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PORN Presents ‘Dream On’

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PORN is a French Goth heavy metal/ Industrial band that most recently covered Aerosmith’s smash hit “Dream On”, which was featured on Aerosmith’s self-titled album in 1973. PORN was formed in 1999 by Phillipe Deschemin, who is the lead vocalist and mastermind of the band. Phillipe Deschemin and the rest of the band hold a deep appreciation for great music and the legendary musicians throughout history who have made music what it is today!

PORN is no stranger to paying homage to legendary bands as they have recorded and released numerous tribute songs in honor of their heroes, their own name “PORN” is a tribute to The Cure’s 1982 album release entitled Pornography. On PORN’s EP Call me Superfurry the band covered Blondie’s hit song ”Call Me” (check that one out by the way, it is excellent!) You can certainly tell who PORN’s main influences are just by listening to a couple of their original tracks such as “She Holds My Will”, “You Will Be The Death of Me” and “The Ogre Inside”, as the songs feature elements of The Cure, The Cult ,The Beetles, Type O Negative and David Bowie without ripping those respective bands or artists off and cheapening their own music. That is extremely important in music, as far as I am concerned!

PORN’s cover of “Dream On” opens with very ominous, Industrial style instrumentation featuring eerie keyboards, electronic drum, and the sound of Philippe Deschemin’s powerful and provocative vocals during the first verse of the song. As the second verse of the song approaches the crescendo is undeniably masterful and far less aggressive than you might expect from a heavy metal band. Every single syllable is clear and articulate, every single note is held for just as long as it needs to be, guitars are not overly distorted and you do not hear crash symbols smashing loudly overpowering the rest of the band!

The Chorus of Dream On is also done very well as Deschemin and the rest of the band put their own flavor into the song without deviating too far from the original material. It is very easy to cover a song and do it as close to the original as possible like a common bar room cover band. It is very risky to add your own touches to an already amazing song like Dream On, especially if you are recording and releasing a legendary song on one of your own albums. PORN took every step in the right direction while putting together their production of “Dream On”.
Phillipe Deschemin’s original idea with PORN was to create sexy, dark, aggressive, dangerous music. Deschemin’s goal has certainly been realized, as the band has three studio albums written, recorded and under their belts. All of which are sexy, dark, aggressive and dangerous! Their cover songs are chosen wisely and performed with the utmost skill and dedication to creating something great! PORN is going to be around for a very long time, writing amazing Industrial/Gothic heavy metal!

Michael Anthony Hamilton

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