San Francisco record label The Flenser record label is known for releasing cutting-edge post-metal, drone, shoegaze and dark ambient music, from bands like Have a Nice Life, King Woman and Planning For Burial. But that doesn't mean that the fine folks there don't love some good ol'-fashioned nu-metal.
That love takes shape on the new compilation Send the Pain Below (an exclusive vinyl release for subscribers of the label's Series Three membership club), which features artists from the Flenser roster and/or musical world putting their own spins on songs by Korn, Slipknot, Deftones and more. So far, we've heard Chat Pile's noise-rock take on "Roots Bloody Roots" and Wreck and Reference's flickering shoegaze rendition of Deftones' beloved "Change (In the House of Flies)," the latter of which Revolver proudly premiered in August.
Today (September 15th) brings with it the unveiling of Vile Creature's contribution, a cover of Kittie's Spit single "Paperdoll" that reinvents the cut as a gnarly sludge crusher in the vein of the acclaimed Canuck doom-metal duo's original work.
"Kittie is a band that trailblazed, both by bucking metal gender norms and being from southern Ontario," commented Vile Creature, who hail from the same Canadian province. "It was a no-brainer for us to cover this, the only non-heavy song from their debut record, and we can only hope we did them justice. Long live Kittie!"
Listen above via YouTube and peep the cover art and full track list for Send the Pain Below after the jump.
Send the Pain Below track listing:
Wreck and Reference - "Change" by Deftones
Chat Pile - "Roots Bloody Roots" by Sepultura
Vile Creature - "Paper Dolls" by Kittie
Drowse - "Wait and Bleed" by Slipknot
Cremation Lily - "Falling Away From Me" by Korn
Midwife - "Send the Pain Below" by Chevelle