It's weird seeing American Nightmare get all of this pseudo-mainstream attention nowadays. Back then, no one really knew who they were except for within the hardcore kid scenes.
Anyway, NO one should be covering them.
I get the impression you don't like this band, which is okay because I don't really either
and think their melody is kinda awkward and forced. That being said, how is a band who did some Warped Tour dates on one of the smaller stages even remotely "pseudo-"mainstream? And to what other "pseudo-mainstream" instances are you referring?
Gonna also disagree with your "no covering" rule, but I'm biased, as I couldn't find a ride to the last GUTG tour and ended up never seeing them. I'm stoked this album is finally old enough for it to not be that awkward when bands do the covers.
transit covered am/pm a few months ago with the singer from beartrap, it was pretty cool, looked more fun than this. shitty crowd.
I was at one of these particular shows when they did this. It was awesome. Then I saw Reviver (Utah hxc band) cover it at a NYC show with Defeater and Hostage Calm and no one knew it. Really not cool.