— The Crow
Posts tagged metal.
“AVENGED SEVENFOLD” - WALK 
You can’t be something you’re not
This has to be one of my favorite covers of all time, in fact the only reason why I know the lyrics to this song it’s because of the cover and let me tell you what a great message it has. Avenged Sevenfold took the dutty to make a tribute to one of their influential bands Pantera and I honestly believe the result came off as an striking track that punches you in the face. Of course, Pantera being a part of the triforce of metal, which is regularly consisting of Megadeth-Metallica-Pantera [order may differ depending on any metal-head].
Their cover maintains very faithful to the original one, of course the latter having that 90’s-metal vibe all over it, A7X turn into a bigger monster, if that’s even possible. To me, it sound’s louder, stronger, with M. Shadows doing a perfect work with his voice and The Rev’s drumming making justice.
I hope you guys like this cover as much as I do!
— The Crow
RIP #2: PAUL GRAY’S DEATH ANNIVERSARY
I can’t believe it’s a year already since this happened, another good musician was lost to the hands of drugs. Paul Grays was co-founder and bassist for Slipknot and as their partners describe him ‘the soul’ of the knot.
Joey Jordison [drummer] went on to his Facebook Page and posted the following:
“Paul, you always told it like it was. You’re the same guy that wouldn’t let me stay home on New Year’s Eve back in 1992, and once drove over in four feet of snow during a storm, just to hang out! There was no one like you. That’s why you were my best friend. All the music that we’ve done together, all the times that we’ve shared, will live on forever. I miss you each and every day.”
Then, he finished with a heart-felt paragraph dedicated to all Slipknot fans aka maggots saying
“I just wanted to take a moment to thank you eternally for your support on this difficult day. You’re keeping us and Paul’s memory, alive. This is a horrible thing that happened, but each of you has made this just a little bit easier to deal with. Your support means everything to us. Thank you, Nathan Jonas Jordison.”
I remember really feeling what maggots felt since Gray’s death was so similar as Avenged Sevenfold’s drummer Jimmy The Rev Sullivan, “accidental overdose” and “significant heart condition” are sentences that gain a new meaning. I’ll commemorate this sad day with an Slipknot classic: “Vermilion Pt. I” from Vol. 3: The Subliminal Verses. It’s a close-to-perfection song, you have melody, great vocals, sharped drumming; you’ll be trapped within its somberness before a blink of an eye! With this we’re gonna celebrate his life!
You can read the complete note Joey wrote here.
— Ozzy Osbourne