The Modern End is in a way very special song to me, because it was the song that made me explore my own voice and my own abilites to sing. Since I first heard it I wanted to hit the height of ''do they know they are trapped'' - and that very trespass between the chorus and the rest of the song is one of the best in this song IMO.
However, if I hadn't known it's a cover, I'd probably say it's Tristania's song, because they just personalized it. Vibeke's voice is amazingly cold IMO in this song, as well as the entire ambient, and I really love the way she develops the song's atmosphere from fragile singing to more and more powerful. That gives the song its focus.