I’ve been checking in with Fuse every now and again in an effort to stay “down,” and one video that’s been getting a ton of play (as in, twice a day at least) is the above cover of Dio’s “Holy Diver,” which is by Killswitch Engage. Not that the playlist on Fuse is great–the channel is, after all, keeping the lie that people still want to hear Sum 41 alive–but how does a Dio cover that sounds like something I would have suffered through at an all-ages show at February’s in Elmont back in 1990 (with a little bit of nu-metal growling for good measure) actually get frequent airplay on any music outlet in 2007? Is the “ha ha, we’re listening to Dio” idea still funny? Is this a holdover from Fuse’s lack of access to the Universal Music Group catalog? Or does whoever’s programming videos at Fuse have a weakness for clips that allow bands to act like they’re running amok at a Renaissance Faire?
Killswitch Engage – Holy Diver [YouTube]