A couple of weeks ago, Atlanta stoner metal kings Mastodon released their ripping new single “Forged By Neron,” which hails from the soundtrack of DC Comics’ current ongoing event ‘Dark Knights: Death Metal.’ Now, metallically-inclined singer-songwriter Chelsea Wolfe has dropped her song, “Diana,” and wow, does it go hard in the industrial paint.
What’s interesting about “Diana” is that it forsakes some of Wolfe’s traditional lilting atmosphere for outright heavy industrial influences. And for this track, that actually works well, both sonically and thematically. Given that “Diana” is Wonder Woman’s real name, and the images shown during the YouTube video of this song focus primarily on DC’s female heroine, one assumes the song is about her role in ‘Dark Knights: Death Metal.’ And since Wonder Woman is an Amazonian warrior and arguably the most hardcore member of the Justice League, this heavy approach has a sincerity to it that’s very cool.
Check out Chelsea Wolfe’s “Diana” below:
DC Comics’ ‘Dark Knights: Death Metal,’ takes place in which a dark goddess is destroying all of the universes adjacent to our own and unleashing dark new versions of our favorite heroes upon the earth (…we think). Included in it are strange and extremely heavy new versions of the heroes we all love, making it a perfect project in which to get metallic personalities involved.
Check out the fully stacked soundtrack for this comics event below:
- Mastodon,”Forged by Neron”
- Chelsea Wolfe, “Diana”
- HEALTH, Tyler Bates, “ANTI-LIFE (feat. Chino Moreno)”
- Maria Brink, Tyler Bates, “Meet Me In Fire (feat. Andy Biersack)”
- Grey Daze, “Anything, Anything”
- Rise Against, “Broken Dreams, Inc.”
- Manchester Orchestra, “Never Ending”
- Denzel Curry, PlayThatBoyZai, “Bad Luck”
- Carach Angren, “Skull With a Forked Tongue”
- Starcrawler, “Good Time Girl”
- Gunship, Tyler Bates, “Berserker (feat. Dave Lombardo)”
- Greg Puciato, Tyler Bates, Gil Sharone, “Now You’ve Really Done It”
- Show Me The Body, “Stone Cold Earth”
- Idles, “Sodium”
- Soccer Mommy, “Kissing in the Rain”
Words by Chris Krovatin