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Topic: Top 3 Favorite Cover Songs
Posted By: genghiscon
Subject: Top 3 Favorite Cover Songs
Date Posted: 11 Nov 2011 at 3:52am
Thought I would throw this topic out to the masses and see where it goes. 

Top 3 favorite cover songs done that you've heard. Why three? So, it could introduce enough songs from the "hopeful" responses to get some conversations started without inundating the forum all at once with lists so long that no one will read them. 

I'll start off with 3 of my favorites:

Mexican Radio (Wall of Voodoo) - Celtic Frost  I love the raw sound of it and the fact of them goofing off for a change.
Children of the Grave (Black Sabbath) - White Zombie  Love the production on it. Makes an already great song better.
Blitzkrieg (Diamond Head) - Metallica  Probably my favorite of all the Diamond Head covers Metallica did.


Hmmm. Just thinking. I used to have a mix tape, back in the day,  that my friend Jeff did for me that had every one of the "ooohs" and "heys" that Tom Warrior of Celtic Frost ever dropped into a song all run together. I remember listening to it the first time and laughing so hard that Pepsi shot right out of my nose. Hilarious s#it. Wonder what ever happened to that damn thing.....


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Posted By: Woutjinho
Date Posted: 11 Nov 2011 at 4:13am
Obituary - Circle Of The Tyrants (Celtic Frost cover) is the first one that springs to mind.
Perhaps Katalepsy - Rabid (Mortician Cover) as well.


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Posted By: UMUR
Date Posted: 11 Nov 2011 at 4:58am
I usually don´t appreciate cover songs much, but here´s a couple that I think are pretty great:
Defleshed playing "Red Hot" by Mötley Crue
 
Here´s Benediction playing "Forged in Fire" by Anvil. Love that one:
 
...and Metal Church covered by Panzerchrist:
 
 


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Posted By: UMUR
Date Posted: 11 Nov 2011 at 5:00am
Oh and guys if you want to put youtube clips into your posts, you have to post your text first and after that Chose the "edit post" option under "Post Options" and insert movie clip.

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Posted By: Vic
Date Posted: 11 Nov 2011 at 12:26pm
Today I would say these:

Metallica - Am I Evil? (Diamond Head)
Skyclad - Emerald (Thin Lizzy)
Sepultura - Orgasmatron (Motorhead)

Tomorrow one of these might show up:
Gamma Ray - Heavy Metal Mania (Holocaust)
Anthrax - Got the Time (Joe Jackson)
Metallica - Last Caress/Green Hell (Misfits)
Metallica - Turn the Page (Bob Seger)
Metallica - So What? (Anti-Nowhere League)
A Perfect Circle - Imagine (John Lennon)
Solitude Aeturnus - Shame on the Night (Dio)
Forbidden - Dissident Aggressor (Judas Priest)
Heaven's Gate - This Town Ain't Big Enough for the Both of Us (Sparks)
Nevermore - Love Bites (Judas Priest)




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Posted By: genghiscon
Date Posted: 11 Nov 2011 at 12:28pm
OOoo... Never heard the Nevermore cover of Love Bites....I need to look that one up.

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Posted By: Woutjinho
Date Posted: 11 Nov 2011 at 12:32pm
Pig Destroyer - Genital Grinder and Exhume To Consume (carcass covers)
 
Anyone ever heard Mastodon - The Emerald (Thin Lizzy cover)?


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Posted By: Time Signature
Date Posted: 11 Nov 2011 at 2:22pm
Iron Maiden's covers of Thin Lizzy's 'Massacre' and Jethro Tull's 'Cross-Eyed Mary' are pretty interesting.

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Posted By: Triceratopsoil
Date Posted: 11 Nov 2011 at 3:03pm
I like Opeth's cover of Remember Tomorrow


Posted By: LittleBig
Date Posted: 11 Nov 2011 at 3:21pm
Enchant - Man of Our Times (Genesis cover)
WASP - Easy Livin' (Uriah Heep cover)
Odyssey - Shake the Disease (a project of Dan Swano doing a Depeche Mode cover)




Posted By: genghiscon
Date Posted: 17 Nov 2011 at 1:57am
That Nevermore cover of Love Bites is certainly thinking out of the box and making it their own song.....

Three more covers that I dig 

I Want You (She's So Heavy) The Beatles - Coroner I love their take on the song, it just works for me.
Burn Deep Purple - WASP  Not my fav cover that they've done (The Real Me takes that one) but It captures DPs energy
Screaming For Vengeance Judas Priest - Sepultura  Raw and aggressive...whats not to like?


