Saturday, November 13, 2010

Best Cover Ever!

Ok, so I'm gonna take a LOT of shit for this, I'm sure. A little while ago I immersed myself into Firewind. After tearing through their discography OVER AND OVER, and slowly getting my hands on ANY cd I could find at Rasputins (seriously, the only store that you can walk in and purchase a Firewind cd) I've decided to go searching through the covers and collaboration songs they've done through the years.

A while back, I had asked people what they thought was the best cover out there of any song. I believe I've discovered it. The problem is, I had recently discovered who did the original. Nevermore.

The song is called "Believe in Nothing". I seriously fell in love with this song the moment I heard it. The acoustic guitars on this just kill me. Apollo's voice is like butter.. Not to offend any Nevermore fans but I think that his soft touch and vocal control on the verses far surpass Warrel Dane's inability to sing this song as beautiful yet seething with melancholy as Apollo does. The guitar work is stunning. This song IS perfection, but it's only recently been perfected by Gus G and Firewind.

But don't take my word for it. You be the judge. Here's the original by Nevermore off their 2000 cd Dead Heart in a Dead World.

And here is Firewind's version, taken from the compilation cd; Century Media: Cover 20 Years Of Extremes:


Scott said...

All That Remains did a cover of this song as well on their last CD. Both are solid covers. Each band brings their own sound to it and I like them all.

Draeden Wren said...

That's so true. In doing research about this song I also read that ATR did a cover, but I have yet to listen.. I think I'll check it out later..

Rob Liz said...

Well being a Nevermore fan of course I'm going to be biased towards the original but Firewind did a nice job in their own right. Now if the rest of their catalog was as good then that'd be a bonus:P