Winnipeg, Canada’s Psychotic Gardening have covered the Death classic “Open Casket.” The track will appear on Psychotic Gardening’s upcoming album, Hymnosis, which is scheduled for release on May 13th.
For the heavy, dipped-in-doom track, the death metal outfit brought Tim Roth from Into Eternity and Chuck Wepfer from Broken Hope on board to help make it a sledgehammer. The two guests trade guitar licks in the track. About the track and on the collaboration, Psychotic Gardening’s vocalist, Andrew Wiens, said:
The Open Casketreally is a stripped down candid look at the recording process in the Psychotic Gardening dungeon. We thought it was in keeping in the spirit with the old school to start out and pay tribute with this song in this way. Of course, we did our dark, doom-laiden spin on it. And it’s really cool these days, getting to collaborate with Chuck Wepfer mailing his stuff in from Chicago and Tim Roth from Regina.
The video, directed by Andrew Wiens, is what it is (a band playing in studio), but the track is amazing. It’s heavy and powerful, it has a great sound (from the crunchy chug of the guitars to the to the crisp sound of the drums to the hypnotizing bass to the perfectly controlled vocals), and it’ll have your head banging at variable speeds. By all accounts it’s a respectful and amazing cover.
Check out the original Death version for comparison:
Rock Hard \m/