This is the song that starts to play before the massacre that is the Red Wedding begins. You cannot miss how ominous this piece of music sounds. Needless to say, I like this more than the Game Of Thrones theme song – which is good, but doesn’t do anything to me.
There are a lot of versions of The Rains of Castamere. The official version actually has lyrics and goes something along the lines of “a Lannister always pays his debts.” But of course I love the instrumental version more which we first heard during the end credits of that masterful Tyrion trial episode in Season 4.
There are a lot more “busy” versions on Youtube, but I like this original a lot better. Featuring just one Cello, it’s uncluttered and gets straight to the heart.
The below is a Violin cover of the same which is one of the best covers out there.