This has been an idea that has been rattling around in my head for ages, to do a series of my favourite cover tracks. I know some people can't stand covers, but personally I love them and think they can really show off a band's skill like nothing else, or it can show an already awesomesauce track in a new light and style. I want to start this series off with a track that first gave me this whole idea, 'Change (In The House Of Flies) as done by Architects.
'Change (In The House Of Flies)' is arguably the Deftones most well known track and it's not hard to see why, it is an instantly chilling tune that drags you in and never lets go. 'Change' is one of my all time favourite tracks that always strikes a chord deep inside of me, I loose myself to it, so when one of the biggest Metalcore acts of today took a stab at covering it, you know I'm interested.
On the first listen, it sounds like the Architects didn't change much or even the style, and for the most part, you'd be right. But it's after several play throughs that the subtile differences become more pronounced. Sam Carter throws his tortured voice into it with a touch more gusto than Chino Moreno did in the original, the stringed instruments are more in the fore front of the whole track, giving the song a more melodic, symphonic and dare I say it, a more romantic feel to it. I'm telling you now, I get chills every time I hear 'Change', but Architects' version hits just that little bit harder somehow.
Architects recorded this cover as apart of the 'Spotify Singles Session' series at Abbey Road and forgive the pun, but I would have done anything to have been a fly on the wall at that recording, it just would have been a magical time. With the Architects being long time fans of Deftones, it was a bit of a no brainer that they chose 'Change' for their cover, and I'm greatful for it.
Written by Dan.