When deciding what song to cover, it’s a tricky and hard decision to make if you’re in a band. In one corner, you are thinking who hasn’t covered what song from one of your favorite artists? Is the track you’re thinking of an iconic track from the band or one of those deep catalog tracks? When you have narrowed down the tracks that you would like to cover, you are wondering if you’re going to do the track justice because you’ve just realized that you have picked a track from an Iconic metal band. The name of the band is Symphony Of Malice from Connecticut  and they decided to cover Blackened from thrash metal titans Metallica’s …And Justice For All album. Gus Sinaro, who was born and raised in Sao Paulo, Brazil started Symphony Of Malice back in 2008 when he took charge being the lead vocalist/guitarist who draws a lot of his influences from thrash metal bands like Metallica, Megadeth, and some of the newer bands like Trivium and Bullet For My Valentine. Gus performs all lead, rhythm guitars on this track and he also records the bass parts with Nick Bellmore. They kept the beginning the same and they showcase the same fury that Metallica did when they recorded the song. I know its hard to choose a great Metallica cover considering every metal band that’s up and coming has covered Metallica at one time or another, but this is amazing. They do an amazing job covering the song as I said, but one thing I noticed about the track is how similar sounding they are to Trivium and how Matt Heafy’s vocals when he covered Master Of Puppets. Other than that I enjoyed listening to it a lot and you should check it out as ESP Guitars sponsored the track and the song is featured on the band’s re-issue off their 2013 album Judgement Day (The Aftermath) which will be available soon. Check out the track below:


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