TAKE THE “HIGHWAY TO HELL” WITH MUTINY WITHIN
In the second AC/DC bit of news not directly related to the band in as many days — see also this video of a sign language interpreter’s “performance” of “Big Balls” — neo-Bodom metallers Mutiny Within have posted a cover of “Highway to Hell” available exclusively at SMNnews. I like how they start it off as a straight cover then kick it into Mutinized overdrive starting with the second verse. That’s how covers should be done; a good mix of the original and a new take on it. British singer Chris “We’re from New Jersey” Clancy totally nails Brian Johnson’s high-pitched wail.
Going against popular metal critic / tr00 / br00talz grain, I’m still a fan of Mutiny Within’s self-titled debut released earlier this year on Roadrunner. No, it’s not reinventing the wheel, but it’s all about the songs, man! Dig a few of the band’s original tracks on MySpace, and check out the interview with bassist AJ Jacobs I conducted earlier this year.