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THE WORLD’S FIRST FEMALE DEATH METAL SINGER/SONGWRITER, CHRISTINA PERRI

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Here’s all that MetalSucks readers really need to know about singer/songwriter Christina Perri: she’s the sister of ex(?)-Silvertide / ex-Shinedown guitarist Nick Perri, and she ain’t half bad. More to the point, she’s released a death metal version of her acoustic ballad “Tragedy,” a somewhat pedestrian concept that ends up being absolutely hilarious in execution. I don’t know for certain how the idea for this came about, but I’d imagine it had something to do with her live drummer Elmo Lovano, who, according to his Pearl Drums artist page, has played with The Faceless’ Michael Keene and Skrillex. That’s Elmo performing the vocals in this video; dude sounds better without any amplification than lots of pro metal vocalists do with tons of studio effects beefing up their puny voices.

I’ve posted the original version of “Tragedy” after the jump; it’s basically the same… but with pretty girl vocals instead of dirty boy screams.

Thanks: Max Dohmeyer

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