I think it is safe to say the Game of Thrones opening theme is one of the most popular opening TV show themes of all time, and with good reason. The epic scope of the instrumental music fits the epic overall themes of the show perfectly.
And though we have seen MANY Games Of Thrones opening cover versions played on many different instruments in many different ways, there is something extra magical about this version, played on a 12-string acoustic guitar.
It almost feels like this is the opening theme Game of Thrones would actually use to open the show if less people died on it.
In the end, it may be too tonally soft and gentle to replace the theme itself, but it is a great cover and a nice little cherry on the top of the sundae that was last night’s gripping Game of Thrones finale.