SUICIDE SILENCE GONNA END UP A BIG OLE PILE OF “THEM BONES”
A tweet from Suicide Silence has just alerted me to the fact that the band recorded a cover of Alice in Chains’ classic “Them Bones” as an iTunes-only bonus track for their latest offering, No Time to Bleed.
Let me tell you what I like about this:
- Alice in Chains are not the band you’d guess Suicide Silence would cover.
- It forces Suicide Silence to do a real guitar solo.
- Suicide Silence truly made the song their own, and didn’t just do a version so faithful to the original as to render covering the song a pointless excercise.
Now let me tell what I don’t like about this:
- The way it actually came out.
Sorry. Maybe I’m just being a cranky old man, but holy crap, did this song not need deathcore vocals. And I say that as someone who actually likes Suicide Silence.
Anyways, here’s the song. I look forward to the bitchfest that will inevitably take place in our comments section.