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Hear Drowse’s Cover Of Slipknot’s “Wait And Bleed”


Drowse‘s cover of Slipknot‘s “Wait And Bleed” has newly made its way online below via Revolver. The song is one of six nü-metal covers crafted for The Flenser‘s tribute to the much maligned genre, “Send The Pain Below“. That effort was made available via the label’s vinyl subscription service.

Drowse‘s Kyle Bates spoke of tackling the song:

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“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.

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 self-titled-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.

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.”

Send The Pain Below” track listing:

01 – Wreck And Reference – “Change (In The House Of Flies) (Deftones cover)
02 – Chat Pile‘s – “Roots Bloody Roots” (Sepultura cover)
03 – Vile Creature – “Paper Dolls” (Kittie cover)
04 – drowse – “Wait And Bleed” (Slipknot cover)
05 – Cremation Lily – “Falling Away From Me” (Korn cover)
06 – Midwife – “Send The Pain Below” (Chevelle cover)

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