System of a Down's "Chop Suey!" has been August Burns Red's walk-out song for years, so it was perhaps long overdue for them to put their own spin on the spasmodic alt-metal smash. Just in time for the holidays, ABR have done just that, covering the Toxicity single and adding their burly, mosh-primed heft to the cut. Making the cover all the more notable, the metalcore stalwarts' rendition sees them embracing clean vocals like they rarely have before. Crank it below.
"After years of playing 'Chop Suey!' over the PA system right before we took the stage at our shows, we decided to take a crack at the song ourselves," guitarist JB Brubaker commented. "This is truly one of the most legendary rock/metal songs of all time and it was so much fun to cover. I'm especially proud of our singer Jake and our bassist Dustin. We haven't done much clean singing in our music and this song showcases our vocalists in a whole new way."
For more ABR, watch our original doc "Hometown" where we take an intimate tour of the Lancaster, Pennsylvania, barn where the band got their start — including the egg room practice space where the group wrote their first album, Thrill Seeker.