Vs Tuesday: Two Bands! One Song! Who Wins?! FIGHT! Cash.

What happens when you write and release a very personal song and then a legend in their own right decides to cover it? Nine Inch Nails mastermind Trent Reznor knows that feeling all to well, describing it as like “seeing someone kissing your girlfriend” when Johnny Cash released a rendition of “Hurt“. It is one that has been debated until the Cows come home but there is an argument that the version from Cash carries over more emotion than the original adding more pain and weight with which to make it his own…

In the Red corner we have Trivium and Ibaraki guitarist and vocalist Matt Heafy, proving once again why the World needs a full blown Unplugged in New York from MTV style acoustic album from his band. The EPs are brilliant, someone needs to package them up and put them out on vinyl. Roadrunner Records, what are you waiting for? Hell might actually freeze over? In the Blue corner we have a rendition by Christian Larsson from “A Life In Black: A Tribute to Johnny Cash”, so you have two men, two acoustic guitars and two covers of a Nine Inch Nails song covered by Johnny Cash in the style of Johnny Cash. The comparison couldn’t be much closer now could it? Who wins? You decide!

 

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