Apocalyptica started it, now it seems that every cellist, violinist and what-ever-else-ist is jumping on the extreme bandwagon and I'm okay with that. I believe that all art forms are open for interpretation just don't butcher the original...see Machine Head's version of Black Sabbath's "Hole in the Sky" for an example of how not to cover a song.

This is Rachel Barton Pine on violin and Mike Block on cello doing Rachel's string arrangement of Pantera's "Cowboys From Hell" at Mark O'Connor's Strings Conference in San Diego back on July 1, 2008.

Thanks to the peeps at Metal Injection for the video.