KEN MODE's Cover Of HELMET's "Turned Out" Is Pretty Hardcore
On September 16, Magnetic Eye Records will be releasing Meantime (Redux), which is Helmet's classic 1992 album reimagined and covered by bands like KEN Mode, Rosetta, Fuck The Facts, and a more that comprise today's metal scene. KEN Mode's contribution to the compilation will be "Turned Out," and according to statement given by the band to Lambgoat, this cover isn't meant to resemble the original at all.
"Helmet's 'Turned Out' is our bassist's favorite song on Meantime, so it's suiting that he wasn't around to witness us butcher it till it barely resembled the original. We've never been huge fans of doing covers, so when faced with this proposition, we had to find a way to make the song more fun for ourselves. Nobody wants to hear bands like us play Helmet karaoke anyway, as the group is basically 90s canon – if people want to hear the song, they'll go to the original. So this is our 'Turned Out' as inspired by Helmet's original."
Check the track out below, and pre-order Meantime (Redux) here.