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    Re: [List Thread?] Best Metal Cover Songs Of All Time

    by X-Thor » Tue Dec 11, 2012 4:33 pm

    Captain Alex wrote:Sonata Arctica - Die with your boots on
    Northern Kings - Don't Stop Beliving, Dead or alive
    Nightwish - Wild Child, High Hopes
    Children Of Bodom - Don't stop at the top

    :shred: :shred: :shred:


    Man, I hate the Nightwish version of High Hopes...
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    Re: [List Thread?] Best Metal Cover Songs Of All Time

    by Ecliptica » Tue Dec 11, 2012 7:24 pm

    Stained Class wrote:Oh shit I forgot about Sonata Arctica! They have a lot of good covers
    Die With Your Boots On (Iron Maiden)
    Fade To Black (Metallica)
    ?


    These two are better than the original.

    Blasphemy? Fuck it.

    That said, I'm not a fan of any of the Northern Kings stuff. Bleh.
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    Re: [List Thread?] Best Metal Cover Songs Of All Time

    by BehnWilson » Tue Dec 11, 2012 7:37 pm

    Judas Priest - The Green Manalishi With The Two Pronged Crown (Peter Green/Fleetwood Mac cover)
    Metallica - So What - (I Love this song!) & Am I Evil (Diamond Head cover)
    Jimi Hendrix - All Along The Watchtower (Dylan cover), I know not really metal
    Megadeth - These Boots Are Made For Walking Nancy Sinatra (entertaining at least)

    & good in a Sci Fi channel movie like Sharktopus so bad its good kind of way:
    Six Feet Under - Smoke On The Water, I crack up every time I hear this.
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    by Jebus_Cripes » Tue Dec 11, 2012 7:46 pm

    Dark Tranquillity - Lady in Black (King Diamond)
    Dark Tranquillity - Bringer of torture (kreator)
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    by X-Thor » Tue Dec 11, 2012 10:43 pm

    BehnWilson wrote:Judas Priest - The Green Manalishi With The Two Pronged Crown (Peter Green/Fleetwood Mac cover)


    I propose that EVERY Judas Priest cover is awesome.


    BehnWilson wrote:Jimi Hendrix - All Along The Watchtower (Dylan cover), I know not really metal


    This is the best cover ever. Period.
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    Re: [List Thread?] Best Metal Cover Songs Of All Time

    by BehnWilson » Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:19 pm

    X-Thor wrote:
    BehnWilson wrote:Judas Priest - The Green Manalishi With The Two Pronged Crown (Peter Green/Fleetwood Mac cover)


    I propose that EVERY Judas Priest cover is awesome.


    BehnWilson wrote:Jimi Hendrix - All Along The Watchtower (Dylan cover), I know not really metal


    This is the best cover ever. Period.



    Agreed... and Agreed!
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    by Tuup » Wed Dec 12, 2012 2:44 am

    We've probably heard it on Barge: Sanctuary - White Rabbit (Jefferson Airplane cover)
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    by Memnoch » Wed Dec 12, 2012 3:12 am

    X-Thor wrote:I propose that EVERY Judas Priest cover is awesome.

    Speaking of Judas Priest, Death's version of Painkiller is a million times better than the original.

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    by HardNHeavy » Wed Dec 12, 2012 5:30 am

    some cool cover songs:

    Pantera – Hole In The Sky (Black Sabbath)
    Judas Priest – Johnny B Goode (Chuck Berry)
    Anthrax – Antisocial (Trust)
    Black Sabbath – Evil Woman (Crow)
    Sebastian Bach– Children Of The Damned (Iron Maiden)
    Dimmu Borgir – Burn In Hell (Twisted Sister)
    Skid Row - Little Wing (Jimi Hendrix)
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    by Captain Alex » Wed Dec 12, 2012 7:33 am

    Ecliptica wrote:
    Stained Class wrote:Oh shit I forgot about Sonata Arctica! They have a lot of good covers
    Die With Your Boots On (Iron Maiden)
    Fade To Black (Metallica)
    ?


    These two are better than the original.


