taffmeister (Sounds of Silence on deviantart.com)
In December 2015, the heavy metal band, Disturbed, fronted by David Draiman, released a cover of Simon and Garfunkel’s iconic, the Sound of Silence (1964). I’ve included 3 versions of the song: a performance by Draiman and Disturbed on the Conan O’Brien show; the band’s official music video, and an unadorned version by Simon and Garfield as originally recorded in 1964.
Do mid-1960s lyrics resonate within the 2015/16 world? Does the music video and Simon and Garfunkel’s 1960s imagery convey the same meanings? Is this heavy folk or folk metal or a hybrid? Just a few things you might consider as listen. Listen with open ears: are you dismayed or relieved at the “heavy metal” quality of Draiman, et.al’s version. And, don’t let the facial piercings distract you.
Hello darkness, my old friend
I’ve come to talk with you again
Because a vision softly creeping
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