A string quartet covering the Dillinger Escape Plan’s “43% Burnt” is full-on nightmare fuel


It’s not really a stretch to say that the Dillinger Escape Plan is one of the most innovative bands in the history of heavy music. Their debut album, 1998’s Calculating Infinity, is still held in the highest regard as the king of the mathcore mountain. So what happens when a Brooklyn-based string quartet called seven)suns decides to cover the album’s most well-known song, “43% Burnt”? The result is, in this humble writer’s opinion, both riveting from a music theory standpoint and absolutely terrifying from a “shit that scares me” standpoint. Behold, full-on nightmare fuel—Krzysztof Penderecki would be proud:

For comparison’s sake, here’s the original version of the Dillinger Escape Plan’s “43% Burnt,” in all its chaotic glory:

This actually isn’t the first heavy metal song seven)suns has covered before, either—here’s the string quartet performing a medley of Pantera’s “This Love” and “Domination” from earlier this year: