Best Cover Songs by Northern Kings

Northern Kings are a Finnish metal cover supergroup, made up of four singers you probably already know:

Jarkko Ahola (Teräsbetoni, Ahola)
Marco Hietala (Nightwish, Tarot)
Tony Kakko (Sonata Arctica)
Juha-Pekka Leppäluoto (Charon, Harmaja).

They released two albums - in 2007 and 2008. Most of their covers use symphonic metal style but not only. These guys were really very creative - their new arrangements changed significantly the originals but I like most of these changes. They turned fast songs into slow songs and vice versa.

The Top TenXW

1We Don't Need Another Hero

Tina Turner symphonic metal cover. Vox - all singers.
One of the most impressive and crafted metal covers I've ever heard. - Metal_Treasure

2I Just Died In Your Arms

Jarkko's voice is just amazing in this one!

Cutting Crew cover. Vox and new arrangement - Jarkko Ahola.
He turned this fast rock song into a beautiful and epic ballad. This guy is an amazing singer and musician with great music instincts. - Metal_Treasure

3Don't Bring Me Down

Electric Light Orchestra cover. Vox and new arrangement - Jarkko Ahola.
His vocals are oh my god from start to finish, esp. the intro and 2:55-3:05! - Metal_Treasure

4Kiss From A Rose

Seal symphonic metal cover. Vox - all singers. Nice video to this song. - Metal_Treasure

5Rebel Yell

Billy Idol cover. Vox and new arrangement - Juha-Pekka Leppäluoto.
This singer's got one of the lowest voices in metal. The orignal song is relatively fast but this guy used slow doom style to make the cover sound different. Awesome cover version. - Metal_Treasure

6Nothing Compares 2 UV1 Comment
7My Way

Frank Sinatra cover. Vox - Jarkko Ahola.
Note from the band: Instrumentals incorporate elements of Queen's "The Show Must Go On". - Metal_Treasure

8CreepV1 Comment
9I Should Be So LuckyV1 Comment
10Training MontageV1 Comment

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11Brothers In ArmsV1 Comment

Depeche Mode cover. Vox - all singers. - Metal_Treasure

13A View to a Kill

Duran Duran cover. Vox - all singers. - Metal_Treasure


Lionel Richie cover. Vox - Jarkko Ahola. This ballad isn’t a ballad anymore... - Metal_Treasure

V1 Comment

Peter Gabriel cover. Vox - Tony Kakko - Metal_Treasure

16Don't Stop Believin'

Journey cover. Vox - Marco Hietala. - Metal_Treasure

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1. We Don't Need Another Hero
2. Don't Bring Me Down
3. Kiss From A Rose



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