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Posted By: UMUR
Date Posted: 17 Nov 2011 at 2:03am
Slayer playing Dissident Aggressor by Judas Priest. Here´s a vid with both the cover version and the originalo included:


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Posted By: genghiscon
Date Posted: 17 Nov 2011 at 2:07am
Originally posted by UMUR UMUR wrote:

Slayer playing Dissident Aggressor by Judas Priest. 


Another case of a band remaking an original song all their own. I've always liked both versions because of the diversity.


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Posted By: Woutjinho
Date Posted: 17 Nov 2011 at 4:22am
That one is pretty cool indeed. Allthough Slayer's version of Born To Be Wild (of Steppenwolf) is one of the worst covers ever.

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Posted By: Balthamel
Date Posted: 17 Nov 2011 at 4:44am
Mastodon - Emerald - Thin Lizzy

Mastodon - Orion - Metallica

Mastodon - Just Got Paid - ZZ Top


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Posted By: UMUR
Date Posted: 17 Nov 2011 at 4:52am
Originally posted by Woutjinho Woutjinho wrote:

That one is pretty cool indeed. Allthough Slayer's version of Born To Be Wild (of Steppenwolf) is one of the worst covers ever.
 
I can imagine, but I haven´t heard it. As far as I remember they´ve also covered In-a-gadda-da-vida by Iron Butterfly.
 
...Yep I found it here:


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Posted By: Kingcrimsonprog
Date Posted: 17 Nov 2011 at 7:05am
1. The Afforementioned Slayer Dissident Agressor.
2.



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Posted By: genghiscon
Date Posted: 17 Nov 2011 at 8:29am
That Five Finger Death Punch cover of Bad Company leaves a taste of Nickelback in my mouth for some odd reason....

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Posted By: Vic
Date Posted: 17 Nov 2011 at 8:36am
I always thought Forbidden's version really destroyed Slayer's, which I always thought was kind of mediocre...
Here it is for comparison:



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Posted By: Dominator
Date Posted: 19 Nov 2011 at 4:08pm
Cross-eyed Mary- Maiden covering Jethro Tull
Diamond's and Rust- Priest covering Joan Baez
White Rabbit- Sanctuary covering Jefferson Airplane


Posted By: monoblogist
Date Posted: 11 Nov 2012 at 7:16pm
Kreator - "Grinder" (Judas Priest)
Sepultura - "Procreation of the Wicked" (Celtic Frost)
Iron Maiden - "Cross Eyed Mary" (Jethro Tull)
 
 
 


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Posted By: vmoore
Date Posted: 14 Dec 2012 at 9:17am


and i cant think of a third



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Posted By: IMPF2112
Date Posted: 14 Dec 2012 at 2:00pm




Posted By: Eria Tarka
Date Posted: 14 Dec 2012 at 11:40pm
Type O Negative's cover of Summer Breeze.... it's just incredible. 


Posted By: Stooge
Date Posted: 14 Dec 2012 at 11:51pm
Originally posted by bytor2112 bytor2112 wrote:

Type O Negative's cover of Summer Breeze.... it's just incredible. 

Yeah I like that one.

A Perfect Circle's covers album  eMotive is one of the best I can think of.  Great for those who are into interpretations and shaking things up as opposed to staying very loyal to the original.


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Posted By: buttsled
Date Posted: 15 Dec 2012 at 12:51am
Better By You, Better Than Me - Spooky Tooth redone by Judas Priest

Easy - The Commodores redone by Faith No More

Disciples of Hell - Yngwie Malmsteen redone by Vital Remains



Posted By: IMPF2112
Date Posted: 17 Dec 2012 at 10:23am
I just found this, it's pretty incredible



Posted By: Jbird
Date Posted: 18 Dec 2012 at 7:42am
All Ends - Apologize (original by One Republic)


I'll have to think of two more....




Posted By: 1967/ 1976
Date Posted: 23 Dec 2012 at 8:06am
Slave Raider: Jailbreak (Thin Lizzy cover)

Judas Priest: Diamonds and Rust (Joan Baez cover)

Holy Mother: You've Got Another Thing Comin' (Judas Priest cover)


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Posted By: MAVIIIVAM
Date Posted: 19 Jan 2013 at 4:06pm
^ Wait, is that Best Pregnant Well Dressed MILF or Top 3 Cover LOL . . .

Shakesoutofit Stern Smile . . . um, yeah . . .

