If you’re a fan of anime, pop-punk or slightly heavier genres chances are you’ve heard of artist NateWantsToBattle. Even if you haven’t heard of him before, you may have still heard his music. NateWantsToBattle has brought a ton of content to the internet. In the form of covers, original anime theme songs, voice acting and more NateWantsToBattle shows his talent off. The man behind the moniker is Nathan Sharp. Sharp is clearly someone of endless talents with voice acting roles across some well known franchises. According to his Spotify bio, the artist has released over 300 songs. Regardless of how you split it up between original and covers 300 songs is still an impressive feat for anyone. Especially shocking to come from someone who’s so busy in so many realms of the music and voice acting industries.
Popular NateWantsToBattle Covers
While releasing plenty of covers as singles, NateWantsToBattle has released themed and cover albums as well. Regardless of if you know the original song or the cover, you’re sure to find these versions to be incredible.
Thnks Fr Th Cvrs
This cover album title is a clear nod to Fall Out Boy’s Infinity on High track “Thnks Fr Th Mmrs”. Not only are the vowels missing but almost the same collection of words are used as well. This cover album features 13 covers from artists of different genres. Artists such as A Day To Remember, Mayday Parade, Cartel, and more are seen covered here. No matter what song NateWantsToBattle is putting together it always feels fresh.
It Must Really Suck To Be Four Year Strong Right Now
Originally by Four Year Strong on their Enemy of the World album, this was already great. NateWantsToBattle brought Jonathan Young and Travis Carte to provide the full dynamic present in the original song.
I Hate Everyone
Originally by Say Anything on their self-titled, which I never considered to be popular with their usual fans but I personally loved this album. Say Anything singer Max Bemis has a very original voice so this is just one of many covers from NateWantsToBattle that shows his talents.
What was already a wonderfully catchy Panic! At The Disco song has been transformed into a classic NateWantsToBattle cover. This cover is an easy representation of NateWantsToBattle’s variety between his covers and show his range as a singer as well.
Thnks Fr Mr Cvrs
Thnks Fr Mr Cvrs is a much more diverse cover album from NateWantsToBattle. Clearly an additional play on words shown in the cover album mentioned above, Thnks Fr Th Cvrs. This cover album provides not only 19 songs but a wider range or genres are present here. From 90’s and early 2000’s bands Lit and Jimmy Eat World as well as pop-punk favorites New Found Glory are covered here.
Writing on the Walls
Personally my favorite and the heaviest, most surprising cover present on this album is Underoath’s Writing on the Walls. Writing on the Walls is actually one of the more mellow, older Underoath tracks but compared to the other covers on these albums this one is one of NateWantsToBattle’s heaviest. Casval Wolfe of Vespera also lends some talent to this track, truly rounding out the cover.
Possibly the most popular song from Matchbook Romance gets a slick cover by NateWantsToBattle on this album. Part of the reason for its popularity could be from its Guitar Hero 3 feature but this cover with Lyle Bath brings the popularity of this song to new heights.
Feel Good Inc
In my opinion the most interesting cover on Thnks Fr Mr Cvrs is the strange jam Feel Good Inc by The Gorillaz. The Gorillaz have always had a weird but consistent vibe to their music but it was always fitting to the characters the band was represented by. With the help of Shofu, NateWantsToBattle really hits the vibe of The Gorillaz while keeping his own tones present as well.
Other Incredible NateWantsToBattle Covers
Along with covers, NateWantsToBattle also has an insane amount on animation related songs such as anime theme covers, songs inspired by anime and video games as well as other animations.
Gotta Go Fast
On this album we get something a little different than just covers of popular songs across different genres. Gotta Go Fast provides covers and remixes of Sonic the Hedgehog. Songs from previous titles of the video game series as well as a cover of the Sonic X TV show theme song, which is a personal favorite of mine, are present here.
My Shiny Teeth and Me
Even children shows such as Nickelodeon’s The Fairly OddParents has gotten the cover treatment from NateWantsToBattle. This song was always a jam to my generation with Chip Skylark’s My Shiny Teeth being immediately unforgettable. NateWantsToBattle turned the song in an upbeat excuse for my generation to return to the incredible song in a new way.
All of this is only a fraction of the talent behind the music abilities of NateWantsToBattle in just the world of music. Voice acting for Nathan Sharp extends just as far as his talents in music do. With a catalog as massive as NateWantsToBattle has, clearly the artist is going to keep diving deep into these covers and I’m all for it. Since the cover of Escape From the City was released I was a fan of NateWantsToBattle but since My Shiny Teeth and Me I’ve been here for the long run. If you’re a fan of any of the aforementioned releases from NateWantsToBattle I definitely recommend checking the artist out as he has music for everyone.