Carrying on our mini-series of covers that are better than their originals under the eyes of the author: myself we have part 2 of the Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better series.
PUNx IS POLITICS
For all the ill that has been born from fascism and racism, the only tangible positive I can see to it is that such ignorance has become lyrical bread and butter for no end of punk and grind acts. The cult classic track Nazi Punks Fuck Off by seminal Punk band Dead Kennedys has had no end of covers with every aspiring punk armed with a webcam and a guitar showing off their rendition as if it were a rite of passage. Although catchy, politically charged and classically punk, "soft" punk isn't really something that gets my gears going, enter in Napalm Death's rendition:
Dropdead are your embittered moralistic punks, condensing their disgust into a full throttle storm of coarse edged crust fuelled powerviolence; a jagged roughness amongst a storm of global socio-political issues pressed with a harsh reality. A complete contrast to Nasum's composite and vibrant soundscapes documenting personal struggles and views. Although Nasum's earlier stuff is down right filthy grindcore its nice to see them get down and dirty in this classic piece of powerviolence.
The Left hand path
Thank a deity of your choosing that Swedish Crust legends G-ANX went against their original ambitions of being a punk rock band, instead bastardising themselves to the far more desirable and more renown form of Crust punkers extraordinaire. Their legacy is international, but it is back home where you will find their greatest praise with riff-masters Livet Som Insats doing a more electrifying and light hearted rendition of their track The Narrow Path.