If any of you listened to rock radio in the early 2000s then you probably (at some point) heard Smile Empty Soul‘s hit single “Bottom Of A Bottle.” Smile Empty Soul is a band that I thought long gone. I haven’t heard anything about the band since, like, 2004. Well, apparently they are still going strong and they released a new album back in May on eOne Music. That’s not the point of this post, however because I care nothing about this band. The point of this post is that Smile Empty Soul along with HURT have recorded a cover of the Alice In Chains classic “No Excuses.”

The cover is not terrible by any means as Smile Empty Soul are what is now referred to as “post-grunge” and have always had that gritty sound. I am a big fan of covers, as you all should know by this point, but I am way too big a fan of AiC to accept this one. You can hear “No Excuses” here.

^How the masters do it^

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