is the Senior Vice President of Marketing for Positive Grid, making the world safe for guitar exploration everywhere! A guitarist and singer/songwriter, Laura is currently co-writing an album of pop songs that empower and energize girls.