THE LATEST METAL-TO-SMOOVE-JAZZ CONVERSION: MESHUGGAH’S “BLEED”
Sometime real soon Andy Rehfeldt, the guy who keeps turning metal songs into non-metal songs (see: the jazzercised Lamb of God and the Disneyfied Cannibal Corpse) and non-metal songs into metal songs (see: metallicized Louis Armstrong and Conway Twitty and whatever you call this) is gonna hafta get a new schtick… I mean, it’s hard not to admire the amount of work he must put into these viral videos, but I think it’s time for him to take ’em someplace new and show us something we feel like we’ve never seen before.
That being said… I love the doppler-effect riff of Meshuggah’s “Bleed” so much that it’s hard for me not to enjoy this smooth jazz version of the song. So we’ll let Rehfeldt’s return to the scene of the crime slide… for now. But I sincerely hope that Rehfeldt doesn’t turn into the Killswitch Engage of YouTubers.