Now THIS Is How You Cover Rage Against the Machine

  • Axl Rosenberg

“Now they do what they told ya,” said no one ever to the musicians who made this totally kick-ass cover of Rage Against the Machine’s “Killing in the Name.”

I know we’ve said this a billion times before, but it always bears repeating: a great cover isn’t just a pristine recreation of the original… it’s something that resembles the original but has its own unique flavor. Because otherwise, what’s the point?

This “Killing” cover meets that specification and then some. Members of Creeping Death, Fever333, Glassjaw, and Spotlights deliver throat-slicing, skull crushing deathrash; Jesus Piece’s Aaron Heard contributes vicious, soul devouring barks and screams; Miss Eaves contributes clean vox and and raps an original verse. It’s just all around awesome.

Also worth noting: none of the musicians who play on the track are white.

  • Aaron Heard (Jesus Piece, Nothing) – vocals
  • Miss Eaves – vocals
  • Trey Pemberton (Creeping Death, Endtimes) – guitar
  • Stephen Harrison (Fever333, The Chariot) – guitar
  • Izzy Bolivar (Seal, Glassjaw) – guitar
  • Rah Davis (Fucked and Bound, Holy Tyrant) – bass
  • Chris Enriquez (Spotlights, Primitive Weapons) – drums

You can check out the cover. It’s the latest entry in the “Bedroom Covers” series curated by Two Minutes to Late Night Host Gwarsenio Hall (né Jordan Olds). Catch up with previous entries in the series here.

[via Metal Injection]

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