by Rob Sperry-Fromm

photo: Sannhet at MHOW in August (more by PSquared)

Local industrial metal artists Sannhet (who were recently named "Best Metal Band in NYC" by the Village Voice) have released a cover of Joy Division's "The Eternal." The cover features Josh Strawn of Vaura on lead vocals, and its a good one: a creepy, moody take on the moody (and sometimes creepy) band, arriving just in time for Halloween. Sannhet's command of atmosphere (no pun intended) is on full display here, as they manage to make the rare cover that sounds fully in the spirit of the original band while being unmistakably the work of a new artist.

The cover comes as part of a full album of Closer covers called Closer: The CVLT Nation Sessions, and also features covers by Rule of Thirds and Mirrors For Psychic Warfare ft. Scott Kelly. The CVLT Nation Sessions have previously released full covers albums of Joy Division's Unknown Pleasure, Sleeps Holy Mountain, Black Flag's Slip It In, Black Sabbath's Paranoid and Master of Reality and a few others. You can stream Closer: The CVLT Nation Sessions, below.