New cover from Belgian post rockers
On the same day Amenra played an acoustic set at Roadburn Festival, presenting their live and entirely acoustic new album “Alive”, the Belgian post-metal collective shared a new song from the record, a cover of Tool’s original “Parabol”.
About this cover song, vocalist Colin H Van Eeckhout commented:
“One cannot deny that Tool has always been a huge influence to us and me as a singer.
They wrote albums, slowly, scarce, but when they released an album, it felt like they had written it especially for me. It’s seems there was always a perfect timing, for instance they released “Lateralus” on the 15th of May 2001, my 22nd birthday and on the same day I buried my father. The song “Parabol” perfectly described the wake, five nights before, the moment he died in my arms and the words that went through my head that instant.”
Previously, the group have unveiled their acoustic version for “The Longest Night”, check it out here.
Colin H Van Eeckhout tells the story behind this song:
“We wrote this track during a rehearsal for the concert we were going to play at Ancienne Belgique (Brussels, BE) last year. Femke joined us for vocals and violins, which gave us a much broader spectrum and more possibilities.
The track grew organically. Nobody really wrote something at home; the guitar melody just came along. Around that time I was talking a lot with a friend of the ‘family’. Love tested him, and he was fighting an interior battle, being torn between old love and new love, future and past. “
“Fathers lie, so you can sleep the longest night, is the one you leave””
“Alive” is now available on CD and LP at the following location.