Rock has always been drawn to a certain theatricality to it. It’s hilarious to me that certain right wing commentators who praise things like Alpha Con and get their panties in a wad over Harry styles wearing a dress are silent on the spandex era of '80s hair metal.
Rock has always been extra, but the extraness has changed over time causing the past eras to say that the new one isn’t really rock. I’ll spare you a whole fake history lesson on this to get to the point and jump ahead to the ‘00s.
There was a certain dramatization of rock music in the '00s that a certain subset of post grunge alternative rock gravitated toward. It began in the '90s and gained moment throughout the decade, finally really hitting its stride in the '00s and continuing into 2010s. Ultimately, that’s how we got a cover of "The Sound of Silence" by Disturbed.
It’s this same flare for the dramatic that brought us "Uninvited" by Alanis Morissette, which was originally released as a single from the soundtrack to the Nicolas Cage movie, City of Angels. Black Flak’s cover, while a slightly different take on the song, still carries this same flavor of drama as the original. Lead singer Kate Hoffmeister has a powerful voice that must only come from a woman who, much like Alanis, can kick some ass, literally as much as figuratively. There’s a certain oomf that she sings with that makes me concerned for her bandmates if they ever step out of line.
The only thing left to wonder is which Nicolas Cage movie this version will appear in. It’s a waiting game now.
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