This Linkin Park/Evanescence Mash-Up Will Rip Your Heart Out
Usually, mash-ups are supposed to be funny. The whole point of bringing two tracks together is to show off their dichotomy; combining the Beegees with, say, Cannibal Corpse is hilarious because the one is brutal and scary, and the other isn’t. But sometimes, combining two tracks shows brings together what each one does well, and creates something new and kind of beautiful. Such is the case with Heavy Immortal, this new mash-up between Evanescence and Linkin Park.
The track — a combination of Evanescence’s My Immortal and Linkin Park’s Heavy by YouTuber Grave Danger — isn’t your typical mix track, in that it’s not about showcasing differences. Instead, it shows just how perfectly the backing piano of the former song fits the vocal melodies and rhythms of the second. Even more powerful is how the two feature a similar emotional resonance, both delving into heartbreak of different kinds while seeming to share one soul.
Check out Heavy Immortal below:
Jesus, it really just twists the knife.
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It should be noted that this isn’t Grave Danger’s first rodeo, either. Earlier this year, the YouTuber combined Katy Perry and My Chemical Romance, with a similar level of heartfelt power. Listen to that mash-up below:
Not quite Slipknot and the Spice Girls, is it?
Meanwhile, if you want to see Evanescence live, shove a bunch of tissues in your pocket and catch them on tour alongside Within Temptation at one of the following dates:
4 Belgium, Brussels Palais 12
5 France, Paris Accor Hotel Arena
7 UK, London The O2
9 Germany, Berlin Velodrome
11 Germany, Frankfurt Festhalle
12 Switzerland, Zurich Hallenstadion
14 Italy, Milan Mediolanum Forum
15 Germany, Munich Zenith
17 Germany, Hamburg Sporthalle
18 Germany, Leipzig Arena
20 Germany, Dusseldorf Mitsubishi Hall
21 Netherlands, Amsterdam Ziggodome
22 Netherlands, Amsterdam Ziggodome
24 Belgium, Brussels Palais 12
26 Luxembourg, Luxembourg City, Rockhall Mainhall
28 UK, Glasgow The SSE Hydro
30 UK, Leeds First Direct Arena
1 UK, Birmingham Arena
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