August Burns Red unleash guitar-heavy cover of the Westworld theme song

August Burns Red
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HBO's Westworld has attracted legions of dedicated viewers since its inception in late 2016, including, it seems, metalcore veterans August Burns Red.

Celebrating the acclaimed science-fiction TV series, the Pennsylvania five-piece have offered up their take on its theme song, and as you'd expect, it's appropriately heavy. But make no mistake, this track's a real sonic adventure, and there's plenty of softer, acoustic-leaning sections to enjoy, too.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.