Khemmis vocalist and guitarist Ben Hutcherson cannot be stopped. While Khemmis as an entire band released insanely good covers of "Down in a Hole" by Alice in Chains and "Rainbow in the Dark" by Dio this year, Hutcherson recently unleashed a devastating cover of Santana's 1999 hit "Smooth". Now Hutcherson is back with yet another unstoppable cover, this time taking on The Offspring's "Come Out and Play" as if it were "written and recorded by members of Misery Index and Napalm Death."
Here's what Hutcherson had to say about the track.
“‘Nothing happens unless first we dream.’ – Carl Sandburg
“‘Dreams are true while they last, and do we not live in dreams?’ – Alfred Lord Tennyson
“Do you remember your dreams? I do.
“I once dreamt of a world. A different, better world. One wherein the Offspring‘s album Smash was written and recorded by members of Misery Index and Napalm Death. Wouldn’t you like to live in that world? I had a fleeting glimpse of it and it is glorious. You, too, can visit that reality (in three minute increments) thanks to my reimagined version of ‘Come out and Play’ and the ‘music video’ I willed into existence from the horrors of my mind.
“Thanks to Chuck E. Cheese for scarring all of us who came of age in the 80s and 90s.
“‘Like a Spreading Disease’ is the second in an ongoing series of videos wherein I deconstruct pop/rock hits from yesteryear and rearrange them as extreme metal songs. Want to learn how to play this song? Want to know what I’m covering next? All of this and much more is available to supporters of my Patreon!”
Check out Hutcherson's Patreon here.