Driving Mrs. Satan: Delightful Indie Pop Covers of Metal Classics
When we first received an e-mail about the London/Naples-based Driving Mrs. Satan, I assumed they were some horrible scenecore band like Dr. Acula or Ironically Named Group #1,578,943. But they’re something else entirely. Self-described as “heavy metal made easier,” the “acoustic trio who produce covers of famous metal songs in an indie pop style.”
This should probably irritate the hell out of me, given that, for the most part, I don’t even like indie pop.
And yet, I love these.
I mean, they’re barely even real covers — the group often utilizes little more than the lyrics from the original song (although there are exceptions, like the AC/DC cover). Maybe that’s why they work? I dunno, I dunno, I just know I really enjoy these.
Below, you can listen to Driving Mrs. Satan’s covers of classics by Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, AC/DC, and Helloween. Although they’re not available for public consumption yet, we’ve also heard some killer versions of Metallica’s “Battery,” Iron Maiden’s “Killers,” and Anthrax’s “Caught in a Mosh.” Look for Driving Mrs. Satan’s debut album, Popscotch, to be released later this year.
“Never Say Die” (Black Sabbath Cover)
“Living After Midnight” (Judas Priest Cover)
“Hells Bells” (AC/DC Cover)
“I Want Out” (Helloween Cover)