Friday, January 21, 2022

Single Review: Zwaremachine "Effigy (Ministry cover)" (Independent) by Corban Skipwith

Band: Zwaremachine
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Country: USA
Genre: Minimal hypnotic industrial body music
Format: Digital track
Label: Independent
Release date: November 22, 2021
It’s COVER TIME! With our hosts for the evening Zwaremachine and their edition of EFFIGY by none then Ministry!
So, what do I think about this cover? Well for starters they do bring a darker more cerebral vibe to the song that I like a lot, kind of similar to how Cradle of Filth made the legendary ‘Hallowed Be Thy Name’ song by Iron Maiden that much more surreal and haunting.
Zwaremachine accomplished the same on this one, of course being a cover they still keep that funky, early electronic vibe the original song has and maintains the groove and the aesthetic but comparing it to adding a drop of ink into an otherwise clear fountain and watch said fountain slowly but surely turn to black.
It’s still the same fountain, still the same water, the flows and waves still move the same it’s just that little bit darker.
After listening to both to refresh my memory on the original it’s clear just how careful and planned the band was to not overstay its welcome in the ‘changing’ department for this song, nothing worse than a band/artist who tries to do TOO MUCH to a cover and ruins the whole aspect of what made the song good to begin with!
But no need to worry here, their ‘dark polluting’ if you will is only in the presentation and background of the track, the main key components that made the original so damn vibrant and dance worthy are still there and as strong as ever!
If you’re looking for a great cover (if it’s not already obvious) go check this out it’s great and is the perfect level of change you’d want from a cover! –Corban Skipwith

Mach Fox: Vocals
Syn Thetic (Malice Machine): Guitar
Dbot: Bass guitar, programming
Dein Offizier: Drums

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