    Die With Your Boots On .. definitely better!
    Fade To Black .. I don't think so
    Iced Earth-Avantasia-Ayreon-Nightwish-Dimmu Borgir-Stratovarius-Syrens Call-Epica-Satyricon-Powerwolf-Sonata Arctica-Tarot-Lacuna Coil-Sabaton-Amaranthe-Dalriada-LuciferianLightOrchestra
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    by Captain Alex » Wed Dec 12, 2012 7:52 am

    X-Thor wrote:
    Captain Alex wrote:Sonata Arctica - Die with your boots on
    Northern Kings - Don't Stop Beliving, Dead or alive
    Nightwish - Wild Child, High Hopes
    Children Of Bodom - Don't stop at the top

    :shred: :shred: :shred:


    Man, I hate the Nightwish version of High Hopes...


    too bad, I like it :P
    I also like the unplugged version by David Gilmour, It was just that the thread said "metal"

    by the way with a quick step out of the thread I've just relized that the piano man of that concert is the director of the orchestra on S&M Metallica´s concert Michael Kamen

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtzKLVPGs4c
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    by X-Thor » Wed Dec 12, 2012 11:43 am

    Captain Alex wrote:
    X-Thor wrote:
    Captain Alex wrote:Sonata Arctica - Die with your boots on
    Northern Kings - Don't Stop Beliving, Dead or alive
    Nightwish - Wild Child, High Hopes
    Children Of Bodom - Don't stop at the top

    :shred: :shred: :shred:


    Man, I hate the Nightwish version of High Hopes...


    too bad, I like it :P
    I also like the unplugged version by David Gilmour, It was just that the thread said "metal"

    by the way with a quick step out of the thread I've just relized that the piano man of that concert is the director of the orchestra on S&M Metallica´s concert Michael Kamen

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtzKLVPGs4c


    My favorite Nightwish cover is Over the Hills And Far Away.
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    by Captain Alex » Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:05 pm

    X-Thor wrote:
    My favorite Nightwish cover is Over the Hills And Far Away.


    I belive that one has become more popular than the original
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    by Disco » Wed Dec 12, 2012 8:50 pm

    Opeth - Circle of the Tyrant (Celtic Frost) & Soldier of Fortune (Deep Purple)
    Metallica - Breadfan (Budgie)
    Sepultura - Sympton of the Universe (Black Sabbath)
    System of a Down - Snowblind (Black Sabbath)
    Disturbed - Land of Confusion (Genesis)
    Coal Chamber - Shock the Monkey feat. Ozzy (Peter Gabriel)
    Iced Earth - God of Thunder (KISS)
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    by HardNHeavy » Thu Dec 13, 2012 4:33 am

    Captain Alex wrote:
    X-Thor wrote:
    My favorite Nightwish cover is Over the Hills And Far Away.


    I belive that one has become more popular than the original


    right, I met a lot of nightwish fans who don't even know that it's a cover :roll:
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    by JARI » Thu Dec 13, 2012 5:25 am

    Michael D. wrote:The Wilson sisters (Heart/Lovemongers) version of “The Battle of Evermore” is my hand down best cover version. Heart covers Led Zeppelin very well. They have always done a stand up version of “Rock and Roll”, plus they cover The Who’s “Baba O'Reiley” really well. Notable and highly recommended if you want to hear Led Zeppelin songs covered really good, check out Great White’s Great Zeppelin-Tribute to Led Zeppelin disc. Well worth the listen.

    Therion’s version of “Summer Night City” by Abba, Agreed with all that mentioned it.

    Johnny Cash’s cover of “Hurt” by Nine Inch Nails, Agreed with Cowboy71

    Tesla’s cover of “Signs” by The 5 Man Electrical Band, Agreed with Cowboy71

    Alien Ant Farm’s cover of “Smooth Criminal” by Michael Jackson (Not so much anymore)

    Tori Amos’ cover of “Raining Blood” by Slayer (She is such an underappreciated talent), Agreed with Cowboy71

    Nickelback’s cover of “Sharp Dressed Man” by ZZ Top (Cool to have watched), Agreed with Jaimie 38

    Judas Priest cover of “Diamonds and Rust” by Joan Beaz, Agreed with all that metioned it.

    Metallica’s covers of “Turn The Page” by Bob Segar and “Whiskey in a Jar” by Thin Lizzy

    Def Leopard’s “Action” by Raven, “Waterloo Sunset” by The Kinks

    Does Whitesnake/David Coverdale reworking his own material and making it bigger count?
    Like “Fool For Your Lovin’”, “Here I Go Again”, and “Solider of Fortune”
    http://youtu.be/5PklxyHBU_k

    Do I dare mention Van Halen’s “Eruption-You Really Got Me” the later part by the Kinks and “Oh Pretty Woman” by Roy Orbison
    http://youtu.be/OCwigPhpiXs

    Joan Jett’s cover of “I Love Rock and Roll” by The Arrows
    http://youtu.be/M3T_xeoGES8

    Another band and person that cover other people’s material very well and I have found enjoyable are Apocalyptica and not for everybody’s taste but David Garrett does metal covers with equal prowess for being a violinist.

