The Texas metalcore act Upon A Burning Body have taken what was once a wholesome television theme song and have turned it into something brutal.
Everyone loves a little nostalgia, especially metal themed nostalgia. For some of you readers, you may have grown up with a television show called Saved By The Bell; the TV show revolved around a group of friends in high school and the random antics they would get into. Real innocent stuff – so what happens if you add a little bit of metalcore into the mix?
Upon A Burning Body have released a cover of the Saved By The Bell theme song. That’s right, the same band who wrote a song called “Reinventing Hatred” are now getting down to Saved By The Bell. And honestly, the cover slaps. Check it out below.
Want to know something else that’s really cool? This isn’t the only cover that Upon A Burning Body have done based on a nostalgic television show. They also did a cover to another classic TV show some of you may remember – The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air.
And then there’s the brutal version of the classic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles theme song.
It’s cool as hell to hear such heavy takes on these songs, given that the original songs are far from metal. At the time of this writing, Upon A Burning Body have released four studio albums. Their latest release is their single “Snake Eyes,” which you can check out below.
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Words by: Michael Pementel