Mammal’s Merry Memories: Carry On Wayward Son – classic prog and deathcore versions
It always interests me to hear my old classic rock and prog songs redone in modern metal style. Sometimes the cover works, sometimes it’s an abomination.
“Carry On Wayward Son” was the biggest hit for Kansas and it’s probably their best-known song. Kansas started as a symphonic progressive rock band in the USA. “Carry On” is from their 1976 album, Leftoverture. It embodies the lavish and melodic sound for which Kansas was loved by proggers. The band is still active.
It’s hardly the sort of song one might expect a deathcore band to cover. That didn’t stop anther American band, Within The Ruins, giving it a go. I must say that to my delicate ears, it’s still not a song best-suited to hard metal. There’s nothing wrong with the way Within The Ruins plays it, but the song itself is too soft and sweet for the melody lines to work in deathcore. Hey, that’s just my opinion. It hasn’t stopped me loving WTR.
I shan’t assail your senses with the send-up version of the song by GWAR, the deliberate clowns of metal. Their version is horrible.
Posted on May 11, 2014, in Mammal's Merry Memories and tagged Carry On Wayward Son - classic prog and deathcore versions, classic progressive rock, Deathcore, Kansas, Mammal's Merry Memories, symphonic prog, Within The Ruins. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.