Watch rising Florida metalcore stars Wage War perform a stripped-down version of “Johnny Cash”

Florida metalcore band Wage War are living proof that your band can go from a local draw to headlining your own tours, in the span of just a few years. All you need is a fresh sound and a work ethic to match, and considering how much the band has both in spades, it’s clear that this is a band who will be playing much bigger venues, very soon. It’s rather impressive.

Their most recent album, 2017’s Deadweight, established the band as a force in the crowded metalcore field. And though the album was again well-received, fans of the band often wonder whether or not Wage War will try anything that really stretches them out of their comfort zone. Well, that answer comes in the form of a newly-released stripped-down version of “Johnny Cash”. A track from their album Deadweight, the song is honestly kinda stunning to think that a metalcore band could pull something like this off. Or maybe not – the band has always had a genuine honesty about their lyrics that many bands simply do not.

Needless to say, this works very well.