Matt’s Top 25 Favorite Cover Songs: #22- The Sound of Silence covered by Nevermore
Posted by RiffRaff
I had always thought that Simon & Garfunkel’s timeless classic would make for a great song to get metalized, but had thought a black metal or a more atmospheric band like NIN would have been the style I would first hear it all metalled up in. Needless to say, when I first heard Nevermore’s spin on the tune about passing into the afterlife, I was taken aback quite a bit. Heavy as hell and very straightforward, Nevermore more or less gut the entire song and completely make it their own. What I find quite interesting about this cover is that, despite the heaviness and the usual stigma that comes with metal music (dark, evil, Satanic, etc), Nevermore’s version comes of as brighter and more energetic when compared to the original, but doesn’t lose that harrowing effect the lyrics make. This reworking is a real hit or miss with many people, and as you can see it is a hit with me. What say you? Enjoy!! Peace Love and Metal!!!
Original Simon & Garfunkel Version:
A couple more quality metal covers of “The Sound of Silence” after the jump:
Bobaflex (horrible name, great band) Version: