Dr.Ohms is a promising blues/hard rock artist I discovered through Metalhead Community Submissions about two months ago with his captivating The Beatles cover, Come Together, which released as a single not long ago in 2020. The artist is making music for some time, yet this is his first official release. Now, please give it a listen while reading the rest of the article.
Making cover is a serious business. As you might remember from some of my previous articles that, I talk about the importance of making cover songs from time to time. People might have different opinions on it, and it is totally understandable. I believe a cover song should be a completely different song with the original elements from the actual song. For instance, MTV’s Metallica Icon night in 2003 was a perfect example of what I am talking about where Limp Bizkit covered Sanitarium, Korn covered One, Snoop Dogg covered Sad But True and so on. They have done an exceptional job playing these Metallica songs differently, with their style, instruments, tempo, energy, and musical character. This is what I understand from making a proper cover, which doesn’t mean playing the same song with the same structure but with your instrument/s. In this way, Come Together is an excellent example for all of us.
Dr.Ohms, as you can also hear, is a very experienced artist, a brilliant musical mind. I read in his biography that he is working as a musician, producer, songwriter, guitarist, and many other titles, which didn’t surprise me. First of all, I’d like to say that I decided to feature Dr.Ohms Come Together is because of his strong musical character in his version of the song. I am also aware that this “musical character” is not the same thing that I usually expect to hear from artists and bands; it is only valid for a cover song. Dr.Ohms’ Come Together version is a different taste presented in a delicious manner. Beautiful instrumentation, irresistible blues rock vibes, and addictive atmosphere all along the way. He has done the right thing by keeping everything simple and focusing more on the song’s collective energy. Honestly, I enjoyed the song very much, and I am sure I won’t be the only one who thinks that way after publishing this article.