Erra debut cover of Muse track 'Stockholm Syndrome'
ERRA have unveiled their cover of Muse's "Stockholm Syndrome." The song appears on the deluxe version of the band's eponymous album (due out March 18) and its visualizer can be found below.
"The first time I heard Muse's 'Stockholm Syndrome,' I thought, 'This song is begging to be covered by a metal band,'" shares guitarist and clean vocalist Jesse Cash. "It has aggressive riffs, soaring vocals, keyboard arpeggios, and a big ending breakdown. It has all the necessary materials to be contextualized into an ERRA song."
He continues, "The chromatic guitar octaves in the verses also left me a lot of room to play with some chromatic groove riffs in the style of Meshuggah. I realized as long as I maintained the root notes of those original octaves, I could kind of be as creative as I wanted during those verses. I also adjusted the original tuning from Drop D to Drop E and tuned the guitar down an entire octave to make the song low, heavy, and more akin to the range ERRA generally tunes in."