From the beautiful city of Napels comes Driving Mrs. Satan, a band that likes to play intimate and folksy pop covers of heavy metal tunes. Ever wondered what “Raining Blood” would sound like if it was a fragile acoustic tune with female vocals? Here’s your chance.
Sure, it sounds gimmicky, but vocalist Claudia Sorvillo has a beautiful voice that lingers between whispering and completely endearing and the rest of the band came up with arrangements that are so good you forget you’re listening to a cover. Right off the bat they transform Dio’s “Hungry For Heaven” into a delightful upbeat pop tune and further down the line Metallica’s “For Whom The Bell Tolls” becomes a dark acoustic ballad.
A lot of times covers of well-known songs in a different style are simply meant to make you smile for a second before moving on (Me First And The Gimme GimmesThings, Richard Cheese,…). It’s rarely brought with this much care and sincerity though. So yeah, we’re all for this. Raise those horns in the air and then gently sway them from left to right because Iron Maiden (“Caught Somewhere In Time”), Megadeth (“Peace Sells”) and Anthrax (“Antisocial”) never sounded quite as huggable as on Driving Mrs. Satan’s new album.