Systems of a Down frontman Serj Tankian has taken a shot at covering Blue Öyster Cult’s classic hard-rock track, “Godzilla.” This cover track by Tankian will appear on the upcoming soundtrack album for Godzilla: King of the Monsters, set for a release on May 24th, according to BlabberMouth.
The cover track features assistance from members of Dethklok, from the show Metalocalypse, including Brendon Small and heavy-metal drummer Gene Hoglan. The song covers a whole range of vocals, from a powerful vibrato by Tankian that compliments a full orchestra, to the drumming of a Japanese taiko group and a chorus of men chanting throughout the piece.
Soundtrack composer Bear McCreary has been a well-known name in the scene, having orchestrated the music for The Walking Dead. McCreary told Rolling Stone that the song is “ “perhaps the most audacious piece of music I have ever produced, jammed to the breaking point with orchestra, choir, taiko chanting, taiko drumming, heavy metal rhythm section, Gene Hoglan’s blistering double-kick drums, and Serj’s distinct vocals. It is complete musical madness.”
Check out the cover track below.
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