View Full Version : [Music] One-man-band metal cover of "The Becoming"

04-02-2014, 03:01 PM
Hey, I've been lurking here on and off for years but finally made an account to post this - I recorded a full one-man-band cover of "The Becoming" and I think it turned out pretty cool! One of my favorite NIN songs, in a slightly different style.


My solo project is called Archaeologist and you can find more of my music at the link below. Let me know what song I should do next! I actually started arranging a cover of Came Back Haunted, but then changed my mind and did this.

04-02-2014, 05:35 PM
That's pretty fucking killer.

04-21-2014, 03:19 AM
dude that is fucking AWESOME, jesus!

04-21-2014, 10:03 AM
this is probably the best cover of a NIN song i've ever heard (and i'm including all of the shitty covers i've heard professional bands do) other than maybe Dillinger Escape Plan's version of wish.

you should definitely post this in the ETS covers NIN thread.

are those real drums, programmed drums, or a combination of both?

seriously, dude, excellent work. i had goosebumps almost the entire time i was listening to that.

04-21-2014, 11:15 AM
Can you upload a high quality version for us to download?
I legit want this on my iPod.


04-21-2014, 04:36 PM
I'm with tony.parente ...and dude, we don't blow smoke up people's asses around here.
Checked out your original stuff too.
You kick ass, brotha!
Great writing...all the melodies, the complex chords, the barely perceivable time changes, the sparse soloing on Transients.
And the dude that called your singing cringe worthy is full of shit.

I'd LOVE to hear you do some more nin covers...maybe I Do Not Want This? Something in which you can show off your guitar skills and screaming ability.

I'm a musician myself...oh and by the way...i have that same black ibanez in your video AND the same acoustic (if it's a Yamaha.)

Oh, and BTW, i showed off your becoming cover to the family (wife, brother, sister in law, mom) and they all loved it too!

04-21-2014, 05:21 PM
Damn, thanks everyone! I really appreciate the awesome response! To answer the questions:

-The drums are just programmed, I use a sampling program called Superior Drummer

-You can download the song here for free: ( https://soundcloud.com/archaeologistmetal/the-becoming-nine-inch-nails ), although I plan on including this on an upcoming EP of cover songs and the production/mixing will probably be touched up a bit for that release

-More NIN covers are definitely a possibility at some point! I already have a few covers of other bands planned out, and then I'm going to focus on original material for a while, but sometime after that I would totally be down to do another one. I think something from Year Zero or Hesitation Marks would be cool.