Best Metal Cover Songs

The best classic heavy/thrash metal songs covered by modern metal bands.

The Top Ten

1 Holy Diver - Killswitch Engage Holy Diver - Killswitch Engage

This is the best metal cover ever! A must listen if you haven't heard it yet!

Sorry but this is one of the worst covers EVER. Starts off OK, then the crappy chug-chug guitars come in... and then the screams... and before you know it its single-handedly destroyed everything that made the original great. Absolutely abysmal. These crap talentless metalcore bands should never cover anything because they ruin everything they come 10 feet near.

2 Painkiller - Death Painkiller - Death

Not all that modern, but that doesn't make it any less awesome! Chuck's voice sounds mind-blowing. The highs are much very close to if not better than Rob Halford. No disrespect to the Metal God, but the Father of Death Metal really nailed this song - MetalFoREVer1228

Better then the Killswitch engage cover of Holy Diver

Even nails on a chalkboard is better than the Holy Diver cover really.

3 Master of Puppets - Trivium Master of Puppets - Trivium
4 Hallowed Be Thy Name - Machine Head Hallowed Be Thy Name - Machine Head

I honestly think this version destroys the Cradle of Filth one. I feel that CoF gave this song too much unnecessary aggression.

Agree, I'd go with Machine Head and not with Cradle of Filth, too, because growls are done tastefully here by R. Flynn (not overdone). - Metal_Treasure

5 Walk - Avenged Sevenfold Walk - Avenged Sevenfold

Matt's voice fits this song perfectly

6 Angel of Death - Carnifex Angel of Death - Carnifex
7 Beyond the Realms of Death - Blind Guardian V 1 Comment
8 Electric Eye - As I Lay Dying Electric Eye - As I Lay Dying
9 Am I Evil? - Metallica Am I Evil? - Metallica
10 Flash of the Blade - Avenged Sevenfold

The Newcomers

? Whiskey in the Jar - Metallica Whiskey in the Jar - Metallica
? Raining Blood - Vader (Slayer)

The Contenders

11 Symphony of Destruction - Paul Di'ano & Jeriko

Paul Di'Anno was made for this song. Awesome Megadeth cover. - Metal_Treasure

12 Would? - Opeth Would? - Opeth
13 Flight of Icarus (Iron Maiden Cover) - Tim "Ripper" Owens
14 Metal Gods - Primal Fear Metal Gods - Primal Fear

Really amazing Judas Priest cover, one of the best I've ever heard. - Metal_Treasure

15 No Quarter - Tool
16 Stone Cold Crazy - Metallica (Queen)
17 War Pigs - Faith No More War Pigs - Faith No More
18 Whip It - Love and Death Whip It - Love and Death
19 Silent Scream - Children of Bodom Silent Scream - Children of Bodom
20 Aces High - Children of Bodom Aces High - Children of Bodom
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List StatsUpdated 24 Jan 2017

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Top Remixes (5)

1. Painkiller - Death
2. Hallowed Be Thy Name - Cradle of Filth
3. Black Metal - Vader
1. Holy Diver - Killswitch Engage
2. Walk - Avenged Sevenfold
3. Master of Puppets - Trivium
1. Painkiller - Death
2. Am I Evil? - Metallica
3. Stone Cold Crazy - Metallica (Queen)

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