    And sometime covering somebody else’s tune may kill off your career, like say
    Krokus covering “Ballroom Blitz” by Sweet (Bad Choice)
    Sheryl Crow’s cover of “Sweet Child of Mine” by Guns and Roses (How Dare She! Really bad decision)

    And there are times when pop stars cover Rock tunes very well like
    Ferge (of The Black Eye Peas) doing “Sweet Child of Mine” with Slash (nice eye candy) and doing “Barracuda” with Heart.
    http://youtu.be/FauHsI7A0nc
    http://youtu.be/yWAqVQQ0Doo

    Country music star Gretchen Wilson with Alice in Chains and Nancy Wilson covering “Barracuda” (The best!)
    http://youtu.be/BqQkECIn738

    Honorable mention goes to Smashing Pumpkins for “Landslide” by Fleetwood Mac
    http://youtu.be/xHfzKuGK4MA


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    by Laura » Thu Dec 13, 2012 7:02 am

    In the process of looking up the video for the 1981 video of Fade to Grey by Visage (haha - to post on 70K alum Walliewallie's fb wall....I discovered that Atrocity covered it which led me finding out that Atrocity (featuring Liv Kristine) did not only one, but two albums devoted to covering 80s dance/club hits! :shock: :cool: How did I not know this before??? Anyway...I think I need to buy these asap! :D

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    I've only listened to three so far...their covers of Tears for Fears' Shout, Visage's Fade to Gray, and Frankie Goes to Hollywood's Relax....hard to beat any of the originals of course - but I really like Atrocity's take on all of them. In this case, I put the original videos as well, since they are all so great (and do watch if you haven't seen them - especially Relax! :P )

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    Atrocity: Fade to Grey http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDF2RS6Rmv4

    Frankie Goes to Hollywood: Relax http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPLrXFw76Qg (Body Double film version)
    Atrocity: Relax http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDRWd_disHc

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    Atrocity: Shout http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aY2UN8HHa_o
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    by Jebus_Cripes » Thu Dec 13, 2012 8:38 am

    Children of Bodom - The final countdown (Europe)
    In Flames - Land of Confusion (Genesis)
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    by rwalters » Thu Dec 13, 2012 3:18 pm

    The entire first Nativity in Black album.

    Sepultura - Orgasmatron

    Faith No More - War Pigs

    Nevermore - The Sound of Silence

    Killswitch Engage - Holy Diver

    Warrel Dane - Lucreita, My Reflection

    Heaven Shall Burn - Black Tears

    Any cover Type O Negative has ever done.
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    by BehnWilson » Sat Dec 15, 2012 1:19 pm

    I cant remember who but someone did a cover of Sabbath's Zero The Hero that I really liked.
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    by onenight » Sat Dec 15, 2012 8:11 pm

    BehnWilson wrote:I cant remember who but someone did a cover of Sabbath's Zero The Hero that I really liked.


    Was'nt that Six Feet Under?
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    by onenight » Sat Dec 15, 2012 8:13 pm

    One of my favorites is Judas Priest's Bloodstone by Statovarius
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    by Stained Class » Sun Dec 16, 2012 1:32 am

    onenight wrote:One of my favorites is Judas Priest's Bloodstone by Statovarius

    Ohhh yeah I forgot about that. Kill The King and I Surrender were also really good by them. (I think I Surrender was just Timo Kotipelto's solo album but whatever).
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    After Forever covering The Evil That Men Do
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    by strha » Mon Dec 17, 2012 3:02 pm

    BehnWilson wrote:
    I cant remember who but someone did a cover of Sabbath's Zero The Hero that I really liked.


    Was'nt that Six Feet Under?


    Cannibal Corpse did this on the Hammer Smashed Face EP...
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    by BehnWilson » Mon Dec 17, 2012 5:36 pm

    strha wrote:BehnWilson wrote:
    I cant remember who but someone did a cover of Sabbath's Zero The Hero that I really liked.


    Was'nt that Six Feet Under?


    Cannibal Corpse did this on the Hammer Smashed Face EP...


    Yes thats the one I was thinking of. Thanks.
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    by X-Thor » Wed Dec 19, 2012 10:52 am

    I just remembered my favorite metal cover of all time:

    Aerosmith's Dream On, by Yngwee Malmsteen and Ronnie James Dio.
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    by last_candle » Wed Dec 19, 2012 11:00 am


    that song was played 767.664 times on youtube :D

    ...and yes, it's entertaining
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    by last_candle » Wed Dec 19, 2012 11:06 am

    looking forward to read through the topic and check out some of the songs mentioned


    I don't think anything can top Judas Priest with Diamonds and Rust

    is it just me or are there a lot of fantastic Thin Lizzy covers? I for one don't really like Thin Lizzy, but the song quality comes to light through the cover versions
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    by last_candle » Wed Dec 19, 2012 11:15 am