My Number 1 is after the Beatles Intro Big smile

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Posted By: ProgMetaller2112
Date Posted: 19 Jan 2013 at 4:23pm
Not really big on covers but I do like

Painkiller by Death(originally by Judas Priest)
Am I Evil by Metallica(originally by Diamond Head)
I guess Diamonds & Rust by Judas Priest(originally by Joan Baez)

Oh Yeah and Slayer-Dissident Aggressor(originally by Judas Priest)


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Posted By: Jbird
Date Posted: 02 Feb 2013 at 4:49pm
I forgot about this cover, this is awesome! Tongue

It's done by a guy who chats on a couple of guitar forums that I frequent. He's a talented guy, I met him at a forum jam and he played (and sang) Night Ranger's 'Don't Tell Me You Love Me' pretty much note-for-note the very first song he performed.




He also did Sponge Maiden LOL




Posted By: MAVIIIVAM
Date Posted: 02 Feb 2013 at 7:19pm
Originally posted by Woutjinho Woutjinho wrote:

Pig Destroyer - Genital Grinder and Exhume To Consume (carcass covers)
 
Anyone ever heard Mastodon - The Emerald (Thin Lizzy cover)?


And the other before Mastodon covered it Wink . . .



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Posted By: MAVIIIVAM
Date Posted: 02 Feb 2013 at 7:33pm
Originally posted by LittleBig LittleBig wrote:

Enchant - Man of Our Times (Genesis cover)
WASP - Easy Livin' (Uriah Heep cover)
Odyssey - Shake the Disease (a project of Dan Swano doing a Depeche Mode cover)



These are awesome LittleBig, I added them to my 2nd Cover playlist I'm creating.  I dont own the Genesis
Tribute (from the Magna Carta label), but I have another Enchant song off of it on the 1st Playlist above Smile.
Edit: oops! that IS the one on the 1st playlist Tongue.








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Posted By: Vic
Date Posted: 05 Feb 2013 at 1:07pm
Morgana Lefay - Voulez Vous. PERFECT.








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Posted By: vmoore
Date Posted: 26 Nov 2013 at 11:53am
this isn't metal but this is one of the best cover songs ever written and if you don't think so then there is something wrong with you




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Posted By: vmoore
Date Posted: 05 Dec 2013 at 2:02pm
one more cover I love that isn't metal




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Posted By: Time Signature
Date Posted: 06 Dec 2013 at 2:15am
Not necessarily my favorite cover versions, but here you go:

















And then there's this one, which I don't really like:



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Posted By: Time Signature
Date Posted: 06 Dec 2013 at 3:29am
More of a parody than a straight up cover.

Here's the riginal for comparson:


And here's the parody:



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Posted By: GhostOfSirius
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2014 at 11:39am



aaaand...



Posted By: Unitron
Date Posted: 14 Jul 2014 at 11:23am
My favorites are:

3. Helstar 'He's a Woman, She's a Man' (Scorpions Cover)
2. Pendulum 'Master of Puppets' (Metallica Cover)
1. Opeth 'Remember Tomorrow (Iron Maiden Cover) 


Posted By: aglasshouse
Date Posted: 20 Jul 2014 at 8:13pm
1. Welcome to The Machine - Queensryche (Pink Floyd cover) 
2. Imagine - A Perfect Circle (John Lennon cover)
3. For Whom The Bell Tolls - Apocalyptica (Metallica cover)

Best covers-almost better than the original Smile


Posted By: Unitron
Date Posted: 20 Jul 2014 at 10:46pm
Originally posted by VerticalUprising VerticalUprising wrote:

1. Welcome to The Machine - Queensryche (Pink Floyd cover) 
2. Imagine - A Perfect Circle (John Lennon cover)
3. For Whom The Bell Tolls - Apocalyptica (Metallica cover)

Best covers-almost better than the original Smile

I forgot about Queensryche's cover of Welcome to the Machine, that is probably my favorite actually Tongue


Posted By: ProgMetaller2112
Date Posted: 28 Aug 2014 at 3:03am
Originally posted by Unitron Unitron wrote:

Originally posted by VerticalUprising VerticalUprising wrote:

1. Welcome to The Machine - Queensryche (Pink Floyd cover) 
2. Imagine - A Perfect Circle (John Lennon cover)
3. For Whom The Bell Tolls - Apocalyptica (Metallica cover)

Best covers-almost better than the original Smile

I forgot about Queensryche's cover of Welcome to the Machine, that is probably my favorite actually Tongue

LOL


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Posted By: adg211288
Date Posted: 28 Aug 2014 at 3:15am
I think I actually like this one much more than the original:

  



Not sure I'd say they're favourites because I can't say I pay much attention to covers but a couple of decent covers worth mentioning here IMO, and the only two I instantly thought of.


