Disturbed - The Sound of Silence

Discussion in 'Anything' started by Silvion Night, May 20, 2017.

  1. Silvion Night

    Silvion Night Sir Readalot Staff Member

    I was made aware of this cover some hours ago and now I've listened to the song 30 times. It's the best cover of this song I've ever heard. It's simply amazing. Better than the original in my opinion. Go listen to it if you haven't already:

  2. Tanniel

    Tanniel Hired Nicomo Cosca, famed soldier of fortune

    Big fan of it as well; plus I like how different it is from the original version, meaning you can listen to both and enjoy them for their different qualities.
  3. Sneaky Burrito

    Sneaky Burrito Crazy Cat Lady Staff Member

    This was hyped on the "alternative" station here about 6 months ago. Heard it over and over and over again. They kind of ruin songs by overplaying them, it's just what they do.

    (I actually do like this version, though...)
  4. jo zebedee

    jo zebedee Journeyed there and back again

    Ooooh, I don't like that at all. It's like a grimdark soundtrack :D

    Joking aside, too dark for me :(
  5. Bierschneeman

    Bierschneeman Journeyed there and back again

    I thought I was the only in the world who hated this cover... thank you @jo zebedee
    The original was hauntingly beautiful. with its minimalistic approach to the background music, it echoes the subject matter.

    I was first shocked that disturbed was still making music; they received so much blowback during the autotuning protest period I thought they were ruined. But....

    The song sounds too upbeat to me. The autotuning just gives it that weird disturbed sound, a weird tongue and cheek laugh at the sombre lyrics. I honestly picture a snicker smile on the singer's lips. The background then invaded the song by overproducing it. It sounds like a cacophony of let's throw everything in it and see if that covers up the autotuning.

    My level of loathing of this remake spans more than my hatred of useless technology replacing simpler longer lasting technology of old, just for the sake of being newer, or less user fixable.
  6. Silvion Night

    Silvion Night Sir Readalot Staff Member

    Interesting reactions!

    For myself, I like it better than the original because it has a better build-up. The tone also fits the subject matter better in my opinion. The video clip also complements the song admirably. I also find no qualms with auto-tune when used sparingly, which is done here.

    Note that I do like the original version, but I just like this one better.
  7. TomTB

    TomTB The Master Tweeter Staff Member

    I found it a bit too dark too ... think I prefer the original which is hauntingly beautiful, an absolute classic. Not that I don't like this version.

    Seriously considering getting some chin rings though ...
  8. Alucard

    Alucard In the name of the Pizza Lord. Charge! Staff Member

    I like them both. I actually prefer music from the cover to the original guitars. That piano is great.
    Disturbed's singer voice is amazing although I didn't like all that breathiness in the beginning. But the climax of the song was better done than in the original. Overall great cover, thanks for sharing Silv!
  9. Theophania

    Theophania Hired Nicomo Cosca, famed soldier of fortune

    I love the remake - just... wow. And my husband listened to it through my nice new headphones and cried because he found it so powerful.

    Both of us think that it makes the original seem sort of pale and tinkly in comparison.
  10. CelestialAeon

    CelestialAeon A farm boy with a sword

    I think it's a really good cover version as well, refreshing and well thought out.

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