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This cover of Prince’s When Doves Cry in the style of Type O Negative is crushingly epic

Ah, Denis Pauna. Where would we be without you? 

Honestly, probably where we are now, but a lot less entertained. If you’re a little late to the Pauna party, here’s everything you need to know: he’s the master of mash-ups, and is pretty well versed in the art of remaking hits to sound like some of metal’s biggest bands. 

His latest effort sees him making over Prince’s 1984 chart-topper When Doves Cry in the style of Type O Negative. In fact, we’re starting to suspect ol’ Denis has a metal-crush on Peter Steele. Hey. Nothing wrong with that. So do we.

Just a word of advice before you hit play: make sure your volume is set to its limit, cos you’ll want to enjoy this loud. So sit back, relax, and surround yourself in this blanket of soul-crushing doom and let reality melt away. And when you’re done, why not immerse yourself in some of Pauna’s other covers, where he recreates the sound of Alice In Chains, Metallica, Motörhead and more.

Liz works on keeping the Louder sites up to date with the latest news from the world of rock and metal. Prior to joining Louder as a full time staff writer, she completed a Diploma with the National Council for the Training of Journalists and received a First Class Honours Degree in Popular Music Journalism. She enjoys writing about anything from neo-glam rock to stoner, doom and progressive metal, and loves celebrating women in music. '10 bands that rip off Black Sabbath but get away with it' is her favourite article she's written with Louder so far. When not writing, Liz enjoys various creative endeavours such as graphic design, as well as reading about rock’n’roll history, art and magic.