Brass Against are a Brooklyn-based brass collective who specialize in horn-centric covers of songs from across the musical spectrum. In the past year alone, they've taken on everything from Living Colour's "Cult of Personality" to Run the Jewels' "Nobody Speak/Bullet in the Head," and (as their name suggests) a slew of Rage Against the Machine hits, including "Bulls on Parade," "Killing in the Name" and "Guerrilla Radio." Hell, they've even concocted a fiery mash-up of Beyoncé's "Freedom" and Rage's song of the same title! Now that's what we call an epic experiment.
The band's latest offering is a voluptuous, sax-led reinterpretation of Tool's 10,000 days standout "The Pot," featuring vocals from powerhouse singer Sophia Urista. Needless to say, the performance kicks brass (sorry) — particularly around the six-minute mark, when Urista delivers a bone-chilling scream that puts even Maynard James Keenan's original recording to shame.