Spirit Adrift Shares Pantera’s ‘Hollow’ Cover And Visualizer
Spirit Adrift, band born in Texas celebrate the monumental album Vulgar display of power by Pantera’s 30th anniversary with a cover of “Hollow”. Released on February 25, the cover of Spirit Adrift pays homage to one of their role models in heavy metal.
Vocalist and guitarist Nate Garrett credits his growth and understanding of music and metal to the album, although his admiration for the band was not always tied to his work. he had a personal connection with Vulgar display of power even before Spirit Adrift: “I studied the whole album from an early age, and the song that stood out to me the most was always ‘Hollow’. It’s dynamic, emotional, unpredictable. He later went on to say that “Pantera is one of those bands that taught me how to play music”.
Many musicians and music fans agree that the best covers aren’t mimicry performances. On the contrary, the best covers inject something unique and personal into the recreations in order to create a new work of art independent of the original, even if the original serves as the basis.
Garrett said, “I channeled every ounce of obsession and attention to detail into our release, making sure we honored the original song while introducing some of our trademark elements to make it our own.”
The song is a moving and heartbreaking number that comments on death, loss, and the futility of missing someone but still missing them. Among the most heartbreaking lines are towards the end: “Mad/At gods/Mad” and “My best friend/My best friend…/Recome back”.
Listen to Spirit Adrift’s rendition of the song here.