Drowse Puts an Esoteric, Melancholic Spin on Cover of Slipknot’s “Wait and Bleed”
DROWSE PUTS AN ESOTERIC, MELANCHOLIC SPIN ON SLIPKNOT’S “WAIT AND BLEED”
The song appears on the forthcoming nu metal comp from The Flenser, Send the Pain Below. // Listen to Drowse’s take on “Wait and Bleed” now.
Continuing the rollout of The Flenser’s highly-anticipated nu-metal covers compilation Send the Pain Below(available on vinyl to subscribers of their Series Three membership club), L.A.-by-way-of-Portland artist Drowse have unveiled their offering for the release: the reimagined, multi-layered cover of Slipknot’s classic “Wait and Bleed.”
Of the cover song, Drowse’s Kyle Bates comments: “First, rest in peace to a true master, Joey Jordison. His passing a few months after I recorded this cover hit hard, heavy with the weight of too much death in the world and my own family these past couple of years.”
Bates continues, “On a lighter note, the music: When asked to contribute to this compilation I was hesitant, I only caught the tail end of the genre. I was seven when ‘Wait and Bleed‘ came out; most of my Nu Metal nostalgia is in memories of Deftones blasting from a friend’s dad’s truck as we carpooled to school or a camp counselor’s scary S/T album art Slipknot shirt. Even so, the band found its way to my ears through a goth cousin and this song became a classic for me.”
He ponders, “I also thought: ‘how the fuck do I cover this? I record slow music alone in my bedroom…’ My first decision was to record all of the guitars with an EBow. I then followed my gut towards this Can, Andy Stott, and Éliane Radigue indebted take on the song. I added new sections and melodies because I dislike covers that try to sound too much like the original—why not just listen to the real thing at that point—and I was led by the sound. This resulting weirdo version of ‘Wait and Bleed’ feels hypnotic to me, I hope it does for you too.”
Revisit previously released singles from Vile Creature, Chat Pile, and Wreck & Reference below and look for the final two covers from Midwife and Cremation Lily to follow: