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“Zombie” Acoustic (Single) by Bad Wolves

Artist: Bad Wolves
Title: “Zombie” Acoustic (Single)
Label: Eleven Seven Music
Release Date: 5/25/2018
Genre: Acoustic Rock
Rating: 4.5/5

What’s that saying again? “So nice they did it twice” – I think that is the line or something else very close to it. Whatever the exact verbiage might be, the thought I am getting at is the fact that the brand new band Bad Wolves have achieved a level of bombastic success with their cover of The Cranberries song “Zombie” that was released as a single in memory of that bands singer Dolores O’Riordan. At the point of this writing the world at large still does NOT know the cause of the singers passing which is a shame. Now the Bad Wolves version of the song was nothing less than jarring and powerful and after I listened a few times was added to the content of our website on a summary you can examine HERE. The other day the band issued an acoustic version of the track and here are my thoughts about it.
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“Zombie” (Single) by Bad Wolves

Artist: Bad Wolves
Title: “Zombie” (Single)
Label: Eleven Seven
Release Date: 1/19/2018
Genre: Alt-Metal
Rating: 4/5

The sudden and quite surprising dead of singer Dolores O’Riordan of The Cranberries hit a world of music fans hard since she was not only loved but also only 46 years of age. Her death followed that of the legendary “Fast” Eddie Clarke of the Original Motorhead and left music fans with the mindset of here we go again with the regular passing on of musical greats. Earlier today, I was tooling around in Spotify and saw that the band Bad Wolves had recorded The Cranberries seminal hit “Zombie” and since I had wanted to check them out I felt that this would be the perfect launching point for me. Let’s give their version of the classic tune a listen I said and from the moment it started I was down with it. There is a solemn beginning that might bring a slight Five Finger Death Punch vibe to your mind but its only there for a second as singer Tommy Vext showcases a sonic register across the main verse.
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“Zombie” (Single) by Kobra and The Lotus

Artist: Kobra and The Lotus
Title: “Zombie” (Single)
Label: Titan Music
Release Date: 10/30/2015
Genre: Heavy Metal
Rating: 4/5

Since the bands most recent tribute effort “Words Of The Prophets” was released, the fans have been wondering when we can expect a full on new album from Canada’s Kobra and The Lotus and while I am also one of the curious I am happy to share that a brand new single called “Zombie” has surfaced a couple of weeks ago. For me this is better than nothing and as far as the track goes there is some really driving drums and guitars under the powerful vocal register of Kobra Paige. The single features guest guitarist Charlie Parra del Riego who is a new name to me but judging by the licks that he is delivering in the track is one that we might be hearing from again very soon. The tune sounds like the perfect live track as Kobra’s vibe on it is nothing less than commanding your full attention. I’ve been a fan of her style for a few years now and am still surprised that more people are not aware of what she and the boys bring to the table. Wake up citizens of the Metal Empire, you’re missing out on some quality tunes here. While the song is called “Zombie”, Kobra is not saying that she is one, but that she feels like one at times. There is also a quirky bit of cover art to go along with the digital single.
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