Response to 13 Mellow Acoustic Covers Of Hard Rock Songs:
Fromametalhead, NO WAY, soft, folky covers are never better, because there is no way they can match the intensity of the original. Even foraslowish, dramatic song like “Nothing Else Matters.” I’ve observed the same about Machine Head’s “Darkness Within” original vs. acoustic version. The acoustic version is lame (to me) because it doesn’t have nearly the emotional intensity of the original.Ikeep waiting for it to get intense and it never does. For these songs to work, they need to belt out the vocals and tear your heart apart with the guitars (or cellos-Apocalyptica cover of “Nothing Else Matters” is great).