Matt’s Top 25 Favorite Cover Songs: #9- Witch Hunt covered by Machine Head
Posted by RiffRaff
When I grabbed my copy of Unto the Locust one big surprise other than how absolutely solid the album is was the fact that their choice of cover song bonus tracks included a Rush cover. In case you didn’t know, Rush is one of my Top 1% favorite bands and Machine Head have a pretty damn good track record of making some fine covers, so naturally I was really excited to hear the Machine Head rendition of the kick ass tune “Witch Hunt” off of Rush’s landmark album Moving Pictures. Needless to say I was really impressed with the metal version of the synth heavy song.
Robb Flynn’s vocals work great with the song and somehow make the song sound more ominous and the guitar tone chosen really gives the tune a nice extra metal punch and a cool doom metal feel. I also love how all the synth sections are translated into the 2nd guitar parts and Adam Duce’s awesome work replicating Geddy Lee’s bass lines staying true to the original yet adding a heavy metal attitude to the low-end. Check the songs out and let us know what you thought. Enjoy!! Peace Love and Metal!!!
Machine Head Version:
Original Rush Version: