I listen to lots of heavy metal and progressive metal, Iron Maiden and Tool being the main ones. Recently, I took the intro to the song "Lataralus" by Tool and tried it out on mandolin. it sounds nice. In lots of metal songs, they use power-chords. I wasn't too sure what I was going to do with this. Then I looked into "Run to the Hills" by Iron Maiden and am currently figuring out how to do that one as well. I wasn't too sure what to do for power-chords, but then I figured if I could get the melody sounding right, taht'd probably be enough to get the feeling of the song across, possably. I use jaz picks and have an A-style mandolin. Has anybody done something like this on the mandolin? It may not have that "metal" sound, but lots of metal songs I listen to are almost bardic and the lyrics are like a story. Just was goofing around and may have stumbled onto something cool. If anybody has opinions, suggestions or information, feel free to throw them in.