My friend/co-worker, Josh, told me about this song a couple of weeks ago. I had never heard this version before, but since then I’ve seen more articles about it and watched the video many times on YouTube.
Disturbed’s Sound of Silence cover will mess with your preconceptions
By Vlad Savov
December 24, 2015 04:28 am
Simon & Garfunkel’s The Sound of Silence is over half a century old now, and in all that time no one had thought to do a nu-metal cover of it. Probably because that sounds like a really terrible idea. But Disturbed, one of the most prominent (and unintentionally hilarious) alternative metal acts from the early 2000s, has done its own version of the song and, well, it’s surprisingly good. Hearing this song without any preconceptions about its copiously pierced singer may not be easy, but it’s rewarded by a very satisfying little tune. It’s at once faithful to the original and to the band’s innate predilection for exaggeration.
Here is the video, I’m still memorized by it and trying to grasp my mind around their version of the song.
Thanks, Josh, for letting me know about this song.