July 24, 2016
Music Review: Did You Mrs. Me? by Driving Mrs. Satan (2016)
On Did You Mrs. Me?, classics such as Iron Man from Black Sabbath, Megadeth's Peace Sells and Slayer's Reigning Blood are included in the mix. An eerily optimistic version of Metallica's For Whom the Bell Tolls is one of the most intense things you'll ever hear. It's on while I write, and I can see this as a perfect song for a moment of self-reflection. I'm listening to it as I write, and it's really getting its hooks into me.
Driving Mrs. Satan does a phenomenal job of making you hear a song differently. I've heard many of these songs literally hundreds of times. Anthrax's Antisocial, for example, is close to thirty years old. For the band to make me think about it in a way that I never have is amazing.
While the foursome performs in an orchestral pop style, they manage to keep the soul of the original songs in tact. When I was growing up, metal was there to give you intense feelings. That doesn't change here. The skeletons of the original tunes remain. I really can't say enough positive things about this album. If you ever wanted to both relax and enjoy your favorite metal, give Did You Mrs. Me? and Driving Mrs. Satan's other albums a spin. You'll enjoy every bit of it.