Montreal, Canada’s Messora started as a solo recording project with no clear goal back in 2016 and since then, has evolved into a full-fledged live band. They recently released their latest single “Forever as I Beg” this past December in follow up to their 2019 album “The Door”. The epic track, which goes through the whole “album” kind of arc and progression within the single piece of music is meant to give the album experience condensed in a nine-minute progressive death metal song.
With the new single’s download, the band offered up fans an exclusive bonus track of a harsh and guttural cover of Nine Inch Nails‘ “Closer”, which they are now sharing today. Band founder Zach Dean explains further:
“The idea to cover Closer came to me because I thought that it would work great in a live setting. I really wanted to get a room full of people to scream that hook with me. Once I had a demo for it, I decided that it would be great to record and release. It fits well with Forever as I Beg because there are lots of thematic lyrical similarities, dealing with self-destructive cycles and dissociation.”
Listen to Messora‘s cover of NIN‘s “Closer” at the following links:
YouTube – https://youtu.be/KXzB3TRDprQ
Dark, experimental, and unpredictable, Messora is recommended for fans of Opeth, Gojira, and King Crimson.
The music video for “Forever as I Beg” can be viewed at https://youtu.be/shab7_daiQ8
Forever as I Beg (8:49)
(bonus download track via Bandcamp) Closer (Nine Inch Nails cover) “b side” (3:43)