Cover songs are a difficult thing to pull off. Especially legendary songs. It’s a fine line of keeping the original spirit while making the song your own. The worst cover songs are ones that sound just like the original. Pointless.
The metal band Khemmis from Denver Colorado understand this challenge. There aren’t many people who can even touch a Ronnie James Dio song and do it justice. But Khemmis certainly are up to the task. Their singer doesn’t match Ronnie’s operatic vocals, but he holds his own for sure. And the band takes the iconic keyboard line from the original and turn it into a Thin Lizzy/Iron Maiden style duel lead guitar line. Then they add extra heavy and slow it down a hair.
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