Saturday, September 02, 2006

FROM A LACERATED SKY

Raining Tanks

8 comments:

Chris (CPAOI) said...

The riffs in this song are intense. The vocalist sounds unfortunately like a bad stereotype of death metal cookie monster. Your take?

Paul said...

Uh oh, you might be showing your age a bit my friend. Tough to argue with a band that's been around for twenty years covering a legendary song that was released twenty years ago.
One of the things I like about Vader is Peter's, well, un-stereotypical vocals. It's the clarity.
Vader covers Slayer - watchout.

Chris (CPAOI) said...

I can't fault him for the clarity. The only real experience I have with deathgrowl vocals is Mikael Akerfeldt, so the comparison could be a bit unfair. I'll have to listen to more death metal before I can make a call like that I suppose.

Speaking of listening to more metal, I want to give the new Agalloch a listen-through next week. Are you familiar with the band (I'm betting you are).

The Mule said...

That's a pretty spot-on & punishing cover version there. The sped-up meltdown ending is OK, but I hoping for a final flourish to cap it off.

Paul said...

Yeah, the ending is a bit abrupt. Sort of get the feeling that they just wanted to get the cover out there and didn't put so much focus into really expanding on it. I'm not complaining though.

Agalloch - Heard only bits and pieces. I don't really listen to that much Black Metal and the stuff I do hear from time to time isn't usually from Portland, Oregon. I've seen some good reviews for their new record so i'll probably check it out.

Anonymous said...

cool cover.. and in response to cris (cpaoi) the Agalloch disc is pretty rad. (Not outright BM, but not too proggy wanky either)

Chris (CPAOI) said...

You should update more often buddy.

Paul said...

i know i know, a bit of a dry spell lately.