A couple months ago, we posted The Land Below’s covers of Alanis Morissette’s “Hand in My Pocket” and Eagle Eye Cherry’s “Save Tonight.” They were radical transformations of the source material, turning rock radio staples into downtempo electro-soul grooves. But they were nothing compared to Erik Lindestad’s latest cover, of Slipknot’s “Everything Ends.” It’s like Slipknot sung by Sade. Even if you’re not a Slipknot fan – maybe especially if you’re not – you need to hear this.
“It was a bit hard to remake this one in my style without altering it a lot, so maybe it’s not that faithful to the original, but it is made with a lot of love,” he says. “Slipknot was the reason I got into heavy music as a teenager. I watched the video for ‘Wait And Bleed’ on tv and just completely fell. Bought their albums, downloaded all their rare songs and waited in line for hours to meet them. I got the idea for this cover several years ago but I never got it right, not until now.”
Listen to the Land Below’s cover of Slipknot’s “Everything Ends” below.
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