Watch: This Elderly Man’s Cover of Slipknot’s ‘Snuff’ Will Have You Weeping

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From time to time we will come across a fan cover of a popular metal song that amazes us – one of those performances is Frank Watkinson’s acoustic cover of Slipknot‘s “Snuff.”

For several years now, Watkinson has been uploading videos to his YouTube channel featuring himself playing covers of different popular songs (as well as sharing his own original tunes).

Among the many songs he has covered, Watkinson got the idea a couple of years ago to cover the iconic Slipknot track.

“Snuff” is one of the big singles off of Slipknot’s 2008 studio album All Hope Is Gone; since its release, the track has become one of the band’s most popular tunes.

For his cover, Watkinson utilizes only an acoustic guitar and his voice, providing a beautiful performance. Through his guitar playing and vocal work, Watkinson not only captures the emotional depth of the original song but also provides his own somber angle to the track that is deeply moving.

You can check out Frank Watkinson’s acoustic cover of Slipknot’s “Snuff” below (and you may want to keep some tissues on hand for if the waterworks start going).

Also below, you will find an excerpt related to what we think about All Hope Is Gone, as part of our ranking of Slipknot’s albums. If you are curious to find out where we ranked All Hope Is Gone, follow the link below to the feature; do keep in mind that this ranking was created before the release of The End, So Far.

All Hope Is Gone excerpt:

“A big testament to Slipknot’s greater artistry is that of All Hope Is Gone. This record marks the last studio album that the late Paul Gray would take part in creating. On All Hope Is Gone, Slipknot takes much of the slower, moodier elements heard in The Subliminal Verses and creates a truly intriguing and fascinating work of emotional atmosphere. There are still several moments of aggressive cuts, but this album represents what more the band is capable of creating. In a lot of ways, The Subliminal Verses feels like a ‘radio heavy’ sort of safe – whereas All Hope Is Gone is a more daring kind of heavy for a mainstream heavy metal band like Slipknot.”

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