Last month I posted about the cover of Danzig‘s ominous ode to parenting “Mother” being used in an ad for the video game Evolve. In which I mentioned that Lissie, the artists covering the tune, had an EP releasing with another notable track on it’s listing, “Electric Eye.” Now, the only “Electric Eye” that I’m aware of is the one by metal mainstays Judas Priest and by golly I was right!
The album features other covers that are of no consequence for the purposes of this writing. As far as Lissie‘s version of “Electric Eye?” It’s…interesting. Her iteration is far more subdued, similar to her rendition of “Mother,” with the pace picking up as the songs progresses.
While I’d like to curse the defamation of such a metal classic, it’s a bit difficult. Lissie‘s voice adds an entirely new layer to Halford‘s original. Include the fact that I have a penchant for covers that take their predecessors in an entirely different direction, and you have a result that’s difficult to love but equally arduous to hate.