Posted by RiffRaff
Yesterday I read a post on another metal blog that I frequent, Heavy Blog is Heavy(you can read the post here). Upon reading that post a wave of fun and stupid memories from my high school days in the 90’s came flooding back into my mind as the authors talked about this very special album. What I was reading was a throwback to an album that I could honestly say had a major, if not the most important, impact on me and how my musical tastes developed into what they are today. That album is the self titled debut L.P. from Mr. Bungle.
Posted by RiffRaff
Cover songs are a great way for a band to show tribute to their favorite artists, and move out of their comfort zone and have some fun with their music without having to compromise the integrity of their core material. Here’s a list of some covers done by metal bands that step out of what the bands core sound and cover something that is a little different for them, some of the covers are “metalized” some hone the spirit of the original, but in the end, they’re all pretty damn good covers. And if you dig the cover version, check out the original, more times than not it’s a great song. If you know some more unlikely covers let us know in the comments and let us know what your favorite were. Enjoy!!! Peace Love and Metal
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Posted by Reggie
To round out what was actually a longer-than-normal work week is Faith No More. The Last Cup of Sorrow is the song of the day which comes to you off the Who Cares A Lot: Greatest Hits Disc 1…at least that’s how I have access to it. Faith No More has been pretty much resurrected. They have been dormant for a while, but have reenergized their website and spent some time on tour in 2010. No word yet on a new album, but it seems as though Faith No More might be playing with some things to see where it goes.
This is one band I liked when they came out that was different than the metal I was listening to. I guess I started to broaden my horizons a bit. There was a time when I was metal exclusive and I realized that there is good music out there that doesn’t require whiplash. Have a great weekend!