She Bleeds Merlot dropped their cover of Linkin Park hit ‘Points of Authority‘ today – and it is sick.
The Florida-based hard-core band stamped their distinct sound on the track whilst still paying true tribute to the original song. Vocalist Cody Parsons said, “We put our own staple twist on it. In our sound we utilise a lot of chaotic dissonant chords and even added a breakdown to it that wasn’t part of the original track.”
The talented frontman took on both Chester Bennington’s lead vocals and Mike Shinoda’s rap sections. He went on to say, “when Chester Bennington passed away it hit several us very hard. Chester was a huge inspiration for many of us, and his passing inspired us to do something to honor the impression he made on us. We chose that song in particular because we all considered it one of our favorites off of their first album, Hybrid Theory.”
Whether you’re a fan or hard-core bands or even a die-hard Linkin Park fan, you will absolutely love this track. We are definitely looking forward to hearing more from this promising independent band.