Let’s just get this out of the way right off the bat: it’s impossible to fuck up Depeche Mode’s 1990 synthpop masterpiece “Enjoy The Silence.” It’s as close to perfect as a song gets, and you have to really go out of your way to screw it up. Hell, even Lacuna Coil and Breaking Benjamin got passing grades with their versions of it.
That said, we still get excited when a band, especially one we fancy quite a bit, takes a shot at it, adding their own personal touches along the way. Massachusetts’ Herra Terra have done just that, adding a bit of mechanical sultriness to “Enjoy the Silence” for a new covers compilation titled Enjoy The Covers: A Tribute To Depeche Mode from Synth Records, Trick Or Treat Radio, and Iheartsynths.com.
“We’ve covered one of our biggest influences Depeche Mode for your sexy ears,” the band wrote last night on their Facebook page.
Also appearing on the comp are TEEEL, the Kolour Kult, and ÆON RINGS (who cover our absolute favorite Depeche Mode song of all time, the underrated classic “But Not Tonight”). Enjoy The Covers is available for free download via Bandcamp.
Check out Herra Terra’s contribution below, as well as the track listing and compilation details after the jump.
Enjoy The Covers track listing:
1) Profound Perceived – Never Let Me Down
2) BLSHS – Everything Counts
3) The Deadites – It’s No Good
4) TEEEL – Stripped
5) The Kolour Kult – Corrupt
6) Alexis – People are People
7) New York Lights – Precious
8) Another Green World – Black Celebration
9) Herra Terra – Enjoy The Silence
10) ÆON RINGS – But Not Tonight
11) The Deathless – Halo
12) Agents of Chaos – A Question of Time
13) SpaceRoar – The Bottom Line
From the curators:
“Enjoy The Covers: A Tribute To Depeche Mode” is brought to you by Synth Records, Trick Or Treat Radio, and Iheartsynths.com. Enjoy The Covers is an unabashed love offering laid at the alter of the Greatest Electronic Band of all time and presented to them by the bands they influenced!
Formed in 1980, the songs of Gahan, Gore, Fletcher, and company have been influencing synth slingers and electrophiles from day one.
Please enjoy this collective of artist as they apply their own styles to tracks that run the gamut of this legendary act’s catalog, from More contemporary tracks like “Corrupt” to hits like “Never Let Me Down Again” and every dark corner in between.