"Such Great Heights" Meets Generic Metalcore

Over the past few years, it's become common practice for many metalcore bands to record and release "ironic" covers of mainstream hits. Songs from "Bad Romance" to "Since U Been Gone" have been slathered with repetitive, discordant riffing, squealing pinch harmonics, and guttural vocals. I woke up this morning to find a link that my friend had posted me to SoCal metalcore group Confide's cover of The Postal Service's "Such Great Heights." Singers Ross Kenyon and Joel Piper deliver a one-two punch of frenzied shrieks and glossy, ready-for-top-40 cleans. For some reason, I find the transfiguration of this song and the video that accompanies it particularly lol-inducing. Maybe it's the band members' testing of the resiliency of their skinny jeans through intense crabcore squatting à la Attack Attack! Maybe it's their synchronized bouncing to the brvtal breakdowns that grace the song. Maybe it's the sullen close-ups of those mournful faces bounded by perfectly straightened hair. I don't know. Decide for yourself.

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