L.A.-based guitarist Ben Woods calls his style Flametal — blending flamenco flavor with heavy metal — and it’s perfectly demonstrated in this clip from his recent Classical Guitar Session.

Watch above as Woods performs a creative cover of the Foo Fighters’ hit, Grammy-nominated song “The Pretender,” from the group’s 2007 album Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace.


Learn more about Woods’ evolution as a groundbreaking guitarist in this Q&A.