Tool’s “Schism” has been transformed into a 40-piece orchestral arrangement by a musical collective in Los Angeles, and it is nothing short of magnificent. The intensity with which the composition makes its progression is gripping, so much so that the indescribable timelessness of Tool’s music is revealed in a way never before heard. The cascading strings, chilling percussion and sheer emotional force will have you captivated from start to finish. Listen to it in the video below.
Known as Metamorphestra, the group specializes in bringing relatively modern music to the orchestra pit. Aside from their new “Schism” release, they have also covered System of a Down’s “Toxicity,” Muse’s “Stockholm Syndrome,” Rage Against the Machine’s “Killing in the Name” with promises of upcoming arrangements of Radiohead, Deftones, The Mars Volta and more – all of which are to appear on their forthcoming album titled The Ship of Theseus.
Metamorphestra have launched a Kickstarter page for help in funding The Ship of Theseus. Donation rewards include a copy of The Ship of Theseus and/or the orchestra’s previous album, Tantamount. Shirts, artwork and even tickets to a Metamorphestra performance in Los Angeles.
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