Posted 03 June 2006 - 12:47 AM
Thanks for the Wongraven...it should be interesting.
The new Between the Buried and Me covers album has leaked...I normally find it hard to get excited about stuff like this, but this one's a different story, as they chose to cover an insanely wide variety of bands. This was mentioned a few months back, but here's the tracklisting again:
01 - Blackened (Metallica)
02 - Kickstart My Heart (Motley Crue)
03 - The Day I Tried To Live (Soundgarden)
04 - Bicycle Race (Queen)
05 - Three Of A Perfect Pair (King Crimson)
06 - Us And Them (Pink Floyd)
07 - Geek USA (Smashing Pumpkins)
08 - Forced March (Earth Crisis)
09 - Territory (Sepultura)
10 - Change (Blind Melon)
11 - Malpractice (Faith No More)
12 - Little 15 (Depeche Mode)
13 - Cemetary Gates (Pantera)
14 - Colorblind (Counting Crows)
What's most impressive isn't that the band interpret each song in different ways, but that they faithfully duplicate the originals. You'd think they'd just go and metalcore everything up, sticking in screaming, breakdowns, and whatnot, but they way they can shift styles (just listen to the first track on Alaska) is their forte, and they prove they're just as capable of mimicking Queen as well as Sepultura. The whole "look at what we can do" shtick is obvious, but damn, they're good at it. Best tracks: King Crimson's "Three of a Perfect Pair" (brilliantly done), Faith No More's "Malpractice", Pink Floyd's "Us and Them" (a bit obvious, but man do they sell it), Metallica's "Blackened", and Depeche Mode's "Little 15". And the Counting Crows cover is nowhere near as bad as I thought it would be.
You know what the best part is? Lots of metalcore children are going to be turned on to some music they otherwise wouldn't have been interested in. I was like that myself when I was 14.