Song of the Week: Into the Void by Monster Magnet (cover)

OK, my music player is on random, let’s see what metal band wins the spin.  Annnnnd, oooo, a cover song!  And not just any old cover song, one of the best covers of a Black Sabbath song ever.  Originally off of Black Sabbath’s 1971 groundbreaking album Master of Reality, NJ’s stoner rock trailblazers Monster Magnet follow every rule on how to make the best possible cover.  Stay true to the original while adding your own style to make it your own.  I love that trippy intro with Dave Wyndorf sounding like a shell-shocked Vietnam vet before breaking into the iconic anti-war song.

This song comes off of the 2nd of the 2 very excellent Black Sabbath cover albums titled Nativity In Black 1 & 2 (named after the song NIB, which is really not an acronym for nativity in black, but just simply ‘nib’, the nickname of drummer Bill Ward’s beard, the source of all evil).  If you ever come across these cover records, I highly recommend them, some great covers by great bands like Machine Head, Ministry, Megadeth, and System of a Down covering a wide variety of Ozzy era Sabbath songs.  Enjoy!  Peace Love and Metal!!!

And the slim chance you’ve never heard the original, here’s that too.





About RiffRaff

Just takin' it easy for all you sinners.

Posted on September 5, 2012, in Song of the Week and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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