Many death metal and grindcore bands have got great names, the kind of names that are fun to trot out when a non-metalhead asks you what kind of music you listen to, just to see the resulting facial expressions. Dying Fetus and Napalm Death are among the names I like to use. Of course, it helps that I actually really like both bands.
Death metal and grindcore song names are good for this purpose, too — like “Unchallenged Hate”. Now, if a non-metalhead asks you what you’ve been listening to today, you can tell them: Dying Fetus’s cover of Napalm Death’s “Unchallenged Hate” — because that’s what we’ve got for you in this post. It was just put up for streaming by Metal Hammer, via Muzu.tv, and because the player is embeddable, we’ve got it for you after the jump.
This is the second Dying Fetus cover we’ve featured, the first one being their cover of “Unleashed Upon Mankind” by Bolt Thrower (here). Both songs are from Dying Fetus’ cover album, History Repeats…, which will be released by Relapse on July 19 in NorthAm and internationally on July 25.
And in other news, the re-issue of Death’s Human album (which we covered here) is now streaming in full — all 49 tracks. The link for that is also after the jump.
First, here’s the Dying Fetus take on “Unchallenged Hate”, which appeared on Napalm Death’s 1988 album, From Enslavement to Obliteration. The original is a fucking brutal, grisly song — with a heavy-ass slab of old-school death metal sandwiched around a raw slice of vein-bursting grind. The Dying Fetus cover doesn’t work any significant changes in the original — which is A-OK with me. I do wonder who’s doing the batshit-crazy vocals that Lee Dorrian contributed to the original.
RE-ISSUE OF DEATH’S HUMAN
To hear any or all of the songs on the Death re-issue, which is extremely good, btw, visit the Death Bandcamp page here. You can also buy the album at that page as a digital download.
It’s interesting that even labels like Relapse are starting to use Bandcamp as a digital distribution platform.