AORTES, a Lithuanian musical collective encompassing elements of dark post-metal and post-hardcore, has shared a hauntingly beautiful cover of Nirvana’s classic ballad, “Something In The Way.”
This rendition imbues the already moody and introspective song with an added layer of sombre atmosphere, accentuated by AORTES’ signature gloomy sonic texture. The result is an ethereal piece that transports the listener to a realm of melancholic reflection, and them explodes into a harsh interpretation of the iconic repetitive part, written originally by Kurt Cobain.
“Something in the Way” marks their 3rd and last single from upcoming new full-length album “Devouring Gloom”, which comes out on February 28, 2023.
AORTES comments: “We are really excited to finally put out a new album. It has been quite a rough time for the band: the lineup has changed which led to the change of the sound of the band, which led to the change of the band name completely. The pandemic took over the world and put all of our plans in slow motion. At times it felt like it had been one step forward and two steps back, so it took us almost four years to make “Devouring Gloom”. But it is finally finished and it seems that with this release we have finally managed to properly channel our creative vision. This darker, more dissonant and chaotic sound felt like a natural evolution of AORTES.”
The central themes of the album deal with the struggle of the overwhelming feeling of despair, hopelessness, loneliness – or as we thought of it – a gloom that surrounds and devours you. Sometimes you find the strength to fight it off, other times you admit defeat. But there is always hope.”
The original haunting ballad “Something in the Way” was penned by Kurt Cobain in 1990 and first unveiled to the world as part of a solo electric demo, appearing in a medley alongside two other abandoned compositions, “You Can’t Change Me” and “Burn My Britches.”
The first live performance of “Something in the Way” took place on November 25, 1990, at The Off Ramp Café in Seattle.”