    Michael D. wrote:And apparently everybody in this world covers Hallelujah. Here’s another
    http://youtu.be/RSJbYWPEaxw

    best version being Jeff Buckley - agreed?
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    by last_candle » Wed Dec 19, 2012 11:19 am

    Stained Class wrote:Oh shit I forgot about Sonata Arctica! They have a lot of good covers
    Wind Beneath My Wings (Bette Middler)

    that's the one to be mentioned - LOVIN'IT
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    by ArlequinA » Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:13 pm

    My way | Northen Kings (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoQl1OBjdNo)

    Those Were The Days | Turisas

    Phantom of The Opera | Dreams of Sanity

    Whiskey in the Jar | Metallica

    The Very Wild Rover | Cruachan (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQpVvyzfXRY)

    Oro Se do Beatha Abhaile | Cruachan (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEHr2autvoA)

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    by ArlequinA » Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:15 pm

    oh, off course, I LOVE Therion's Summer Night City (and I also love Abba, sorry :P)
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    Re: [List Thread?] Best Metal Cover Songs Of All Time

    by ArlequinA » Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:22 pm

    X-Thor wrote:
    Do In Extremo's versions of medieval ballads count as covers?


    I love In Extremo playing Totus Floreo!!!

    And I just remembered that Rammstein has a version of Te Quiero Puta. I love those guys, they are hilarious! :)
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    Re: [List Thread?] Best Metal Cover Songs Of All Time

    by ShoreSlayer » Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:42 pm

    last_candle wrote:
    Michael D. wrote:And apparently everybody in this world covers Hallelujah. Here’s another
    http://youtu.be/RSJbYWPEaxw

    best version being Jeff Buckley - agreed?
    http://youtu.be/y8AWFf7EAc4

    To me, K.D. Lang does it better than anyone but it's not rock or metal by any means so I won't link. There's a number of clips of her doing it on youtube if anyone wants to go look. When she performed it at the opening ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Olympics here in Vancouver I think she made the entire world shed a tear or two :headbanger:
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    Re: [List Thread?] Best Metal Cover Songs Of All Time

    by last_candle » Wed Dec 19, 2012 2:46 pm

    ShoreSlayer wrote:
    last_candle wrote:
    Michael D. wrote:And apparently everybody in this world covers Hallelujah. Here’s another
    http://youtu.be/RSJbYWPEaxw

    best version being Jeff Buckley - agreed?
    http://youtu.be/y8AWFf7EAc4

    To me, K.D. Lang does it better than anyone but it's not rock or metal by any means so I won't link. There's a number of clips of her doing it on youtube if anyone wants to go look. When she performed it at the opening ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Olympics here in Vancouver I think she made the entire world shed a tear or two :headbanger:

    goose-bumps
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    Re: [List Thread?] Best Metal Cover Songs Of All Time

    by X-Thor » Wed Dec 19, 2012 3:26 pm

    ArlequinA wrote:oh, off course, I LOVE Therion's Summer Night City (and I also love Abba, sorry :P)


    There seems to be a plethora of ABBA metal covers. My personal favorite is Helloween's, but Therion's is a close second.

    Also, to the risk of emasculating myself, I'll say that I love ABBA and also the Mamma Mia! musical. :oops:
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    Re: [List Thread?] Best Metal Cover Songs Of All Time

    by X-Thor » Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:36 pm

    Just found this:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZVQv_bttaY

    Certainly not the best cover, but sounds OK. :shred:
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    Re: [List Thread?] Best Metal Cover Songs Of All Time

    by Bogie » Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:27 pm

    Van Canto - Rebellion Gravedigger
    Fear of the Dark Iron Maiden

    ALUxoxo Piano Cover of - Twilight of the Thunder God Amon Amarth
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    Re: [List Thread?] Best Metal Cover Songs Of All Time

    by AlexB » Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:24 am

    Slaughter Of The Bluegrass - every cover they have done
    ReinXeed - Listen To Your Heart (Roxette)
    Akercocke - Chapel Of Ghouls (Morbid Angel)
    Behemoth - Penetration (Fields Of The Nephilim)
    Callenish Circle - When The Lady Smiles (Golden Earring)
    Dimension Zero - Stayin' Alive (Bee Gees)
    Misery Index - Dead Shall Rise (Terrorizer)
    Napalm Death - Troops Of Doom (Sepultura)
    Therapy? - Isolation (Joy Division)
    Tiamat - When You're In (Pink Floyd)
    Vomepotro - Mass Hypnosis (Sepultura)
    Yngwie Malmsteen - Gimme Gimme Gimme (ABBA)
    Gates Of Ishtar - I Wanna Be Somebody (WASP)

    probably missed some but those came up in my mind first, so they must be my favourites
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