Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Brass Against Covers Rage Against the Machine

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If you were to go back to the 90's and tell a young Ken that he'd be more excited about a brass band covering Rage Against the Machine than he would about a RATM/Public Enemy/Cypress Hill supergroup...

Our love of covers is extremely well documented here. The best kind of cover keeps the spirit of the original while adding a band's own spin on a song. Brass Against are nailing the perfect cover with their version of Rage Against the Machine's "No Shelter." The band joins with singer Sophia Urista for the song, and she attacks the song with enough force that you won't miss Zack de la Rocha at all. Brass Against plays with more ferocity than you could think possible for a brass band. Sure, they also have a metal guitar player, but it's the horns (and Urista) that really bring the noise to this song.

You can watch the video for Brass Against's cover of "No Shelter" below. We somehow missed their 2018 self-titled album, which was all Rage Against the Machine covers, with a Living Colour cover and an Audioslave one thrown in. Definitely check that out, as well as their covers of Jane's Addiction, Black Sabbath, Tool, Pantera, etc. For more on Brass Against, check out their website.


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