Covering Your Tracks – 4

I haven’t much followed the band Seven Witches. Though they create a mixture of thrash/power/traditional metal, I’ve never really been able to get into ’em, save for the covers they do.

They choose the songs… wisely. I guess that’s how one would describe it. They’ve covered Pat Benetar’s “Hell is for Children,” Def Leppard’s “Wasted,” and have covered the Scorpions and Twisted Sister as well. They always, always do a spectacular job of a). cranking the shit out of it, and b). getting inside of a song, wringing some more out of it. Their cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “The Chain” is a perfect example of both a and b. They’ve taken a folksy, soft-rock song, made even softer by Stevie Nicks’ wispy-ness, and turned it into head-banging, fist-shaking anthem.

The Seven Witches cover, from their album Second War in Heaven:
[ Seven Witches – The Chain (fleetwood mac) | 04:25 | 6mb | mp3 ]

And, for comparison, the original by Fleetwood Mac:
[ Fleetwood Mac – The Chain | 04:29 | 6.18mb | mp3 ]

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One response to “Covering Your Tracks – 4

  1. Pingback: Coversongs – 11 | altmoosic

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