It was 25 years ago today that Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain took his own life on April 5, 1994.
To honor Cobain's legacy, Indiana post-black outfit Chrome Waves has blessed us with a beautiful rendition of one of the great Nirvana classics, "Something In The Way," the final track on the band's 1991 LP Nevermind.
If this is the direction that Chrome Waves seems to be taking with their revamped lineup, please take my money. The cover, which features cello from Kakophonix (of the amazing Hvile I Kaos), is an elegant display of the group's new shoegaze/blackgaze sound.
We reached out to guitarist Jeff Wilson (ex-Wolvhammer, ex-Abigail Williams, ex-Nachtmystium) for a comment and this is what he had to say:
"I’ve always paid extra attention to last songs on a record. An album has always been like a picture of a time in my life: the struggles, the stress, the accomplishments, my surroundings of that month or year, or what have you, and how I can take those and express it in a chord, a melody, etc.
Making records more-or-less has been my whole life, that last song is that last gasping breath before you sort of break free from the cocoon into the next scene. Something in the Way was that final statement on Nevermind and it felt natural that this would be the song we would choose to cover by the band.
On the 25th anniversary of Kurt’s passing, I hope we’ve done the band justice in commemorating their musical contributions, for they were the reason I initially picked up a guitar and I wouldn’t be writing this without them. "