There are many ways you could play metal music. Often it’s about playing faster, heavier and louder than everybody else. This trio from Sweden took a different approach – their arrangements are quiet, laid-back and focused on communicating the message through the lyrics. Hellsongs covered exclusively metal classics, turning them almost entirely acoustic; and have released a total of 4 albums, with the most recent, ‘Minor Misdemeanors’, released last year. Unfortunately the group has disbanded, but they have left us with some amazing covers. Today we’re listening to “I Wanna Be Somebody” from their latest album.
This song was originally performed by W.A.S.P. on their self-titled debut record released in 1984. If you’re familiar with the original, this cover version will probably surprise you. And if you’re not, then you’ve still got a great song to enjoy!
Written by Natalia Gronowska