Best Cover Songs by Northern Kings

Metal_Treasure
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 Ten

1 We 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

2 I 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

3 Don'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

4 Kiss From A Rose

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

5 Rebel 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

6 Nothing Compares 2 U V 1 Comment
7 My Way

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

8 Creep V 1 Comment
9 I Should Be So Lucky V 1 Comment
10 Training Montage V 1 Comment

The Contenders

11 Brothers In Arms V 1 Comment
12 Strangelove

Depeche Mode cover. Vox - all singers. - Metal_Treasure

13 A View to a Kill

Duran Duran cover. Vox - all singers. - Metal_Treasure

14 Hello

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

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15 Sledgehammer

Peter Gabriel cover. Vox - Tony Kakko - Metal_Treasure

16 Don't Stop Believin'

Journey cover. Vox - Marco Hietala. - Metal_Treasure

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