Hungarian metal outfit Meteora have covered Linkin Park’s track “Numb.“ The cover is featured on their album Tragedy of Delusion.
About the decision to cover this particular Linkin Park song, the band released the following statement:
After we finished writing songs for our second album, we thought squeezing in one more track as a bonus was possible with the time we had left. ’Tragedy of Delusion’ was 10 songs long already, so we weren’t really forced to do it, we just had been toying with the idea of doing a cover for quite some time, and this seemed to be the ideal time. We threw music at each other in our facebook group, had a few really strong contenders, but in the end “Numb” won.
With the name Meteora we were thought to be a Linkin Park tribute a few times, especially in the beginning, so it was just fitting to do a song of theirs from their second album, ’Meteora’. When giving the name we didn’t have that record in mind to be honest, but the Meteora temples in Greece. Máté was studying architecture at university, and he presented this idea for us some weeks before our first live show. By now it grew on us, and it represents a quiet place above everything, where you can draw back to, and calmly observ the world beneath.
We were planning to do a different kind of video for this song, but along with the concerts these ideas were made impossible as well. We didn’t want to keep people hanging though for an indefinite amount of time, so we joined the ’lockdown video movement’. We really hope that people will be open minded about the music, and like the minimalist approach of the video.
Check it out:
Get the track here.