Cover songs are like a box of chocolates; you never know what you’re going to get. We here at Dying Scene love hearing punk bands do their own take on other band’s songs. Sometimes they pull off amazing interpretations of old classics, sometimes they’re not much more than humble tributes to a fellow artist, and other times they’re just downright laughable renditions of otherwise great songs. Good or bad. Intriguing or mundane. We’ll let you be the judge. This week it’s New Jersey hardcore punk act Bigwig covering Slayer‘s “War Ensemble.”
The cover appears on the “Punk Goes Metal” comp while the original appears on Slayer’s album “Seasons in the Abyss.” Check out the cover and original right here. Rock your Friday like I would! Your ears will thank you.