Posted on July 26, 2021
Song of the Day: Sound of Silence
Today’s song is Sound of Silence by Disturbed.
This is a cover from the 1965 original folk-rock hit by Simon & Garfunkel.
This one places a heavier emphasis on the lyrics (backed by a orchestral suite).
It was covered by a heavy metal band, which serves as a fascinating parallel.
It’s amazing the level of care and dedication placed into this rendition.
I’m showcasing the ‘live’ performance of the song because it really is perfect.
And the people bowed and prayed to the neon god they made.
And the sign flashed out its warning in the words that it was forming.
Just for comparison sake, I’ll be linking to the studio version.
I prefer the live rendition.
David Draiman, the main singer for Disturbed, was actually sick during this performance.
That is the reason he was sitting for the performance..
This cover really draws focus to the haunting nature of the original.
Also gives more attention to the lyrics, which have aged beautifully for a song over 50 years old.
Click here for the full YouTube playlist (of all of the song’s I’ve talked about).
I’ve talked about hundreds of them, so you’re bound to find something entertaining.