Posts Tagged ‘Finland’

war of the covers copy He's BackLast week, we had an interesting triple threat match that saw Anthrax do battle with Tarot and Godspeed featuring Bruce Dickinson to decide who covered Black Sabbath’s Sabbath Bloody Sabbath better. You voted and decided that ultimately without contest that Anthrax had the best version. I want to let you guys know that coming in the fall will be my fourth Alumni Weekend Takeover at my Alma Mater and by voting, you are deciding what I am going to play because the winners of the War Of The Covers will be played on the show as we do a covers segment this year. With that being said, it is time to move on to this week’s War Of The Covers which features a track from the king of Shock Rock in Alice Cooper. Back in 1986, Alice recorded a track for the Friday The 13TH Part VI: Jason Lives soundtrack called He’s Back (The Man Behind The Mask) (It was also on the album Constrictor) that was epic with those synths and that cool bass line. This week we have two interesting bands in a European match as Sweden’s One Man Army and The Undead Quartet take on Finland’s Warmen featuring Alexi Laiho. One Man Army… covered the track for their 2007 album Error In Evolution while Warmen covered the song with Alexi of Children Of Bodom on vocals for their 2014 album First Of The Five Elements. Now it’s up to you guys to decide who covered it better and who makes the show this fall. You have until the next War Of The Covers post to decide.

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It’s crazy because it hasn’t been that long for me as a fan of Doom Metal and why it took so long I don’t know. There is something so primal, evil,  and apocalyptic sounding about the genre that has attracted me to it over the years. That is where Cardinals Folly falls into place thanks to Loudwire.com for introducing me to them. Cardinals Folly is a doom metal band from Finland that has been around since 2007 with two albums under their belts with the latest Holocaust of Ecstasy and Freedom coming out very soon. The track I chose from the album as this week’s single of the week is their track Her Twins Of Evil.  The band channels the best of Pentragram with that deep fuzzy bass sound that boroughs in your gut. The music reminds us why Black Sabbath was so brilliant in pioneering the genre and why Pentagram refined it as you hear the influence in the music. Check out the band on Facebook, give them a like, and check out the track below:

For this week’s cover of the week, we look to an unlikely source for the material and we are talking about the legendary Heart. Heart is one of those bands that never got enough credit especially Ann Wilson who had an amazing vocal range. There was one band who was daring enough to take a track from Heart to cover and they picked an awesome, but difficult track. Janne Viljami Wirman (or as he is affectionately known as Warman), you may know him as the keyboard player for Finnish metal band Children Of Bodom, but what you probably didn’t know is that he had a side project that he created called Warmen. They were a band that played mostly instrumentals with an occasional guest vocalist on a couple of tracks. In 2002, he decided to cover a track from Heart’s 80’s catalog in the song Alone with Kimberly Goss (vocalist for Sinergy) as the guest vocalist on the album Beyond Abilities. While, I have to agree with a lot of the critics in saying that she doesn’t exactly have the vocal range that Ann has, but she does a good job with it. The music for the cover is amazing as they turn the track into a power metal/ballad song. Check out the track for yourself and be the judge: