Reggie’s Top 25 Favorite Cover Songs #22 – Heartwork
Posted by Reggie
The extreme style of Fleshgod Apocalypse is both enjoyable and hard to listen to at time…just due to the speed and intensity. I can typically listen to a band like this is short durations, but I enjoy those short bursts of insanity. To give you a bit of history, Heartwork was the first Carcass song I ever heard and it made me an instant fan of the band. Unfortunately they didn’t last, but their music lives on and is now being covered which tells me they have an influence on newer generation metal bands. Fleshgod Apocalypse is ball-busting Technical Death Metal (or whatever you want to call it).They did a great job of infusing their brand of madness to make Heartwork their own, but also ensured it is easily recognizable to Carcass fans; job well done. This actually made me pull out some old Carcass material for a revisit. And yes, I do like the older material as well. Not sure if it’s true, but we could see a new Carcass release in 2013.
Here is a clip of the original song performed by Carcass found on the album Heartwork (1993).
Here is the covered version by Fleshgod Apocalypse found on the album Agony (2011).