Hear nu-metal revivalist AMIRA ELFEKY cover SYSTEM OF A DOWN's "Lonely Day" | Revolver

Hear nu-metal revivalist AMIRA ELFEKY cover SYSTEM OF A DOWN's "Lonely Day"

A "girl metal" rendition of the 'Hypnotize' classic
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Signed to major label Atlantic Records, Amira Elfeky specializes in a style of dark rock she jokingly calls "girl metal."

"Some random comment said that my music wasn't heavy enough and sounded like 'girly metal,'" she explained on social media. "So I ran with it."

As Revolver has previously noted, Elfeky folds the dirgy alt-metal of Deftones, the melancholy goth-rock of Evanescence and the eerie doom-gaze of King Woman into her bleary-eyed sound — or as she describes it, "a blend of 2000s nu metal mall goth bagginess (think 2000s older brother core) mixed with dark vampirism like corsets and lace."

Either way, it's a personal aesthetic she's most recently applied to a Spotify-exclusive cover of System of a Down's "Lonely Day." Through Elfeky's lens, Daron Malakian's bittersweet ballad takes on a sultrier and gothier blood-soaked sheen.

Stream it below via Spotify.