Friday, May 6, 2011
Dying Fetus Releasing Cover Album of Other Death Metal Songs
According to Blabbermouth.net:
"DYING FETUS will release a limited-edition mini-LP this summer. Entitled "History Repeats…", it marks the band's 20th anniversary and sees the group covering tracks from artists who have influenced them (NAPALM DEATH, BOLT THROWER, CANNIBAL CORPSE, PESTILENCE). "History Repeats…" also includes a brand new DYING FETUS track exclusive to this release. The mini-LP is limited to 5,000 copies worldwide and set for a July 19 North American release through FYE stores and Relapse mailorder exclusively."
Wow, it's not like we're completely missing the point of a cover album here or anything. Here's several bands I can think of off the top of my head that have been covered by popular heavy metal acts: Jethro Tull, Queen, Blue Oyster Cult, Thin Lizzy, The Misfits, KISS, AC/DC. What do all these have in common? They're not metal bands. See, it makes sense to me when a metal band covers a song that isn't metal. Or at the very least, is by a metal band from a completely different genre. (i.e, Arch Enemy performing Iron Maiden's "Aces High".) You take a popular song that is of a completely different style than yours, and then perform it in your style. That, in and of itself, is the very value of performing a cover song. Otherwise, there's no point whatsoever.
This is a death metal band playing death metal songs. Way to fail it, Fetus.