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By Nicholas Kobe, Contributor
Coming off of their all female fronted album Behind the Veil and a corresponding documentary Unveiled, LA-based group Beauty in Chaos has decided to celebrate the Halloween season by releasing a cover of the classic Concrete Blonde song, “Bloodletting (The Vampire Song)“.
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The Beauty in Chaos cover is a lot heavier than the original and taps into some cool influences to put their own spin on the track. A key one is jazz, as a saxophone is prominently featured throughout this cover. It’s played fantastically by Mars Williams of The Psychedelic Furs, going to squealing highs and big soulful lows, highlighting the dynamic range of the instrument.
In a press release Beauty in Chaos frontman Michael Ciravolo calls the original song “eerily realistic picture of my hometown.” His thoughts here are shown through with the other most noticeable difference in this song. That is the fact that this version is overall significantly heavier than the original, turning the more soulful good of the original into a more dark and prodding song. The guitars are a lot heavier, and overall the song feels a lot more imposing than the original, which compliments it nicely. The cover by Beauty in Chaos also does a great job at exploding into the final chorus, really driving home the background vocals that were already so much fun in the original track. “Bloodletting (The Vampire Song)” also features an appropriately themed music video with Vincent Cordero and Industrialism Films
Beauty in Chaos’s version of “Bloodletting (The Vampire Song)” is out now via Shameless Records on Spotify, Apple Music and Bandcamp.