We’ve heard some pretty good Zelda fan covers before. Most fan pieces range from dubstep, to dance-electronica, to simple piano pieces. We’ve even heard a Zelda band before and some pretty dedicated artists cover the “Main Theme” from The Legend of Zelda. However, we don’t hear many truly quality Zelda music pieces preformed in the metal/heavy rock genre. Gametal being one of them–he even did an Ocarina of Time song compilation.  Jim Cook did something fantastic here. His first album was made in 2008, and it was pretty good, but the quality was lacking somewhat. He made his newest album over the course of last year and completed it recently.

Check out his album and three of the ten of his tracks after the jump.

Most people tend to cover the original “Gerudo Valley” from Ocarina of Time, but surprisingly he covered the Twilight Princess version in this compilation of covers. He really captures the intense moments of metal, while maintaining that “barren wasteland” feeling. We highly recommend you check out his album even if you are not really a metal fan. At worst you are listening to a remixed Zelda song, and at best its a great metal cover of some of Zelda’s best music from the beloved console games.

Source: Youtube (via GoNintendo)
  • akalink

    I remember his old stuff. It was really bad. I have a pretty descent ear and I could tell you it was out of tune bad. His new stuff is much better in this regard.

    • GuildedBlood

      I was trying to be nice…haha

  • Christopher


    Amazing! 😀

  • Kiran

    Yeah, look up CSGuitar 89.

    Alongside FamilyJules7x he's basically the best in arranging Zelda and other videogame songs into a metal track.

    Please tell me people have heard of him here?

    • Yup. Heard of both of them. 😉 I skype with Jules on a regular basis. ^_^

  • RobertStyx

    Old news is old. Slow news day ZU?

  • Koopa

    Thanks for posting this, Zelda Universe! I didn't even know this guy existed until now. 🙂

  • Axel917

    omg this album has the greatest redux of stone tower temple (my favorite temple theme) ever i love it keep up the good work and i may even buy a future album 😉

  • Goron

    I think Midna's Lament is the best song Nintendo made ever.

  • Red X

    Look up Artificial Fear on YouTube. He's the boss of Zelda Metal.

  • link

    where do you by this stuff. i have all zelda games ever now i want to by that one.

  • link

    i now it not a game.

  • link

    serious where