BlogOctober 15, 2015 9:30 AM ET

Indian teenager covers Meshuggah 'Bleed' on sitar

Eighteen-year-old Indian musician Rishabh Seen recently recorded his "cover" of the Meshuggah track "Bleed." You can check out the video below, because, well, why not?

Seen had this to say about his performance: "The solo part was recorded live and no digital Speed-ups were used for the whole song which is the reason why I missed a few strokes here and there.The Sitar sounds a bit shabby because of 1 main reason - It has been forcefully tuned to D sharp where no Sitar is tuned because of a standard scale length. I have kept it all real and taken it as far as I could take it... This cover is NOT at all to show off or like prove something , but just a sincere effort of putting something real which might be fun to watch and hear.This song became a part of my practice schedule so since I was able to push it , I wanted to give it a try. Love the original tempo's feel a lot, but here is just something which to me was an insane experience. Learnt A lot!"


Tags: Meshuggah

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anonymous 10/15/2015 6:54:48 AM

So... not a sitar-friendly song. Like, this is annoying to watch.

anonymous 10/15/2015 7:29:47 AM

Usually love this kind of stuff, this is horrible. No. It sounds like shit, inaudible. 3:35 part was ok.

anonymous 10/15/2015 9:50:21 AM

a whole lot of...why

anonymous 10/15/2015 10:49:32 AM

idk what y'all are talkin' about... I think it's freakin' awesome to see a rendition made to reflect a different culture. The different sound and feel is really cool and something I'm glad I saw. Sorry it wasn't "heavy" enough for some of you #cultureflip

anonymous 10/15/2015 6:06:25 PM

this jerk hipstered way too hard. Get a haircut and buy a real guitar!

anonymous 10/15/2015 6:28:27 PM

2 out of 10 Needs 20 more strings

anonymous 10/16/2015 3:29:05 PM

This wasnt very entertaining at all. Try a different song.

anonymous 10/17/2015 7:40:27 AM

I think this is awesome. Screw the haters.

anonymous 10/18/2015 10:55:32 AM

This was good. For all opposers, please post your sitar cover of any song to see how it stacks up. Oh, you can't play one? Thought so. I'm sure this youngin can actually play this instrument well, rather than just picking one up to do a cover. The song wasn't at all best choice, but his technique was right regarless