Lorna Shore vocalist Will Ramos has teamed up with metal YouTuber Nik Nocturnal to bolster deathcore classic “Recreant,” originally by Chelsea Grin.
The song was first released in 2010 on Chelsea Grin’s debut album Desolation of Eden, just a few years away from the explosion of the subgenre, led by defining acts such as Suicide Silence, Job For a Cowboy, Whitechapel and others. As is usually the case with a band’s early recordings, the production lacks some of the sophistication and depth of modern releases or those with a somewhat larger recording budget.
Still, there’s plenty of charm in these raw productions, but how would Chelsea Grin’s standout track sound with the full-bodied crunch common in extreme metal today? Ramos and Nocturnal have your answer in the video towards the bottom of the page.
Commenting on the adventure, Nocturnal said: “I love a lot of deathcore/metalcore tracks from the early 2000s, so I thought, ‘Why not give them a well-deserved facelift with the craziest demon noisemaker ever? I know (Will Ramos) and a smashing modern mix/master (Ashtone Productions — Darko, Kingdom Of Giants, Spite) to breathe new life into these classic bangers?”
Ramos, who erupted last year with his maddening vocal performance on Lorna Shore’s viral single ‘To the Hellfire’, added, “The deathcore scene is coming back and we wanted to breathe some life into a classic that may have to be been forgotten.”
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Will Ramos + Nik Nocturnal, “Recreant” (Chelsea Grin cover)
Chelsea Grin, “Recreating”
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