Label: Relapse Records Releasedate: 10-07-2020
Inter Arma is a sludge/post metal formation from the USA formed in 2006. The band came with a debut in 2010 but anno 2020 they are up for album number five. It is called “Garbers Days Revisited”.
It is not an album with their own work though, it contains covers only. But with a variety of artists they covered, they have made it something their own nevertheless. Starting the album with Ministry’s “Scarecrow” the band is setting the tone. In line with that there is also Nine Inch Nails’ “March of The Pigs”. In between that there is a Neil Young cover. Interesting choice, and actually working out very well. The style that Inter Arma lays over it suits the song quite well.
Going more metal there is Venom’s “ In League With Satan”, a track that you may have to get used to hearing it performed this way. They could have chosen to stay very close to its original, but they make it more dragging, thick and nasty than you could foresee.
Less enthusiastic I am about Prince’s “Purple Rain”. From the thousands of covers I have heard of it by now it just does not jump out. It feels less in line with the rest of the album also. Like it does not belong there. Ah well, if that is the only one that suits us less we can safely say that the album is quite a success. That last one we simply skip and all is good.
T.J. Childers – Drums
Steven Russell – Guitars
Trey Dalton – Guitars
Mike Paparo – Vocals
Andrew Lacour – Bass
- Scarecrow (Ministry cover)
- Southern Man (Neil Young cover)
- Hard Times (Cro-Mags cover)
- March of the Pigs (Nine Inch Nails cover)
- The Girl Who Lives on Heaven Hill (Hüsker Dü cover)
- In League with Satan (Venom cover)
- Runnin Down a Dream (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers cover)
- Purple Rain (Prince cover)