Laus Deo Semper.
This is a drum cover (or remix) of Breaking Benjamin's AWESOME song, The Diary of Jane.
This was SOOOO much fun to do, i absolutely love the band and this is one of my favorites from Phobia. Was also really cool to be able to use the electronic pads to trigger a closed hihat sound while i could do the doublebass groove on the bottom. Fun fun fun :) Nice and heavy aswell.. contrary to popular belief, i LOVE heavy stuff.
I have to emphasize, I know calling this a "cover" is wrong, seeing as I only PARTLY stayed true to the song's drums (or lack thereof), through the WHOLE song i play some variations of the beats, phrasing and fills, since 99% of what i play is improvised. Even though i have done my fair share of session and studio drumming, that has little to zero effect on these video's, I kind of see them as live performances. I'm NOT aiming to be accurate to the original drums, I'm just aiming to enjoy myself. And I thoroughly succeeded in doing that, might I add :)
Breaking Benjamin - The Diary of Jane
from the 2006 release "Phobia"
is the copyrighted property of it's owner(s).
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