I've gotten flak in the past for being overly glib with my use of the word "shred," but I'd say there's enough finger-tapping and cello-sawing going on in this video to qualify.

This performance comes to us from Critical Hit, a rock band of all-star YouTubers headed up by violinist Taylor Davis, whose work we've featured several times in the past. Other personnel: The arrangement's by Adam Gubman, featuring Nita Strauss on guitar and headbanging, Salome Sheidegger on piano, Shannon Canchola on flute, Paul Cristan on drums, Jason Hayes on percussion and Tina Guo on cello. Game-music fans may recognize Guo as the cello soloist who so ably anchored Austin Wintory's beautiful Journey score.

You can find out more about Critical Hit, including dates for some upcoming shows, at their band website.