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XERATH Makes A STEVE VAI Song Sound Like 80's Hair-Meets-Death Metal

Did Xerath just start up the "deathened hair metal" movement?

Did Xerath just start up the "deathened hair metal" movement?

A few weeks ago Xerath announced a present for fans was coming via a picture of the group in the studio. Considering III just came out last year, we assumed it wasn't new music and we were correct- it isn't. It's actually old music! Enter Xerath's cover of Steve Vai's "Dirty Black Hole" from 1993's Sex and Religion record, which you might remember as Vai's record with Devin Townsend on vocals.

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Holy hell! Not only does the band do a great job of making the song sound like 80's deathened hair metal (which needs to be a new genre), but vocalist Richard Thomson sounds like Death's Chuck Schuldiner on his cover of Judas Priest's "Painkiller" a bit. Wow. Xerath's IV needs to be more like this.

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