Friday, 1 December 2006

Stars on 45

I have a strange fondness for extreme metal cover versions of popular songs. Sometimes they work really well; sometimes, you wonder what the cover artist was thinking when they recorded the song.

Here's one I like: it's Led Zeppelin's 'Kashmir' by a Czech band called Silent Stream of Godless Elegy. They play doom metal influenced by Moravian folk music and deserve a wider audience.

Survivor's 'Eye of the Tiger' by Withering, on the other hand, is not so good. A rock anthem with growl vocals just sounds, well, silly. I should point out that Withering, a death/doom metal band from Finland, are actually pretty good. They're not unlike Insomnium, a favourite band of mine. (I've seen Insomnium live twice, and they were excellent on both occasions.)

1 comment:

Craig said...

Heh, definitely odd ...

"It's the ... Oye of the Toiger, it's the thrill of the foight ..."

Might have been better if he'd sung it in a typical death/doom key than trying to actually sing it with a silly voice.