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Posted By: adg211288
Date Posted: 11 Oct 2014 at 10:44am
I really like this blackened version of Iron Maiden's Powerslave.




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Posted By: vmoore
Date Posted: 11 Oct 2014 at 11:31pm
a great great cover. It's not metal but i love it. The original is by Marcy playground. maroon five covered sex and candy on their excellent new album v and it sounds just like it could have been written by themselves for their first album Songs About Jane.




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Posted By: Psydye
Date Posted: 12 Oct 2014 at 11:39pm
Could only think of two songs, 'Kill the King' by Liege Lord(orig. Rainbow), and 'Painkiller' by Death(orig. Judas Priest). Couldn't think of a 3rd, sorry! *Would probably help if I wasn't so inebriated. XD


Posted By: Unitron
Date Posted: 14 Dec 2016 at 12:29pm
Since my last post, my favorites have changed. This is probably my top 3 these days:

Death - Painkiller (Judas Priest cover)
Slayer - Dissident Aggressor (Judas Priest cover)
Soundgarden - Smokestack Lightning (Howlin' Wolf cover)

Other favorites:
Cirith Ungol - Fire (Arthur Brown cover)
Soundgarden - Into the Void (Black Sabbath cover)
Helstar - He's a Woman, She's a Man (Scorpions cover)
Soundgarden - Homicidal Suicidal (Budgie cover)
Metallica - Turn the Page (Bob Seger cover)
Shadows Fall - Welcome to the Machine (Pink Floyd cover)
Killswitch Engage - Holy Diver (Dio cover)


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Posted By: LittleBig
Date Posted: 28 Feb 2020 at 3:01am
Antimatter - Welcome to the Machine (Pink Floyd)
Johnny Cash - Hurt (NIN)
Voivod - Astronomy Domine (Pink Floyd)



Posted By: Unitron
Date Posted: 28 Feb 2020 at 5:15pm
Originally posted by Unitron Unitron wrote:

Since my last post, my favorites have changed. This is probably my top 3 these days:

Death - Painkiller (Judas Priest cover)
Slayer - Dissident Aggressor (Judas Priest cover)
Soundgarden - Smokestack Lightning (Howlin' Wolf cover)

Other favorites:
Cirith Ungol - Fire (Arthur Brown cover)
Soundgarden - Into the Void (Black Sabbath cover)
Helstar - He's a Woman, She's a Man (Scorpions cover)
Soundgarden - Homicidal Suicidal (Budgie cover)
Metallica - Turn the Page (Bob Seger cover)
Shadows Fall - Welcome to the Machine (Pink Floyd cover)
Killswitch Engage - Holy Diver (Dio cover)

Still really like all these covers, but top 3 now would probably be this:

Judas Priest - Diamonds and Rust (Joan Baez cover)
Riot - Born to Be Wild (Steppenwolf cover)
Soundgarden - Smokestack Lightning (Howlin' Wolf cover)

3 Honorable mentions that aren't in that last post:

Metallica - Crash Course in Brain Surgery (Budgie cover)
Anthrax - Phantom Lord (Metallica cover)
Korn - Earache My Eye/Scatterbrain - Earache My Eye (Cheech and Chong cover) Korn's cover actually sounds a bit like Cathedral, particular with the vocals having a very Lee Dorian-esque exuberance to them.



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Posted By: adg211288
Date Posted: 28 Feb 2020 at 11:37pm
I did not actually know this was a cover at first, because my promo material for the album neglected to include that information. I don't know the original. But this is a killer track and actually my favourite from this album:



I only heard the original of this yesterday in a film, but I always felt this cover really fit into the concept of the main album so well:



I am not a Pink Floyd fan, but I love this cover version (though in fact this is one of the few PF songs I like anyway):



I'm not sure if that's strictly my top 3 of all time, but it is the first 3 that came into my head when I saw this topic. 


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Posted By: Unitron
Date Posted: 01 Mar 2020 at 12:45am
^Never heard that cover before, but it's one of my favorite Pink Floyd songs so I'll make sure to check it out. I do love their slowed down cover of Paranoid.

Forgot a couple Stones covers that have become favorites recently:

Blue Cheer - (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
Lucifer - Dancing With Mr. D


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Posted By: Unitron
Date Posted: 18 May 2020 at 11:52pm
How did I forget Budgie's cover of Baby Please Don't Go, now that's one of my favorites. Has to have one of the best bass tones in classic metal.

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