Holy Diver Cover

Last modified 2022/09/14 11:14

This song is a cover of “Holy Diver” by Dio:

⚠ WARNING: My singing on this song may cause irreversible nerve damage.

Holy Diver

Holy diver

You’ve been down too long in the midnight sea

Oh what’s becoming of me

This is this months effort at recording a song. I tried to record a song about the Agile Manifesto on Saturday, but it didn’t succeed, so I decided to record a cover of a song I’ve been listening to on repeat for the past 3 weeks.

I’m not very happy with it, in particular I’m not happy with my voice - I’m incapable of singing, especially in this vocal range 😅. I am singing weakly at the top of my range, and there are some notes which I simply cannot reach. I tried to improve them by double (and triple) tracking.

I feel sorry for my neighbours listening to me singing at the top of my voice for more than a few hours.

Still, it was an interesting exercise. To begin with I tried to be faithful with the drums, but when I realised how long the song was I started to copy and paste more, by the end of the song I had largely given up. As usual for the guitar solo I started with good intentions, reproducing the first few bars, but then decided it was too much work and just played random notes.

Recording the song made me appreciate the song structure and the drumming more.